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Simple Ways to Save Money When Travelling

  • July 13, 2017
  • By Nick Vincent
Simple Ways to Save Money When Travelling

The world is a truly amazing place – and every single inch of it is worth seeing. From mysterious Asia to fast-forward America, every single place on Earth is a magical experience, worthy of feeling and talking about.

Unfortunately though, some people avoid travelling for fear of not having enough money to fulfill their dream of seeing amazing places around the world. Yet, the absolute truth is that you don’t need to break the bank when travelling.

In fact, there are many ways to save money when travelling – and here are some of the simplest, most efficient ones:


Before You Leave

If you have decided to visit a location, do some research and see exactly how much it would cost to go there. Minimize the sum of money needed by travelling low-cost, backpacking, camping and choosing cheap accommodation options (such as hostels or Air BNB apartments, for example). Then, decide on your budget and see what you can do to save money for your trip.

Yes, it will take patience and a lot of determination, but you can save money by doing simple things such as:

  • Turning off the tap
  • Replacing light bulbs in your house with more energy-efficient options
  • Sticking to a grocery list
  • Abstaining yourself from making rushed and impulsive purchases of any kind
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While There

Believe it or not, you can save a lot of money while travelling as well. Depending on the location you have chosen, you will discover that many places around the world are a lot cheaper than your hometown itself – so, if you want to travel long-term, you might also find that staying there will be less expensive than staying at home.

One of the easiest ways to save money while away is by eating at home, instead of at the restaurant. Sure, it’s perfectly fine to infuse yourself in the local culture and try some ethnic dishes, but stick to your budget and cook meals at home too. By renting an Air BNB apartment or house, you can do this just as if you were at home!

Furthermore, don’t forget to keep in touch with your friends and family back home too! To minimize the phone bill costs, set up an account on Skype or other similar services and talk to your loved ones online. The best thing about this? Not only is it free when both you and your friends/family use the same software, but you can actually see each other too!

Last, but definitely not least, you can also save money while away by simply staying away from the expensive elements you are usually tempted by (regardless of whether you are travelling or at home). For example, some people spend at least $15 on coffee every day – but you can save a lot of money by making your coffee at home and packing it in a thermos when you are visiting the town.

Yes, travelling low-cost is more than possible! At the end of the day, travelling is not about how much money you spent while away, or how luxurious your hotel was – it’s about allowing yourself to experience new cultures and learn more about the stunning world we live in!

By Nick Vincent, July 13, 2017