While globetrotting costs a pretty penny, smart travelers find plenty of economical ways to tour the globe. Supposing you wish to stick to a budget while still quenching your wanderlust, perhaps you need to rethink your travel style. Going on a less costly journey than you’re used to, doesn’t mean your voyage is any less fun – instead, you get to experience something different.
Try something different like cheaper ways to travel like going on a day trip, couch-surfing or staying at a vacation rental. You’ll save quite a bit and discover exciting new ways to travel.
Below we’ve compiled five tips for vacationing on a budget.
Reserve a vacation rental
Perhaps not the best choice for solo travelers, or for persons who prefer to eat out. However, when traveling with friends, family or a couple, a vacation rental saves you a big deal over a hotel. Putting up at a vacation rental as a group becomes cheaper with each additional person.
For instance, a two-bedroom ocean view condo that sleeps four for $200 per night falls to $50 a night if you tug a few buddies along. Also, purchasing larger food quantities at the store and cooking rather than dining at eateries helps in keeping costs down. On the downside, you’ll share rooms or spend a few nights at an unfolded sofa. But as they say, ‘the more, the merrier.’
Plan a home exchange
Supposing you’re a homeowner, trading your property with a stranger is an excellent way to unearth comfortable, comfy, and nearly cost-free accommodation. Home exchange participants usually reside in each other’s premises concurrently, and at times may stay as vacationers in one another’s homes.
You may feel uneasy about an outsider sleeping in your home. Recall that since the agreement is a mutual exchange, the other party will most likely treat your residence as their own.
Additionally, if you undertake due diligence beforehand – like arranging for a meet-up, chatting on the phone or check references – you considerably lessen your risk of leaving your home under the care of a destructive dweller.
Travel during the low season
While shoulder-season offers fantastic deals for travelers just when the weather turns favorable, persons courageous enough to try their hand on low-season trips can anticipate bearing less desirable conditions, for ridiculously low prices.
Some destination countries close some hotels, outlets, and attractions during the low season – however, that isn’t to say you can’t have a great time.
Take a cruise
Taking a cruise affords you significant savings by as costs cover entertainment, accommodation, and meals. It’s quite normal to see week-long cruises going for below $700 per person, particularly if you wish to reside in a stateroom. Travelers leaving at the coast can avoid airfare by taking a cruise to the closest port city.
Look for deals
The internet is littered with websites that help in securing deals on airline travel, best trekking offers, amusement park tickets and hotels. Deal sites enable you to figure out where to save and what you expect to save while drawing up your budget.
Sassy Peeps, do you have any tips for finding a great vacation on a budget? Inquiring minds want to know?
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