Ever thought of traveling to exotic places and then you check your wallet and see your dreams getting scattered? Well, let me tell you that you don’t have to win a lottery to travel. To travel on a budget is a daunting thing to many people, and unfortunately can deter some would-be wanderers from experiencing this incredible planet. Here, I will be discussing few points to help you plan a holiday on a budget.
Yes, you read it right. Planning is very important. Take a pen and write in a sheet of paper about your plans. Though it might look like Spider web at the beginning, trust me it is gonna help you throughout the journey!
Make sure you bring everything you need so that you don’t have to shop while you’re away.
Embrace public transport:
Buses and trains are cheaper than planes. It’s that simple! A journey on an overnight train also mean you have one less night in a hostel to pay for.
Research on Do’s & Dont’s:
Make a quick research on what you CAN do and what you CAN NOT do in your destination in the area of legality, culture, social. You must be safe and don’t wanna invite any kind of trouble by not knowing about the city and culture after all. Trouble might cost you unplanned money.
Be careful on what you eat:
Cheap meals can be bought in a supermarket or even a local fresh food market, rather than in an overpriced cafe or restaurant. Aim to wander around before choosing a place to eat dinner too; if you just pick the first restaurant you see you won’t know if you’re overspending. Alternatively, hostels and spare rooms often let you have access to a kitchen if you want to save a little money by cooking for yourself.
Stay in hostels/ home-stays:
Hostels/ home-stays are much cheaper than resorts, hotels and rental homes. Not only are you getting lower prices (some hostel beds are literally just a couple of dollars per night), but you’re getting the authentic backpacker atmosphere, and memories to last a lifetime.