While traveling is one of the best experiences in life, it comes at a hefty price tag. And even though there are expenses you can’t avoid like airfare, accommodations, and some activities, there are tons of ways to save money while traveling that won’t make your vacation any less exciting. Here are five of them.
Getting to Your Destination
Most places are more expensive during the summer, so if you have the option of traveling during the off-season, go for it! Also, when buying tickets, you may have do a lot of searching and it’s important to be patient.
Consider staying at Airbnbs and hostels for budget-friendly accommodation. If you want to stay in a hotel, look for ones outside the city center, which will end up being cheaper.
Taking a taxi from place to place can add up really quickly, so when possible try and travel via subway, bus, or train. You can also use Uber when it’s available or rent a bike.
When vacationing, a lot of money goes towards activities. Ways to get around this are by skipping pricey tours and checking online for special deals and discounts.
Go ahead and skip the overpriced touristy restaurants and do your own grocery shopping, dine out for lunch instead of dinner, and check out food tours.