Travel On A Budget
Travel On A Budget
Leave the hotels to the holidaymakers
Hotels are probably the main expense when you are trying to travel on a budget so it is worth looking at alternatives. There are many options to pick from be it private rentals, airbnb, holiday apartments and most holiday resorts in and around have camping options. You do not have to follow the crowd and stay in a hotel for a good holiday, remember that your holiday will be remembered for the things you done on holiday not what you done in your sleep so an alternative to a hotel is well worth looking at.
Stick with the locals
When we are on holiday it is a time to relax and maybe indulge in eating at the most expensive but to travel on a budget this is one area that you could save a lot of money, most mainstream eateries will charge what they can as they know you are on holiday and have already allocated funds for you food and drink but sticking to the places the locals go will save you a fortune. Drinking the local house wines and beers is a lot cheaper than in the tourist hotspots and you will also find good quality food set at a price not aimed at a tourist.
Avoid the peak seasons
Now this may be one of those that depends on your personal circumstances, school holidays, work and personal commitments but a good way to travel on a budget is to avoid the peak season. Not only flights that are much cheaper but accommodation is rock bottom and a great way to save that little bit extra.
Go out of town
When looking to travel on a budget have a look at the areas surrounding the main tourist resorts. You will find them up to 30% cheaper in hotels/food/drink e.t.c and for the price of a bus or tram to and from the next town over it is a good way to keep costs down on your holidays
This is just a short list when you are looking to travel on a budget and if you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments section below and hopefully others can put them to use!