Travelling is such a great way to explore new places, try new food, meet new people, see new sights and even bond with people you’re with! Everyone can vouch that travelling is automatically better with people you love having around.
Some of the most common travel groups, apart from family, have got to be friends! Travelling with friends is such a great experience you have to try at least once in your life. This will allow you to know them better, experience new things with them and overall create great memories together.
But what usually holds most people back from travelling either time, money or both. That’s why people don’t travel often, but what if we told you we know ways to make your travels much cheaper and all you have to sort out is free time?
To know what these great money-pinching tips when travelling are, check out everything you need to know down below!
Airfare takes a good portion of your travel budget since you’re paying a ticket back and forth– doing this close to your trip date can cost so much money! So to cut your costs on airfare, consider buying tickets ahead of time.
The best time to buy your plane tickets is around 2-3 months before your trip. This will allow you to not only get good rates but also allow you to pick out your seat and time of flight (since tons of seats and flights are still available)
Plus a tip, you can also wait for airline promos to release cheap rates or book your flights on “non-peak” days. Peak days are weekends and holidays, so avoid them for better rates!
A great way to really explore and experience a place is by trying everything that’s local in that area, like food! Trying local food can make you learn so much from a place, such as what ingredients they use, the flavours that are common in the area and even how their food is prepared and served.
Plus locally-owned restaurants, eateries and diners are cheaper and can help you have a bit more on food and beverage.
Another thing that’s heavy on costs when travelling is where you’ll be staying. Most tourists opt for hotels because it’s what’s familiar, accessible and easy. But if you’re trying not to spend so much on lodging, opt for affordable accommodations!
And don’t worry about having a hard time looking for an affordable place to stay because there are a LOT! You can try checking hostels, serviced apartments, inns, bed and breakfasts, capsule hotels and so much more.
You don’t need to go to an amusement park or a grand resort to have a great time in a new place! If anything, visiting places like that take away time from actually getting to know the place you’re visiting.
To save a bit more on your trip and to better see what a place has to offer, consider visiting free-of-charge places like parks, museums, piers, beaches, ancient temples or churches, historical sites and so much more.
For something as common as water–a basic human need is now pretty expensive whether you’re buying it from restaurants, vendors and so on. So to save money on water and also keep yourself hydrated during the trip, consider bringing a tumbler around with you.
Most restaurants still do offer service water so you can consider asking for a pitcher and filling up your tumblers. Or if you see a dispenser that’s free of charge, use that as well! And if you want cool water the whole trip consider bringing an insulated tumbler! Insulated tumblers can keep anything in it, cold or hot maintained in temperature.
Now you know great money-saving tips for your next trip with friends, use them and see how much you’re able to save up! You can either use your extra money on souvenirs, tours and even shopping! We hope these tips help and if they worked well with you, try suggesting it to a friend, colleague or family member!