Travelling is a soulful experience that puts our life in perspective. However, most of the people are afraid of travelling because of the dent it makes on the budget. Budget proves to be stressful enough that it makes people lost to the magic called travel. Here are five tips that will take off the burden of the budget. This article is for those ruthless budget cutters who just want to travel.
Travel off season
One of the first and foremost ways to reduce travel cost by almost 70 per cent is by travelling offseasons. When you travel offseason, the ticket rates, accommodation rates and transport rates are all very cheap. And it is not always that you have to skip good weather. You just have to skip the general holiday buzz. If you do that, then you don’t even have to book tickets in advance. What are we gonna do with our sick leaves anyways!!
Generally, a huge part of our travel budget is kept aside for the accommodation. We all want to enjoy a trip with a good place to stay. And five-star hotels become the go-to choices. However, there are way cheaper options. Hostels and dorms are much cheaper and nowadays. They are clean and safe too. Even if you don’t want to share accommodation with strangers, two-star hotels and motels are good alternatives. Many come with breakfast and hot water facilities too. However, when you are opting for a cheaper stay, do not trust the internet. Go check out the place and then pay. And who knows you might get lucky and can strike an interesting bargain too.
If you are an explorer, and you don’t care much for the food except its hygiene and cost, then you can cut out a huge part of your food expenditure. Avoid restaurants at any cost except maybe for an occasional treat. Instant noodles and Cupa noodles can be your best friend. And local foods and street food might just make your vacation much exotic and cheaper.
Another big-time issue that puts a dent on your budget is the transport. Rent a car and taxi are two luxuries you have to live without if you want travel to be much cheaper. On the other hand, local public transports are your best friends. Local bus, metro, share auto why even horse buggies. They give you a wide experience and are much cheaper.
The ultimate tip to make all the above tips become reality is to pack lighter. Skip packing expensive stuff at all cost. I know, we want to dust off those exotic expensive dresses and jewels on our vacation. But if you are really intent on travelling cheaper, take nothing more than what you can carry around. Have the essentials like your passport and money on you at all cost. You don’t have to book rooms just to store your luggage safely. You can check in for the night and check out after breakfast. Most of all, you can concentrate on your experience rather than safeguarding your stuff.
The above are some of the tips that cut a lot of the expenses and gives you room to expand your experience while you travel. I hope with the help of these tips, you can bring out the travel enthusiast inside you and can have a cheap and safe travel.