Here are 7 tips to help you achieve your own travel goals at very low cost:
Choose Your Destination with Low Cost in Mind
There are many countries where the cost of living is lower, making such destinations ideal for travelling on a small budget. How do you know which countries are cheapest? Well, you will need to do a bit of research work. However, there are some great online resources to help you do this. For instance, you can easily find websites that make lists of the least expensive countries to travel to, and that detail the pros and cons of each.
Off-Season & Last Minute
Plan to travel off-season and take advantage of the less expensive last-minute deals. You can either compare prices by perusing various airlines yourself, or by using one of the many online tools that will do it for you.
Get free accommodations by housesitting. If you find this idea appealing, you can use one of the several internet platforms that serve to match-up people who need someone to look after their homes, with those who are willing to do so.
Rent Out Your Place
If you plan to leave for a considerable amount of time, you might find it worth your while to rent out your place, that way money will be coming in even when you aren’t working. However, before you do this, there are several important things to verify, such as, whether this is something that is allowed in your city, and if your home insurance covers such situations.
Walk as Much as Possible
Once you have arrived at your destination, plan to tour on foot whenever possible. Doing so will not only save you a whole lot of money on transportation, but it is usually the best way to get a sense of the different cultures in the areas you visit.
Don’t Eat Out
According to Amy Bergen, a writer for Money Under 30 website, restaurants can charge a markup of approximately 300% for the meals they offer. So, save big by eating in and by packing lunches whenever you’re on the go.
Finally, pack light. Avoid checking baggage whenever possible by using only carry-ons. Not only will save you luggage fees, but it will also prevent you from buying too many souvenirs since you’ll have limited space in which to bring them back home.
As seen here, having a lower income does not mean you have to forgo travelling. Assuredly, with a bit of extra planning, you too can see other parts of the world.
Now, when are you going to start packing?