Many people dream of travelling to another country, but the thought that it costs too much may hold them back. However, with the rise of low-cost flights and other cost-effective solutions, travelling on a budget is not only possible, but something that a lot of people are already doing.
Walking is not just a great way to save money, but it also allows you to explore a new place differently. You get to go where a bus, taxi or train can’t, so you’ll see the area in a whole new light. Public transportation, no matter how cheap it is, can quickly become expensive if you use it several times a day, so don’t forget to pack a good pair of walking boots!
Often underestimated, the value of good research is priceless. This includes understanding local culture and learning the history of your destination. It also includes, of course, exploring cheaper options when it comes to accommodations, visiting attractions and eating out – a lot of travellers don’t bother to actually research the local area, which means they can be missing out on deals and offers.
Even if you have your heart set on visiting another country during a particular time of year, keep an open mind in regards to the date. Flying and travelling off-season can get you the best prices – and you’ll be able to experience the landscapes, monuments and activities of your destination without the crowds that usually accompany it, especially if you’re visiting a popular location.
Also, you should be flexible when it comes to the destination. This is because certain countries or areas are more expensive than others so, if you’re on a budget, consider alternative, but similar, locations. They may not be what you initially wanted but you may be surprised at what a great time you’ll have!
Bring Your Own Meal
When travelling to another country, one of the great things to experience is local food, which is why many people eat out when they go abroad. And, yet, this is also where people spend the most money. If you want to experience local cuisine, consider buying local products, packing your own lunches and going out for dinner instead.
You can also reserve one day of the week to eat out, which can help you save money in the long run and yet still allows you to try out new foods!