1. Always Take the Walking Tour
In most major cities, there is at least one free walking tour. These tour guides make their living from gratuities, so you’ll need to tip, but it’s more than worth it. Beyond the wealth of history and culture you’ll learn about on the tour, guides have a wealth of information about the best local hangouts, cheap eats, and tips and tricks for saving money in their city! Don’t be afraid to ask!
2. Try a Work Exchange
With the help of websites like wwoofinternational.org/, helpx.net, and workaway.info, you can find a host looking for volunteers in exchange for room and board. This type of travel allows you to live with locals in places that most travelers won’t even make it to! It also has the huge bonus of being a great way to gain volunteer experience and learn a new skill!
3. Spend Less on Accommodation
Hotels and hostels aren’t the only options anymore. Try renting space from a local on Airbnb.com or finding someone who is willing to share their couch for free on Couchsurfing.com.
4. Research Free Activities
No matter where you go, there is always something free to do. If you do your research before you leave, you can find free museum days, movies in the park, hiking trails, and all kinds of free activities in any city.
5. Always Bring Snacks
So often, money saving tips include choosing to cook over eating out, but when you’re travelling, missing out on the flavours of a new place is rarely an option. Sure, it’s can be more expensive, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. The biggest problem with eating out on a budget is that often, we don’t try to find a restaurant until we are starving! My advice: bring snacks, that way, you won’t decide on the expensive, touristy place next to the art gallery just because your sugar levels are crashing.
6. Find a Good Source of Discount
Be on look for off-price fares, coupons and promo codes from travel and holiday companies like First Choice that can save you a bundle on your travel expenses.
7. Stay for a While
Some of the largest expenses while travelling are all of those plane, train, and bus tickets. While it is good to visit many places, the downside is not knowing the places better. As they say, when you travel, live like a local.
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Article written by Joel