Travelling abroad might seem to be an unobtainable aim, particularly if you have additional expenses of taking the family with you. Nonetheless, there are several ways through which you can help in planning a trip just as economical as travelling within your country. In fact, any wise traveller can expect to take a lifetime vacation as long as they take time in properly planning and scrutinising their options for a well-budgeted and planned holiday.
Take Long Trips
One of the best ways to save money while travelling is by taking longer trips rather than going on a short trip. The longer your vacation is, the more time you will have for slow transportation. You will save money by taking fewer flights. Instead of paying 200 bucks for a short flight, you can take a 6-hour bus trip.
Keep Track of Your Spending
One of the biggest problems for me is to keep a track on my spending, so I jot down every time I visit the ATM to withdraw cash, especially when I’m travelling to some country where the ATMs might run out of money at any time. If you write it down you will see how often you take out money and think ahead asking yourself whether you need to take out 200 bucks a week and if you keep on doing that will you have enough money to complete your trip. If you don’t, then you need to cut back.
Travel During Off Season
Before you plan your trip its best to do some research and see when is the best time to go – the best time to travel is mostly after or before the tourist month kicks off. Normally, the offseason is either scorching hot or the monsoon in several places which is not a good choice usually but still is a better time to travel due to economical fares.
Shopping Near Tourists Attractions -Big NO!
This something you should already be aware of, but many times I have seen people ignoring this one so it must be known well enough. These prices are normally quite higher and instead you should look for a local market to do your shopping from there.
Careful On Food Spending
I’m worst at this one because I’m a foodaholic, fifty percent of my budget is dedicated to food and drinks. So here are a few tips:
Try not to eat at universal joints where the menu has a little bit of everything.
Try not to eat at beach restaurants they are usually higher in prices.
Do order takeaway as some restaurants charge luxury fees, service charges and seating fees.
If you are staying at a condo or a hotel and you have access to the kitchen then cook sometimes.
When it comes to drinking, it’s best that you buy some liquor from the general store rather than heading to the pub or the bar.