6 Tips To Travel On A Budget
Are you a wanderlust but have not gone to as many places as you want to because you have not been travelling on a budget but have been going to places you fancy that are too expensive? If your budget is limited and you want to travel to as many places as you want to you really ought to rein in your sending and look at ways where you can save money. This money can be spent on your next trip or it could be used to extend your trip a little bit. Here are some tips that would help you to travel on a budget.
1. Do a lot of research and find out the cheapest and the most efficient way to travel
This requires a lot of time and patience on your part. Ticket prices keep fluctuating now and then but if you have been following the sites carefully you can find when the airlines would offer deals and when the prices would come down. There is not set rule to when you can find a cheap ticket, but there are some patterns which would let you decide on when to get a cheap ticket. Tickets, especially air tickets take up the bulk of your budget if you are flying out of the country and the more you save on a ticket, the more you can do in a budget trip.
2. Stick to your original plan as much a possible
Try and stick to your original plan as much as possible and make changes only if you would save money with the changes. Do not get into situations where you have to change the dates of your trip or where you end up going and seeing places you did not plan initially. The places that you have not planned but yet end up going will cost you more than you had planned and your budget will be overshot. Stick to your plans and you can stay within your budget.
3. Be prepared to bunk down in a hostel or in a shack
If you are travelling on a budget and seeing places is more important to you, you will have to sacrifice some creature comforts. You should be prepared to share a hostel room with strangers or bunk down in a hall or camp under the stars. Know that these are experiences you will come to cherish later on in your life. You would even make new friends this way. As long as it is safe, be prepared to roughshod it when it comes to accommodations.