Traveling is the best thing in the world, exploring new places, cities and villages, meet new people and building new friendships, learning more about new cultures and traditions, trying local delicacies and parting all night long.
But, sometimes, even if we have a desire to visit one place, the budget can really limit us and our wish to concur new destinations.
According to one old sayings, the most beautiful things in the world are free, but not when it comes to traveling. When you visit a new place, you need to pay for transport, accommodation, food and entrances. Sometimes even if we save some enough money for the trip, when we get to the place, we can realize that we don’t have enough to do everything that we have planned.
But, still, you can travel on a budget, you just need to be well prepared and be very well informed about the place you want to visit.
For your desired trip you can start with saving money. You can do that by finding an extra job, part time or something online. Maybe you can cut some of yours current expenses. Walk to work or ride a bike, get snack from the market, and don’t buy expensive food in the cafeteria at work or university. Also, you can save up money by not going out so much. Gave up smoking or drinking too much coffee. Maybe you don’t like these ideas at first, but if you think wisely, they are good for your health and budget.
The crucial part of traveling on a budget, is to be resourceful. To be honest, you don’t need a five star hotel, you don’t need to eat beef steak, caviar or drink expensive wine. You just need a place to sleep and shower, you can in local, small and charming restaurants on affordable price.
Maybe you can find someone to crash in for a few days and sleep on the couch. You can visit your college’s roommate, your parent’s old friends, and some relatives or just go in a cheap, but clean hostel.
If you want to travel, then you want to feel and explore the place you want to meet. For that you don’t need a tour and a guide. Be free to do it yourself, like that you can create your own adventure, plan your time, and trust us, you can learn more alone, than in group of loud and curious tourist and one lame guide. For that, do a good research on Internet, get a map and make plan when and what museum, monuments or natural wonders you want to see.
Don’t spend your money on silly things, rather be wise and practical. Vendor and souvenir sellers can trick you so be careful.
Backpacking is awesome way to travel on a budget. You can do it alone or with some friends and share the expenses for traveling. If you want to save up money, forget about planes, and if it is a places that can be reach by train or bus, use that. It could be longer trip, but you can meet new friends on the way.
Pack your snakes and some drinks, just for the few days of your trip.
We hope that these few tips will help you travel more for less money!