After flights, accommodation and insurance, your wallet might be a little thin! But don’t worry, just because your wallet is small, doesn’t mean your adventure has to be. Check out our tips below on how to ball out on a budget!
Write down a list of all the free activities your destination has to offer
Before you go on your trip, the tip is to plan! Write down a list of any free sights or activities that your destination has to offer in advance. Of course, you don’t have to do them all, but by the time you get there, you have a plethora of activities to choose from. Even though the activities won’t cost anything, the experience will be priceless! Whether you’re hiking up a mountain, lounging on pearly white beaches or admiring spectacular views, if you have a list of things to do prior to your holiday, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Eat food where the locals do or bring your own!
Food is something all of us can’t go without! Even though we all get tempted by buffet breakfasts and omikase dinners, they can cause a huge dent in our wallet. Instead, go where the locals do! Whether they go to a local chain, a street food stall or a convenient store, they’ll be an amazing feast waiting for you. If you want to be extra frugal or save your money towards more expensive experiences, try making your own food! A trip to the local grocery store in a foreign place is always a trip worth making because you’ll never know what you’ll find. Have a hand in making your own take on local dishes or pack a simple sandwich to go!
Avoid taxis and use public transport
Even though taxis might seem like the most convenient choice, you can rack up a ridiculously large bill after one ride. In most large cities, it could even be considered one of the most inconvenient choices because of the traffic! Have your hand at public transport while you travel. It saves you a truckload of money and you also get to see more of the city! Although it might seem intimidating, most cities also offer some transport passes that make travelling a breeze.
Avoid larger cities and explore smaller towns
We’re not saying you shouldn’t visit large hustling cities, but a big city, comes with a big price tag. Instead of visiting the big cities for the whole duration of your stay, just stay for a part of your stay and explore smaller towns after you’ve explored all of the main attractions. Larger cities often charge more for accommodation, foods and other goods because of the influx of tourists. Have a go at exploring the smaller cities so you can save some cash and experience the local life as well!
Be flexible and take your time
That’s what a holiday is for! Take your time to stroll around the area and enjoy the destination. Many make the mistake of cramming their itinerary and planning their day down to the minute. While it’s okay to plan out your day, just make sure you have time for unexpected or interesting things that will come your way while travelling!
See? Even if you’re strapped for cash, there’s always room for a holiday! We’ve also always got properties for you at Aabode.com!