Create An Itinerary That Works For Your Budget
So you wanna travel, but your money is tight? Planning and arranging everything can be overwhelming. Staying focused on your points of destination and your spending limit will save you money. Set your budget for food, accommodations, souvenirs, and transportation. Here I will share some tips on how to create an itinerary that works for your budget.
The details of your adventure!
Do as much research as possible before finalizing your itinerary. Check around on local tourism websites for free attractions. Some places accept small donations for visiting. Use review websites and guidebooks to narrow down your choices.
You can save money by traveling on off-season. Be sure to find out which season is off-season according to each destination. Prioritizing staying longer in important places for a stress-free journey. Remember to look up statistics for crime rates when determining how to travel and what to do. When planning for less-developed countries, do budget for a small number of days to get sick. You should also verify travel insurances. Find out which countries offer them or not for your own security.
Saving money on food!
Food can get a little spendy if you are eating out all the time. Try to limit yourself to fewer take out foods. Going to local grocery stores or farmers market can save you money. If you are staying at a hostel you can prepare your food in the communal kitchen. Plan for every meal you eat. Pack a lunch and snacks for when you get hungry. Limit your eating at a restaurants.
Transportation and Getting there!
To book low air-fare buy your tickets between 3 months and 30 days in before departure. The cheapest days to fly are: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The cheapest day of the week to buy is Tuesdays at 3 p.m. eastern time. Always compare flights and accommodations to be sure you’re getting the best prices. Here are some sites to find good deals.
Once you’ve reached your destination when possible, instead of taking the taxi why not walk. Or buy a pass for the subway or bus. Take lots of pictures, they are priceless and create lasting memories.
Accommodations for cheaper!
If you’re really trying to save money why not stay at a hostel. Hostels are more affordable than hotels but with many of the same amenities which are shared. Although you can pay a little more for a private room. You can also consider house sitting for someone. All you’ll need to do is pet sit for someone or maybe just watch the house while the owner is gone. Lastly there is Volunteering with WWOOF. World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms. In return for volunteer help hosts offer accommodations, food and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles.
Pictures are souvenirs on a budget! Take lots of pictures, they are priceless and create lasting memories. You can also save ticket stubs. With these combine you can create an awesome shadow box.
I hope these tips help you create the itinerary that works for your budget!
What else do you need? Pack your bags and let’s explore the world! Leave a little sparkle everywhere you go!