Traveling is no longer a luxury experience since you can travel the world on a budget. With the right budget and the right mindset, you can make your travel dreams come true!
If you are wondering how to travel on a budget, check out some tips below.
1. Make specific plans and schedules
Before traveling, you should have a clear plan and schedule. From there, you can estimate how much you need to spend as appropriately and economically as possible.
Create a bank account to save money on travel. Absolutely not touch that account.
Also, remember to list a few additional backup options if the plan goes wrong.
2. Travel off-season
Do you realize that, during the peak tourist season, all types of expenses from train tickets, air tickets to hotels increase?
On the other hand, in the low season, all of the above factors will not be a problem. The travel cost will be significantly decreased in the off-season.
3. Book hotels and flight tickets as soon as possible
Booking hotels and tickets for transport 1 or 2 months earlier than the departure day will help you save a ton by avoiding increased prices.
It’s even more important if you plan to travel to places that only organize seasonal tourism such as flower season, snow season, or festive season.
Budget travel tips for flights
You should book at least 2 weeks in advance (off-season) or 1-2 months (high-season).
Usually, these advance bookings save you about 30-75% compared to booking close to the date. In case you want to buy extremely cheap tickets (both domestic and international), you may need to book half a year in advance.
4. Use Airbnb
If you intend to stay in a city for a few days, consider renting a cheap short-term apartment.
These types of apartments often have kitchens and washing machines, so you can cook and do your laundry without having to spend extra money for services.