Traveling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer! To travel is to live life the way you were meant to live it and experience the fun and adventurous side of it.
Travelling is where you get to explore and unwrap life's mystery in ways that teach you more about yourself and the world you are living in.
Travelling isn't a way to escape life, rather a way to never allow life to escape you.
And since traveling on a regular basis can empty your pockets sooner than you can imagine, we give you here tips on how to travel on a budget while enjoying every single second of your time.
1. Plan everything ahead
Before going on to your next adventure, planning everything ahead will save you both time and money.
And by everything we mean, the number of countries you are going to visit, the plane tickets (going and return flights), how many days you are going to spend and where you are going to stay.
The best way to do this is to plan everything months before you hit the road, this way you will benefit from any early bird offers on flights or even cruises and sightseeing programs.
By doing this, you lessen any unexpected expenses or surprises that lead to unexpected spends.
2. Out of season travels
Holidays and school vacations will be the worst time for you to travel. The traveling industry makes its living from holiday seasons by raising prices and taking advantage of the people's need to get away from the city and relax.
A smart traveler on a tight budget always targets out of season travels, where accommodation and flights prices are somehow affordable.
Yes sure this means you will have to visit some countries when the sun isn't high and the sky isn't blue, but on the plus side, you will get to save a lot of cash.
3. Be savvy when it comes to accommodation
Traveling on a tight budget means having to sacrifice a luxurious stay for an average kind of one. After all, you won't see what your room looks like expect when its time to get some sleep.
Before traveling, search for cheap motels; you can even consider the idea of sharing houses with other adventurous travelers like you.
And if you have a friend or a close relative living abroad, consider crashing on their couch.
4. Pack wisely
Make sure when traveling to pack everything you need, to lessen your chances of having to buy extra clothes you forgot to pack.
No matter where you are going, there are some irreplaceable items you should always pack with you such as long jeans, waterproof jacket in case of unpredictable weather conditions and sneakers.
5. Ditch dining out plans
Dining at fancy restaurants will probably cost you twice your flight ticket. If you are seriously considering traveling on a budget, then you have to be more flexible when it comes to your eating plans.
Toss in a home-made sandwich with you in your bag or buy groceries and cook yourself a toothsome meal.
Try out street food, it would be much more affordable than any restaurant and you will get the chance to live like a native.
6. Use Public transportation
Traveling from one country to another! Then try out the bus or train. Skip planes and just embrace new experiences.
This also goes for any of your sightseeing or daily trips inside the country, just do not ride a taxi and get treated like a tourist - we all know how that goes - and instead take a ride at any of the country's public transportation and I bet you will feel excited.
7. Fly smart
It's a known fact that midweek flights tickets are much cheaper than those of weekends, so choose to travel on a Wednesday instead.
Also, pick the cheapest airline and fly economy- it's not going to be an easy ride but at least you are saving some cash.
And if you going on a short trip, then ditch big luggage and travel light with only a hand luggage.