On a Budget? 3 Travel Tips to Enjoy Your Vacation Without Breaking the Bank
One of the most common life goals we set in life is traveling and touring places. Nothing beats the gratifying feeling of exploring the beauty and grandeur of this world as we visit other places or countries. However, no matter how much we’d want to travel the world, it is easier said than done. Not all of us have the liberty to travel with ease as we’re limited by this very one thing: money.
With the luxury of the trip comes the price of spending hefty amounts of money. After all, you need to spend on your flight ticket, visa application, accommodation, and other travel expenses such as foods. If you cannot manage these things, you can always hire a travel agency to do the rest for you. You only need to pay for their packaging service and then you’re good to go. But even then, there’s no doubt that you still need to invest a hefty budget in order to achieve the luxurious travel goals you desire.
Does that mean you’ll never get the chance to travel if you don’t have enough budget? Not really. There are far better ways of traveling while sticking to your budget. Traveling may be expensive, but if you are creative and patient, you’ll be able to find some hot and great travel package deals without doing your pocket too much damage.
“Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” -Gustave Flaubert
Here are our top travel tips in order to get that travel you’re dreaming of while sticking to your budget.
Travel During the Off-season
We know that the typical season to fulfill your travel dreams is the Summer season. If you want to witness a one-of-a-kind event, you would want to travel during the peak season. If so, you might want to hold back your urge to travel during the peak season first. Why? It’s because this is the time when all the expenses are at their peak too. Booking for your travel tickets, and your accommodation will be more expensive.
This is because airline companies and travel agencies know that there’s a demand for it. Other people like you will most likely compete for the available slots, hence the expensive trips. On the other hand, if you travel during off-seasons, the competition is low. At such a time, since there will be more slots available, the companies will be the one competing for you to avail their travel package. You also get to enjoy and relish your travel because there’s no crowding.
Look for Hotel Alternatives
Most travel agencies book your accommodation place in hotels, and that’s bad news for you. Staying in a 5-star hotel is costly even just for a night. Therefore, instead of finding some cheap hotels, look for alternatives such as apartments, lodging or hostels, or inns instead. They are relatively way cheaper than a night in a hotel.
Also, let’s face it, you really don’t need a fancy place to sleep, especially if you’re just staying there for a night then travel to another place. All you need is a comfy bed and you’ll be good to go! If it helps, staying with a friend is cheaper too!
Plan Shorter Trips
Unless you already have all the money to travel to places for a longer period of time, we recommend that you stick to shorter trips at first. You don’t need a month-long trip just to enjoy the beauty of a place. Shorter trips that take 3-4 days are much preferred not only because they are economically viable, but they also leave you with the desire to seek and explore the place sometime in the future.
Just imagine traveling to a certain place and staying there for several months. You’ll either lose interest in touring around the place or you end up living there, which defeats the whole purpose of traveling and exploring!
“We live in a world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru
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