How to Travel Cheap

how to travel cheap

How to travel cheap

In this post, I will show you how to travel cheap and have an amazing vacation!

Here are some tips on how to travel without breaking the bank.

Book Cheap Flights

Airfare is the most expensive part of the vacation. To score cheap flights you can book your plane ticket months in advance where the tickets are still cheap. Watch out for promo fares and seat sales.

For a more detailed blog post about booking cheap tickets, click on the link below.

Round trip ticket for only P694 ($14)

Plan your itinerary well

Read travel blogs and travel guides. This is to have an idea on how to budget your trip. You will know what places to visit or what places to skip.You will also have an idea on how much money you need for food and transportation. 

Join travel groups in Facebook. You might see someone looking for travel buddies. Having travel buddies is good especially if you are traveling solo. You can do cost sharing with your travel buddy and save money. 

Check Klook deals online to get discounts on train tickets, tours and other attractions.

Pack light

Cheap Accommodation

A hostel means a shared accommodation. Instead of staying in a private room with a private bathroom, you stay in a dorm room sharing the room with other people and shared bathroom. Most hostel also offer free breakfast and they have a kitchen where you can cook your own meals. A night in a hostel would cost you around $8-$10 ( P400- P500)

If you are a booking your first Airbnb stay, click the link below to get a discount!

Hostel bed

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Free Accomodation

There are two ways on how to get free accommodation: Couchsurfing and WorkAway. 

Couchsurfing is a service that connects members to a global community of travelers. Use Couchsurfing to find a place to stay or share your home and hometown with travelers.


WorkAway is unique concept where travelers can look for hosts where the host will provide free accommodation or food in exchange of services. Farms will offer free accommodation and food in exchange of farm work. Hostels will offer free accommodation in exchange for a few hours of work per day . 

Airbnb aprtment
Pro Tip: Always bring a water bottle!Save money while saving the Earth!

Meet other travelers

Meet other travelers. You can share the cost of a tour, share the cost of a boat or car rental and save money and also meet new friends.


Eat where the locals eat

For a delicious and cheap dining eat where the locals eat. Tourist restaurants are designed for tourists meaning they are expensive. Instead of eating in a restaurant, follow the locals where they eat. Don’t hesitate to ask the locals where cheap but delicious food is.

Spicy Curry and Rice 25thb ( $0.8 / P40)

Now you know how to travel cheap. Its time to plan your next vacation.  Cheap travel is not only good for your wallet but also good for your soul.

29 thoughts on “How to Travel Cheap”

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  2. Great list! I’ve saved a lot while traveling by buying food at supermarkets instead of restaurants, applying to be a student and staying in student accommodation (works out to be cheaper than staying in a hostel and you learn other cultures, too), and by traveling light.

  3. I’m a fan of traveling on a budget and you covered similar things to what I currently. I haven’t tried Couchsurfing or Workaway to get free accommodations. The Workaway option sounds more interesting as you get the opportunity to learn new skills. Farm work would be so different than a regular day as a blogger!

  4. What a great list of amazing ideas. This really shows that you most people can afford to travel and have a holiday if they plan in advance and use techniques such as those included here. Plus the more people that can travel after this pandemic, the more cost-effective a lot of travel fares will become.

  5. Thanks for sharing this money saving tips. This tips will be very helpful when we again start traveling after this pandemic situation.

  6. This makes so much sense, if you save on flights and accommodation that just means that you can plan more trips that fit within your travel budget. Who does not love seeing lots of nice places?

  7. i love eating where the locals do. it is so important for a good meal that represents the community you’re visiting. i will however spend extra money to avoid a hostel. but maybe that’s because i’m in my mid-30s.

  8. Every time I visit your blog, I learn something new and this is no exception. This time cheap travel. I can’t wait to read more!

  9. blair villanueva

    I remember the time we travel locally in the Philippines, and I brought my boyfriend to a local karinderia (coz I felt bought of us eating in restaurants). I told him that “… try eating where locals do eat, coz they surely good and inexpensive.” After that experience, he likes it and now mindful about our food dining options.

  10. These are excellent tips. Travel is so much fun, and it’s so enriching. That being said, if you don’t plan it right, you’ll send way too much money.

  11. These are some great tips that traveler should consider. It is really good and convenient to travel in without breaking the bank or big amount of money.

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