We all wanted to travel, we really had hard time whole year round working may be we deserve to have a little treat for ourselves. However, though we really wanted to have a travel vacation, sad to say not all of us can afford to have it.
Here are some simple travel budgeting tips that would make you lessen the expenses you will have when you travel.
1. Plan your vacation in advance, visit airline websites for promos and discounts.
Many airlines give good deals and many are waiting for these deals. There are only limited slots available so make sure you could get one for yourself. Getting a round trip ticket would also save you some bucks. However, if you could just drive from your home up to the place where you will spend your vacation, then it is much cheaper.
2. Cooking for your self is a good idea.
While on vacation, you may want to cook for your self but if you do not have time to do this, figure out first which restaurant you would eat for there are lots of restaurants that are economical in the area. However, it would be wise it bring along carryover meals so you do not have to spend money eating in a restaurant. It is also ideal when you are in far places where you cannot find a restaurant to eat. Also, there is no need to eat in a hotel, it is not practical to to this luxurious hotel if you do not have that much.
3. While shopping, shop on duty free stores or get advantage of the promos and discounts.
Most stores would give you discounts if you purchase more.
4. Go for slower transportation if you are not in hurry.
Slower transportation usually costs lesser than speedy cars. If you rent a car, just fill in regular amount of gas, and avoid services that would make you fill in more gas. Before traveling, search the internet about coupon codes, some companies offers promos. This could save you a lot more. If you are in the place it would be better to walk around.
Just rent cars that is big enough for you and your friends, go for the smallest car possible for bigger cars costs higher and consumes gasoline faster. Avoid taxis or any other welcome public transportation. Many tourists take taxis because it is the most efficient yet, it also costs you higher. Consider the buses or subways for they are cheaper and sometimes more efficient.
At times, hop-on hop-off buses are more convenient. You get to a particular tourist spot with less the effort, and on the next with a tour guide to help explain about the history of the particular place.
5. Before traveling, consider the exchange rate first .
You should consider the currency to make sure you will not get out of budget. Do not just go into money exchange centers because they might not have good exchange rates, instead go the internet and search in the nearest place where you could get cash in local currency.
6. Stay in cheaper hotels.
Look for the nearest smaller towns because they might have cheaper hotel accommodations. If you do not mind a few minutes ride then this would save you more.
Traveling should be enjoyed and worry- free. We hope thers Travel Budgeting Tips could help you leave stress and pressures behind to have a wonderful trip.
I agree with your tips. Though I am a total failure when it comes to no. 2 as that’s one of the things the we look forward during our travels, pigging out on the local foods.:)
We’re planning a trip to Italy with my parents and friends and we’re super excited about the option to cook our own meals after buying fresh food at the local market every day. Great money-saving tip PLUS a way to get into the local culture.
Those are all excellent tips!! Thanks for sharing with us.
I just love reading articles like this one! It gives me bright ideas when planning on traveling. It’s a nice thought, though, that if we’re not in a hurry, we could go for a slow transportation like riding a boat/cruise instead of a plane! 😀 This article is worth printing! Thanks for the post.
I never thought of “cooking for yourself”, but it does seem like the best idea on the entire post. It would save a ton of money and with the money saved, the family/group could do one extra activity on the trip! Thanks for sharing!
We wish we could travel more! When we do, we also try to stay in mid-level hotels and we scout around for discounts ahead of time. Traveling in the off-season can yield great savings — e.g., a beach town in Main in September or October. The weather can still be great but the crowds are gone and the rates have gone down too.
Great ideas. We always find places that have kitchens in them and that really saves so much. Even in a really nice place in FL there was a big kitchen and dining area for us, 6 adults and 3 children. It was so much fun and right on the beach. So finding a place with a kitchen is not hard to find at all. We had all saved up for two years for this vacation and had a blast. Thanks for the tips. 🙂
Good tips! We often get a hotel room with a kitchenette so that we can make our own food. We’ve saved tons of money that way!
These are all helpful tips. Maybe once my daughter is a little older we can get to travel more.
Grey tips! We just strayed saving for yearly family vacations so in the end were not trying to figure out how we’re going to pay for this and that. I think all that planning is a great idea . Organization is key!
We saved our change and had a good vacation fund. We always pay with bills.
wonderful tips! will take this into account the next time we travel.