Travel to someplace is a common thing in everyone’s bucket list. And it should be. Travel makes you experience your life in a completely different manner which you never felt before. It turns you into a storyteller. Travelling makes you a better version of yourself. You become more understanding, accepting, and welcoming. A traveling soul makes other people’s as well as their own lives beautiful. Yet so many people hold back their travel plans. And the No. 1 reason behind it is, well you guessed it right - It’s Money!
But in today’s time when everything has become so interconnected. It is nothing but a myth.
You don’t need to be rich to travel.
There are many ways with which you can travel cheaply. You just need to be creative enough to look out for them and implement them the next time to plan a trip to someplace. Well, to ease your load, we have compiled a list of ways through which you can travel to big places in a small budget.
Here We Go:
Off-Peak Season Travel
Peak seasons are not an ideal time for travel. It is not only heavy on your pocket but also not much enjoyable. The places are quite crowded during peak season times and prices skyrocket. So plan your travel in off-peak time. Make sure that you research about the seasonality of a place before visiting as it varies from country to country.
Stay in Hostel
Hostels are a budget-friendly accommodation option in comparison to hotels, resorts, and rental homes. There are hostels in many countries purely dedicated to travelers. The best part about staying in these hostels is that you can easily find someone to share your transportation, dinner, or day trips.
Take the road less traveled
Popular tourist attractions of a place can be a nightmare for your wallet. Try to explore places that are not so popular. You will find many incredible things to see there as well. The soul of a place is not only limited to one spot. It is everywhere. So, venture those off-beaten paths and live your own journeys.
Treasure memories, not materials
Souveniers are overrated. You don’t need to buy material things to bring back with you as a remembrance of the place. Instead, live those moments fully in which you are traveling to that place. It will create an impression on your soul which is more permanent than any souvenir. It will also make your bag lighter and wallet fatter.
Book in Advance
Immediate bookings or bookings nearby the travel date are costlier. The prices of your flight tickets, hostel beds, etc start going up as your trip time comes near. So, make sure to book everything in advance to avoid overpaying and any last-minute hassle that may arrive.
Research on the Internet Smartly
Websites track your browsing history and look for prices you have been quoting on the internet. To get the best competitive deals, surf the web on incognito mode, and clear your browser cookies. You can also use a VPN to make it look like you are booking from another place as prices vary from location to location.
As a traveler, you need to be flexible in your plans and activities. Make sure to pack light to avoid extra luggage charges. Do not rush into plans without research. And lastly, have the ability to drop your plans anytime to take advantage of opportunities that arise during your travel.
The world is an amazing place. The more you travel, the more you unfold its beauty. Do not stop yourself from traveling just because you think it is a leisure pursuit for the rich. The world is as much as yours to discover, as it is for any other person. Sure, Money does have a role to play in it but you can minimize it with these budget-friendly travel hacks. So stop thinking and start exploring!
“I WOULD RATHER OWN A LITTLE AND SEE THE WORLD THAN OWN THE WORLD AND SEE A LITTLE OF IT.” - Anonymous