How to budget when travelling

You want to travel but don’t have a massive budget or looking to save while travelling. Then you are in the right place.

Travel is an amazing opportunity for anyone with how small your budget not stopping you from seeing the world, with travelling on a budget growing and more options making it more accessible than ever, with the bonus of saving on one trip giving you more to spend on another.

In this post I will be sharing my favourite tips for travelling on a budget, how to cut costs and have free days outs helping you travel for longer and to more places!

1. Stick to your budget

For any trip having a budget for the trip overall and splitting that into a daily budget will be a massive help. More importantly, sticking to that budget and where possible spending less than your daily budget will save you so much.

2. Choosing the destination

Some places in the world are naturally more expensive than others so checking out exchange rates for your home currency will help with working out which country is cheaper for you as well as reading what a range of bloggers has to say about the cost of different destinations.

3. Travel during off season

Travelling off-season is such an easy wa to travel on a budget with flights and accommodation being cheaper you may even find the cost of some activities are cheaper as well during offseason allowing you to travel for longer at a lower cost. You will also find that it isn’t as busy during the off-season too

Hiking in the French Pyrenees

4. Travel hand Luggage  

If you can pack light then this is a massive way to save cost, cutting down on checked-in luggage now only means that you get around quicker in airports thanks to less waiting and queuing but save you money

5. Travel Insurance

While it may cost a lot at first it will defiantly save you money in the long run when you come to needing and using it (plus this is something you should always have when travelling aboard)

6. Watch out for tourist traps

Going to the most tourist areas means that prices are high, going to the streets next to the tourist ones can save you loads! Especially on food and drinks when out and about, this is the same for tours making your own can save you money

7. Stay in Hostels

Staying in hostels is cheaper than hotels and staying in dorms is a great way to meant other travellers as well as those who are likely travelling on a budget same as you.

8. Travel overnight

 This usual way to save money also saves you daylight. An overnight bus or train will be cheaper than a nights accommodation but also means that you don’t waste a day travelling waking up in a new place ready to explore.

9. Eating out

Doing this every once in a while is fine of course but doing it too much can eat into your budget, packing your lunch to take with you on days out and staying at hostels with a kitchen is a good thing to look out for

10. Ask the locals

Finding the best places worth visiting from the locals can help in guiding where and how to spend your time in a typical destination they can also give you an idea to the cost of places (Visiting as many places for free as possible is a good way to travel while on a budget)

Coastline of Scottish Highlands

Hope this has helped you for your next budget trip as you navigate your way around the globe


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Thanks

Faye  

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