However expensive and luxurious travelling may seem to be, you can still make to any country you want if you opt to be a budget traveler. If you indeed have to save some dollars and still get the best deals, then these five tips will show you how to go about it.
Sign up Deals
You can sign up and get incredible deals on getaways, restaurants, beauty wellness, day tours, shopping and many more in some websites and this can cut your travel costs up to an amazing 70%. Most of them are usually free to sign up so you don’t have to worry, participate in jackpots and lotteries in the sites and you may end up with awesome prizes. Some of these websites include Bloomspot, MuchOnMe, Gilt, Groupon and Google Marketplace.
From accommodations to flights, planning early will always give you lots of advantages. You can do this by booking in advance; remember to confirm your travel dates and the number of people travelling, this also avoid last minute rush. Advanced booking is most recommended as you will get subsidized rates compared to a person doing last minute booking. It also ensures you enjoy the very best; you will save up to 200 dollars by just doing it early. You can plan approximately six months to one year in advance (Image by Jeff Baumgart).
Be it hotel sites, airline sites or any other booking site, check them out every day, check and compare their prices. Face book, blogs and other social media sites that these companies interact with should not be over looked. You can also check on booking.com website, you will definitely good offer that will see you save hundreds if not thousands of dollars on your travel. You can also subscribe to email alerts from these websites and you will be notified of any upcoming offers.
As a tourist, walking around the city can be a good idea. This entails minimizing the frequency of taking hired means of transport and walk over long distances as you interact with people. Use GPS satellites to guide you through the routes. Avoid walking alone in un-occupied alleys. You will have the opportunity to do some exercises and also catch a glimpse of some exciting places that you would have over looked while being driven (Image by Thomas Berg).
Make International Friends
This may sound strange and quite an uphill task but with the achievements of modern technology it’s quite easy to make new friends in other nations. Spend some few weeks before you travel making good friends who can even host you while on your journey. Take caution and be a critical thinker, whenever the deal is too good, think twice, learn more of your hosts from their mutual friends. This will help you avoid being caught up in unwanted situations. You can also get cheap short time rental houses from these social sites. This will help you save a lot as far as accommodation is concerned. You can check out couch surfing where you can bunk at people’s houses at no charge or Airbnb for people renting out their apartments for short durations. The host locals in this websites will also be in a better position of recommending good and cheap restaurants that you can count on.
You will travel to many countries at cheaper costs if you employ these great tips .
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