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.
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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.
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)
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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 .
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.
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.