While the idea of turning up at an airport with no idea where you are heading may have a certain amount of romantic appeal, if you are on a tight budget, this is not going to be the best way of saving yourself some much-needed cash. In fact, you are much better off putting in some forethought and planning to save yourself money while you are travelling. In this blog post, we are going to go into some more detail about a couple of different areas and how to put in some more planning.
If you are flying to a far-flung destination, there is no doubt that this can represent a major cost of your trip. You can generally save cash on your trip by travelling in the off-season and in the middle of the week rather than a weekend. There are plenty of flight comparison services out there which can help you out when it comes to selecting the best prices. If you are willing to go a long way around, you may even be able to save by flying indirect. Beat any extra baggage fees by measuring and weighing your suitcase before you set off.
After the flights, accommodation is going to be the next big expense, but the internet has opened up more options than ever in grabbing yourself a great deal. First of all, you can check out the type of packages which are available one website such as netvouchercodes.co.uk. Instead of booking a hotel, you could look into hostel options instead. These are not the grotty places that they used to be! Otherwise, you could check out home-swapping or booking a place through an accommodation website like Airbnb.
When You Arrive
Your smartphone should be your best friend while you are travelling, and there are all sorts of cheap and free apps including travel guides, phrasebooks, maps, torches etc. In days gone by, these would have added up to costing you a fortune! Do your research on local restaurants and bars before you leave so that you don’t get caught up going to tourist traps. Withdrawing your money while you are abroad can end up adding up to a great expenditure as you pay all sorts of hidden fees, so do your research on how you can get the best deal. There are some expenses which are going to be worth paying, and one of these is certainly decent travel insurance. Not only will this give you protection when you need it, it will also give you much-needed peace of mind on your travels.
So, if you have always been the kind of person who doesn’t put in much planning to your travelling adventures, these are just a few of the reasons why you should start to put in a little more time and attention into your next trip abroad. You are much more likely to save yourself some much-needed cash which could help you to travel for longer!