Quick budget hacks for your next big adventure


Travelling opens the eyes and enhances the senses. Not only do you get to experience other cultures, you get to broaden your horizons and viewpoints. However, travelling is not like paying for a new launch property in kl. You don’t need to be spending a fortune on travelling. This guide will provide you with quick tips to demystify all of you concerns regarding budget travelling.

  1. Cheap airline tickets
  • When it comes to buying airline tickets, buying your tickets earlier can save you a good deal of money, especially with budget airlines.
  • Another tip is to buy your tickets on the less busy days, typically Tuesday or Wednesday. Avoid Fridays and the weekend at all costs. These days are the costliest days to book tickets.
  • Travel on weekdays when air traffic is minimal. Fridays and weekends are also the times when airline travel is at its peak. Thus, the more people that pay for tickets on a certain flight, the higher the price will tend to climb.
  • Ticket prices will also differ depending on whether it is a low or high travel season. Take this into account when planning your holidays. Don’t go with the flow and travel when everyone else does. You’ll thank yourself in hindsight when you book tickets during low seasons and have less crows to negotiate through at airports.
  • Booking indirect flights can also be much cheaper than purchasing a direct flight. If you don’t have any time to lose, you can save some money by booking a flight with a layover.
  • Keep in mind that there are many hidden extra costs, especially when you travel with budget airlines. Be prepared to spend additional money to check in your baggage or order food on the plane. Take these costs into account when you plan for your expenses.
  • The most touristy places tend to be the most expensive. Thus, try to avoid the most obvious tourist trails at all cost. There is always something cheap down the less trodden path that could be more worth your attention.
  • You can also make an investment towards your own country by travelling domestically. Explore and exhaust all the sights your own country has to offer before you think of jet setting to Europe.

  1. Transportation
  • Take advantage of transportation apps such as Uber and Grab. They can save you a fortune in costs and the stress from haggling with unscrupulous taxi drivers.
  • Another great idea is to travel with a larger company. With more people in the group, you’ll be able to share and spread out the cost of rentals, transport, etc.
  • Think about travelling by motorhome. Although this may be a tacky option in the eyes of some people, it has its perks. If you are planning on visiting a country with gorgeous scenery and beautiful landscapes, you can enjoy in from within the comforts of your rented motorhome.
  • If you are planning on renting a car, pick the cheapest model in order to save yourself some money in the deposit. Think about it, it’s only purpose is to get you from A to B, so always pick savings over style in these cases.
  • You can use your rented car for a multitude of purposes. Make full use of rented vehicle not only as a means of transport, but also as a roof over your head, and a place to store your belongings.
  • Pay attention to all the free options provided by the rental services. Sometimes, this means a devoted driver, or even a full tank of fuel.
  • Also take advantage of local tourist perks, such as discounts on public transport.

  1. Accomodation
  • Although hotels tend to be cheap if you book it in advance, in certain situations, it can be even cheaper if you book it at the last minute.
  • Hotel prices, like air ticket prices, go up and down according to the travel season.
  • Avoid holidays at all costs. Not only will hotels be super expensive during this timeframe, it will also be overbooked. Try to stay away from travelling during events or cultural holidays.
  • You can take a gamble and check in your hotel room late in the evening. If there is a surplus of better rooms, and the receptionist is in a good mood, you might get your room upgraded for free.
  • Be sure to pick accommodation that is close to the city center. This will help you skimp on transportation costs, as everything will be mostly a short walk away.
  • If hotels are not your thing, you can take advantage of other booking methods, such as Airbnb and hostelworld, which are usually much cheaper than hotels.

  1. Cheap Mobile Internet
  • Be sure to bring along some mobile internet. This way you can use your smartphone to navigate, negating the costs of buying travel books, brochures and maps.
  • You can use your internet access to look for restaurants and even plan your day.

  1. Food, Drinks and Entertainment
  • Try to experience eating at local hotspots. Try your best to avoid restaurants that look like there are intended only for tourists. Often, these establishments will have hefty price markups. As they say, when in Rome, dine as the Romans do.
  • Before entering any café or restaurant, examine its menu to get a gauge of the price you will be paying for food.
  • Be proactive and ask for discounts. Some hotel receptions will provide these services free of charge, which can include travel brochures and coupons for discounts.
  • Stay away from restaurants that are advertised on Tripadvisor. These establishments are often popular and by extension, expensive.
  • Try to do your own research and not depend on the services of a tour guide. Half the fun in travelling is to experience and discover things on your own.
  • Pay attention to any free events. These can help keep costs down. For example, many museums offer days where entry is free of charge. You can loop up these free ideas on the internet to come up with some funky ideas for cheap entertainment

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