6 février 2024

Tips on how to travel more cheaply

Are you a globetrotter? Would you like to take a vacation without spending a huge budget? You can travel to the other side of the world, in any country, with your savings. However, if you want to make a success of your travel project on a low budget, you'll need to take a few precautions. Here are some tips on how to travel more cheaply.

Look for motels close to business centers

Deciding to travel as a tourist on a low budget means cutting back on certain expenses. You'll have to give up hotels in favor of motels, which also offer a certain level of comfort and services you'd find in hotels, but this time on a low budget. The trick here will be to choose budget motels nearby that are close to business centers, as they are less expensive than others. You'll be closer to shopping malls and other modern attractions, unlike motels far away.

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Book your plane tickets and motels instead

If you're a frequent booker, you'll notice that the closer you book, the more expensive it is. In this case, you should book several weeks or even months in advance to save money. A booking at more than 50% off the normal rate when you book almost two to three months in advance. If you don't have the cash, you can pre-book at the hotels they do. This tip also applies to booking airline tickets.

Prepare a budget for your various expenses

Drawing up a budget isn't easy, especially as unforeseen events can occur, but it does give you a clear idea of your expenses. This is how you can prepare a budget for catering, snacks, tourism, shopping, entertainment and so on. And don't forget to add a budget for unforeseen events, so you're ready for any eventuality.

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Choose a less expensive destination

There are plenty of destinations to choose from if you don't have a big budget. You can choose between : 

  • Thailand
    South Africa

In these countries with a strong tourist trend, you can do all the tourist attractions on a low budget.

Eat locally

Taking a sightseeing vacation means sampling the gastronomy of the country you're in. Enjoying these different dishes can be expensive, depending on the place you've chosen. In Thailand, for example, the national dish is pad thai, or Thai-style fried noodles. If you choose to eat this dish in a high-end or tourist restaurant, you'll spend 2 or even 3 times the normal price. On the other hand, if you go for street food or local restaurants, you can buy this dish at its fair value.

Look for free activities

In most countries around the world, you're entitled to free or low-cost activities. All you have to do is consult the pages linked to the good plan or even the applications that offer good plans near you. You can choose between festivals, visits to museums, cultural sites, national parks and so on.
By applying these tips, you'll be able to take a vacation without worrying about your budget.