TIPS FOR TRAVELING WHEN YOU ARE BROKE!
Traveling is such an amazing opportunity that not everyone gets to experience. However, if you know how to travel on a budget, it makes traveling accessible for everyone! Budget traveling can be lots of fun if you know how to do it and how to do it properly! Today I will be sharing some tips with you on how to travel when you are on a budget or even nearing broke!
PICK YOUR DESTINATION CAREFULLY
Research places that are good for traveling on a budget. Maybe it is somewhere that is cheap and easy to get to, somewhere where the currency gets you good value because of the exchange rate, or somewhere that has a lower cost of living than home! If you are interested in looking for cheap destinations to travel to, here are 30 places you can check out.
You will not be guaranteed great weather conditions all the time, but the destination you are visiting will be less crowded, especially less tourists, meaning cheaper prices too! You will be saving money and you will have your holiday spot all to yourself!
BOOK IN ADVANCE
It is always cheaper to book everything in advance, flights, accommodation, transport and even activities. Keep an eye out for those last minute deals though, as they are sometimes very helpful as well.
USE SKYSCANNER.NET FOR CHEAP FLIGHTS
Skyscanner.net is the best way to find cheap flights between countries. It is also very simple to use, enter your nearest airport or country and your destination you would like to visit and you will be able to see what is available on specific dates. An extra super secret, you can save more money when booking your flights in incognito mode!
FLY DURING THE WEEK/MID WEEK
I am sure most of you know by now how expensive it is to fly over the weekends, this is because of more people being available to travel. If you can, try to book your flights between Tuesday - Thursday as these days are usually cheaper.
CONSIDER CHEAPER ACCOMMODATION
You will be saving money if you choose to stay in a dorm or in a hostel for accommodation other than fancy hotels. Make sure you have a look at Couchsurfing, which is ideal for traveling on a budget because you stay at people’s houses, for free! Check out their website to get more information on how it works.
If you are going to be visiting a few different places while traveling, make sure to do all your traveling overnight as you will save on accommodation costs. As an added bonus, you will not miss out on daytime sightseeing and adventures!
SEARCH FREE ACTIVITIES IN YOUR DESTINATION
Always look for free things to do in your chosen destination before heading out there. You could come across free museums, or museums that have free days, or there could be a local event happening the same time you are there.
DECIDE ON A BUDGET AND STICK TO IT
Traveling can become extremely pricey if you do not have a budget and one you can stick to! Set yourself a reasonable and realistic budget and make sure you do not go over it by eating out every night or doing too many unplanned excursions or activities. You do not want to be left with financial stress towards the end of your holiday or once you get home.
The perfect way to spend less money, virtual travel! Virtual travel has taken over especially since the COVID pandemic, and everyone is getting on board. Would you like to go on a Safari but don't think your budget will allow it? You can go on a virtual Safari tour right from your own home. WanderfullySo has amazing virtual experiences to offer of the beautiful Cape Town, where you can experience the city like a local! You will even be guided by a local on your tour!
We hope these tips will help you for your next travel adventure. Make sure to book your free concierge session with us or send us an email and we will set up a customized virtual experience just for you!