Travel Budgeting Tips

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 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 more 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.

At a beach in Santorini


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.

5. Before traveling, consider first the exchange rate.

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.

apartment door santorini
The apartment’s door at Santorini…


6. Stay in a 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. Leave those stress and pressures behind and treat yourself once in a while.

Walking around Hamburg.


  1. Blanca

    May 4, 2013 at 11:56 am

    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.:)

    1. Virtual Tour Guide

      May 5, 2013 at 2:37 am

      Thanks Blanca

  2. Rizza

    May 5, 2013 at 2:56 am

    Those are all excellent tips!! Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. Cathy Shaw

    May 21, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    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.

  4. claire

    May 22, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Right now I’m saving up for this travel with my husband and my parents. I wish it could be anytime next year. Thanks for this tips, I’ll keep that in mind 🙂

  5. laurie damrose

    May 22, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    All great tips,but I do not know of many places where you have a kitchen included.

  6. Linda S Moore

    May 22, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    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. 🙂

  7. Myrna

    May 22, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Thanks for the great tips. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to use them!

  8. Nicole Hewitt

    May 24, 2013 at 12:41 am

    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!

  9. Kelly R.

    May 24, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    These are all helpful tips. Maybe once my daughter is a little older we can get to travel more.

  10. krystel

    May 25, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    great post and excellant tips i agree

  11. Nelly B

    May 26, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    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!

  12. cindy hunt

    May 27, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    We saved our change and had a good vacation fund. We always pay with bills.

  13. Catherine

    June 4, 2013 at 9:37 am

    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.

  14. Luanne

    June 7, 2013 at 1:47 am

    wonderful tips! will take this into account the next time we travel.

  15. Amanda S.

    June 12, 2013 at 12:55 am

    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!

  16. Mona Verdida

    September 11, 2014 at 2:02 am

    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.

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