One of our major fears when we want to travel is how we can save
money while travelling and all through our stay there. Most trips are
overpaid and expensive, that is why our goal at Destinali
is to help you travel with ease and economically. Yes, you can spend
little or nothing when you go on a vacation or tour, so you can relax a
little. All gathered from experts we have written hacks that can help
you enjoy your travel in a fun and adventurous way…for less.
Book Flights Smartly
There’s nothing compared to cross checking well enough for cheap and authentic means of transportation from your current location to where ever you’re travelling to. Check for the cheapest plane, bus or train to your destination to avoid unnecessary spending. We have written extensively here on how to find cheap flights for your trip. It is always best to compare cheap flights from multiple airlines at once and get the best deals only.
Make a budget and stick to it
Before you travel, make a list of activities, places, you plan on doing and attending, or souvenirs and gift items you plan on buying. If you don’t set a budget, you will end up spending above your means and expectations.
Always make your travel budget and stick to it.
Of what economic advantage is traveling by plane to someplace where a bus is accessible? It is not up for debate as to traveling much interesting and full of adventures than flying by plane.
Where possible, book a train instead of flying.
Buy foods in local stalls
Local foods are the cheapest you can get anywhere you go to. Get to know some locals around, try out their delicacies rather than eating out in hotels 100 percent of the time. Local stalls can be found on the street around or can be located via Google maps. Aside being budget friendly, it also adds some sense of adventure to your trip.
Don’t Shop Near Tourist Centres
Most stores around a tourist centres of attraction where you travel to hike their prices way higher than the normal. So one way of beating this is to spend less by getting your food, clothes or anything you need far from there.
Don’t buy souvenirs immediately
This only excludes when you are trying to get a rare souvenir else try getting it cheap. Go to more than one store over a particular item and afterwards buy from the cheapest store. Most times, when locals find out you’re a foreigner, they tend to increase the price. That is why sometimes you should use a trusted travel agency when traveling to guide you.
Make Efficient use of travel blogs
Travel blogs like ours or other city travel blogs like TripAdvisor come in very handy when planning a trip and can help you save a lot on costs. Knowing more about the place from the local’s point of view will really make sure you save on certain expenses . Check out where you will stay, place you probably can walk about the town or find cheap transport, cheap restaurants and attractions, etc.
Reduce travel area shopping
Make sure you can do the shopping you need to do in your mostly out of travel area. If you are you leaving your country, changing to your destination and using for shopping might be highly expensive. Even within the country, such place may be an expensive cost of living.
Pack lunch and snacks
We spend more on the road, while packing using a plane or bus; you can pack already made food to save extra expenses. Also, if you plan on going to a tourist area, rather than spending on expensive restaurants, you can take local foods too there.
Take advantage of discounts and freebies
Look around for free activities in places of attraction, around the community to know any festival that’s being celebrated. You can also Google free fun things in your destined location. Check if some stores are having discounts for tourists or students (if you’re one) and go shopping there. Most hotels give discounts on food, spas or other fun activities when you’re a tourist or when you use a particular service.
Walk when possible
Rather than spend a lot on Uber and Taxify, most times you should take a walk. This is why it’s advisable for you to get accommodation at the heart of the city because most centres of attraction are designed to be easily accessible from there.
However, if the tourist location is far, always opt for public transportation. It can add some fun and adventure to your trip.
Remember to say no
Always avoid impulsive purchases when on the road. Don’t get tricked by marketing words targeted at you. Always remember you can say no to any activity or items you really don’t need so you can spend less while you travel around.
Be sure to know what you want or need, and know if they are useful for your purpose of traveling, etc before you make any decision.
Track your spending
Creating a budget and sticking to it can be very difficult. One way of avoiding spending much while traveling is by tracking your daily spending and try making sure you don’t go above a certain amount every day.
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Always try all you can do, to never over-pack to avoid extra bills on luggage and clothes, always remember you do a little fun shopping at your travel destination.
What other ways do you think can help you travel on a budget?