Travels do not really have to be too expensive. You can actually still enjoy your trip without comprising the fun and that once in a lifetime experience you will get especially when you are planning on an out of the country trip.
With a variety of promos and packages when it comes to travel necessities such as airfare and accommodation nowadays, travels can unexpectedly be cheaper than you thought it could be. Here are some of the best tips on how you can make your travel cheaper this 2017.
Look for the cheapest airfare promos. At present, many airline companies are giving away marked down airfares for local and international flights. There is no problem if you are dreaming of a first-class flight. But if you are on a tight budget for your trip, economy class could still get you to where you wanted to go. According to Time.com, you can already enjoy European getaways in Paris and Rome with a round-trip economy ticket worth $325.
Do research prior to the scheduled date of your trip. Preparedness to the actual expenses that you might encounter all throughout your trip will always save you from going home with empty pockets. There are tons of reviews, personal blogs and articles featured in the internet that will give you a hint on the price range of commodities, lodging and transportation in the place where you plan to travel.
Choose street foods over fancy restaurants. The serving of authentic cuisines is not limited on expensive restaurants only. You can also find the classics on the heart of the streets and night markets where food obviously costs less compared to the five-star Michelin restaurants. According to Skyscanner, eating like a local just like spending just $1 for a noodle is actually tastier and more authentic compared to the imported menus of bistros and cafés.
Look for a relative or a friend to the place where to plan to travel. You can actually save a lot if you meet with a friend or a relative who is living in your planned destination, especially when you plan to go to a place where board and lodging is too pricey. Aside from saving from expensive accommodations, you can also have an instant tour guide who can take you around the must-see sites in your destination.
Travel off-season. Rates of airfare and hotel accommodations tend to double during peak seasons and weekends. Therefore, the best way to spend a lot on your trip is to schedule your trip on dates when people basically do not plan to make trips.
Use your feet. Condition yourself for long walks in transferring from a location to another. As a tourist, the only way to really get in touch with the must-see spots in your destination is not by riding into a tourist bus or car but through travelling by feet. Coasts, parks and ancient cities are best experienced on foot. Walking is free of charge, as well!
Even if commodities are actually going high, there are always ways on how you can save during your well-planned tour. All you need to do is be smart on how you will spend your budget for your travel. Through this, not only you will return home happy but your pockets, as well.