Traveling is tremendous fun, but can sometimes turn out to be more expensive than hoped for. Fortunately for many, there are several ways to travel on the cheap. Here are our golden tips.
Stay in an Airbnb
Yes, it is very comfortable to stay in fancy hotels, but the price tag then often runs high. A cheaper alternative is, for example, Airbnb, where you can rent a whole apartment for yourself or a private room in a shared flat. And, it’s often as cheap as a hostel, only you have a little more privacy.
Travel out of season
If you can, travel out of season. Because yes, your place to stay will be cheaper in the off-season. Plus point: you can visit all the nice places without too many tourists around you.
Choose a non-touristy location
London, Paris, New York… They are all wonderful cities to visit, but they take a huge chunk out of your travel budget. Opt for a smaller town that is a lot less touristy, the prices are usually a lot lower. Need inspiration? These are the 10 cheapest destinations for a city trip in Europe.
It is often very tempting to take a cab, but after a few rides you have already lost a lot of money. That would have been better spent on other things. The best way to explore a city is on foot. So try to walk as much as possible or take public transport.
Cook at home
Eating out is great fun, but maybe you should limit it a little and not eat at a nice place twice a day. Or not every night. It is a good idea to book accommodation with a kitchenette, so you can easily cook for yourself. You can then buy your food at the local market.