Searching for ways to see the world for less? That seems to be the mission for many people who want to travel more but don’t have the budget to go all out. Today I’ll share some tips to help you travel affordably so that you can see the world and complete that travel bucket list this year, without breaking the bank.
How To Travel Affordably
Decide What You Need
If you’re ready to travel within a budget, then you’ll have to determine what you need and what you can live without. Make a list of your must-have amenities for your hotels, and other needs for travel so that you can focus on getting the bare minimum requirements for maximum savings.
Join a Rewards Program
From accommodations to flights to everything in between, there are many travel rewards programs that you can join. Get on the list to take part in the travel rewards that many brands over as a means to help others travel on a budget.
I recommend getting a credit card to utilize the points. I use this American Express.
Find the Lowest Airfare
Always try to find the lowest airfare option possible. This could be mean traveling at really early or late hours, but it’s worth the savings. If you truly want to travel affordably then you’re going to have to give up some of your sleep to get to and from your travel destinations.
Find Free Accommodation
Whether it’s finding a long lost relative or a friend that lives in the area you’re traveling to, there are ways to find free accommodations. As a blogger, you may be able to find a review hotel to stay at in exchange for coverage. Ask around to see if anyone you know can open their doors to you.
Cook at the Hotel
Plan to cook at the hotel or wherever you’re staying more often than dining out during your travel adventures. This will ensure you spend less money on food and can have healthier meals too. Bring your own food or research the local grocery stores to determine a solid food budget for your trip.
Lastly, if you truly want to travel affordably then you’ll have to be a little flexible. Waiting till the last minute to get a fabulous deal on airfare is very worth it! Many travelers know that getting the last minute accommodation or flight deal is a great way to save money on their business and personal trips.
These are just some of my best tips to travel affordably. Each tip will work together to inspire you to save money while seeing the world!