On today’s post I’d like you to bring you 5 of my best tips to travel on a small budget. This is probably one of the questions that I get asked the most, so I decided to put a simple and short list together for all you travelers.
#1 Save on Accommodation
We all know that going to websites like Booking.com will never get you the best value for your money. It’s not a bad website, but it’s not for us, who want to travel without spending our whole budget in 1 day.
So you’re best alternative is finding cheap hostels. These usually provide shared rooms and bathrooms for 4 to 20 people and you can get your cost per night down quite a bit. I recommend you take a look at our recent post about the 3 online platforms that we use to find these hostels around the world.
#2 Save on Flights
One of the most expensive parts of traveling is transportation, especially if you need to fly to get to your destination. But don’t worry. If you want to save a substantial amount of money on flights you need to flexible. The more the better. Avoid booking flights for Fridays and Sundays, that’s when most people travel and prices go up considerably.
Singing up for waiting lists is also a great idea to get flights for really cheap. Last minute tickets end up being a lot cheaper than standard, since the company would rather have a passenger that pays something rather than an empty seat.
#3 Save on Food
I’m not saying that you should eat, actually that’s a really bad idea. But what you should definitely avoid doing is going to tourist areas and buying food there. Avoid restaurants that are recommended by traveling guides, you’ll pay a lot more than what you should.
Instead look for local markets or even supermarkets where local people shop at. That’s the best way to eat cheap and high quality food.
#4 Bag Size
The size of your bag impacts the cost of your trip, more than you might have thought. If you want cheap travel tickets, you’ll have restrictions on the weight and size of your bag. And you know how these companies work, if you have 100g more than the limit, you’re paying probably as much as your ticket cost you. So make sure you’re within the limits and don’t carry a lot of stuff with you.
And here they are, my best 4 tips to travel on a small budget. I really hope you liked today’s post. Let me know if you have any questions below! Also make sure you check out this really cool infographic with more ways to save money on your next trip.