6 Tips to Save Money While Traveling Abroad
Constantly having to think about your expenditures while traveling abroad squeezes out all the fun from the trips and vacations. It’s hard to fit in all the fun and excitement into a tight, constrained budget. So, here are 6 tips to save money while traveling abroad.
1. Go for public transport
When moving about in a new place, what seems like a smart thing to do is book a car rental service or a guided tour for the entire day to take you around the city. However, if you want to save some of your dough, then go for public transport wherever possible or even better, walk the short distances. This not only cuts down on your traveling cost but also gives you a great opportunity to take in the history, culture and lifestyle of that particular place.
2. Shop smartly
Don’t make malls your idea of sightseeing when you go to a new place. Most of us tend to just get inside a mall in the hope of finding something “different”. Big or small, malls are the same everywhere. You can always shop for your favorite brands once you’re back home. Instead go for a local farmer’s market or the flea markets. That’s where all the interesting, cheaper and unique stuff is.
3. Don’t pay for the “snob value”
Cut down on the air-conditioning wherever possible. Check out the weather conditions of the place you’re planning to travel to before booking you hotel rooms. If the climate allows you to do without AC, then booking non-AC rooms, taxis or buses is simply a no-brainer.