Travel over time becomes a hobby for some people. Wanderlust becomes their habitat and they never want to get out of it and it becomes like their comfort zone.
We have heard about people travelling constantly to different countries one after the other, and we get awed on how do they manage finance and time in order to travel so much. Such travel buddies use some smart hacks while traveling in order to save money on their trip.
What if we get some smart travel hacks to save money and at the same time, make it a trip of millennial? So, here you go!
One of the best ways to save money is to travel when fares are low. Search for the airlines, buses, or trains that have a cheap at the time when you are traveling and schedule your travel according to it. Refer to different apps and booking features that help you get the best cheap price possible. Use apps like Roadtripping, Trip it etc. And if you really want cheap, consider booking in January or September when there are no holidays and hence, the booking prices are low.
Try to plan your destination at a less popular time of the year. Going to a place in an offseason would save your money in many ways. The travel fares, hotel rates, hostel rates would be cheaper and most important the crowd at the popular tourist destinations will be much less. So, you can enjoy the place to its fullest without any hassles.
What if paying online, saves money or earns you extra credit points? Yes, it is possible! Use the membership rewards card to pay for living expenses. Set up a direct debit from your bank to pay off the balance each month. You can save a lot on travel + get many perks using this strategy. It’s the fastest way to gather points you can then use those points to live life well. You can then use these points towards travel or towards other luxury items.
Use search engines like Skyscanner, Adioso, and Google flights who will scan the airlines for you and bring comparative rates. You can purchase the best deal directly from them. Or, after finding the best deal, go directly to the airline’s website to see if you can get a better deal. You can also check to see if you can reduce the price or get free upgrades with your frequent flyer or membership points. Check your favourite airline first. If the price is right, it’s always best to fly your favourites and stockpile those points each time you fly.
Airbnb can be one of the best ways to book cheap accommodation. Plus, you get to live like a local and have the facilities to cook your food and save more money. Apartment rentals often come with free Wi-Fi, are in good locations, and other perks, like tea and coffee, use of bikes and kayaks, and local’s guide to the area.
There are plenty of travel destinations or experiences (like cruises) that offer all-inclusive deals, which can be a great way to get more for your money. You know how much budget before you go, your food, accommodation, and sometimes alcohol and activities are included.
Relocation car rentals are when you help out a car rental company by driving back one of their one-way rentals. You can get a super cheap rate some for as little as $1 a day. Some even include fuel and no booking or admin fees.
Many major cities will have travel cards. You buy a card and top it up with the money to tap and go on various public transport. They will always be cheaper than buying a direct ticket. Only worth it if you plan on using public transport for several tips.
Don’t travel without travel insurance. It could save a lot of money. World2Cover Insurance covers children for free. If you purchase your holiday from your credit card, you may be available for free travel insurance. Check with your provider.
The suburbs is the place where you’ll find cheaper food, and accommodation, a more hipster and eclectic vibe and the opportunity to live like locals. If you want to experience the city, its culture, the lifestyle, then suburbs is the best option. Ask the locals where the best places are. ‘Spotted by Locals’ is an app full of recommendations for places to eat and drink and things to see and do. You’ll find some great suggestions a million miles away to enjoy your heart out.
Why not get fit, your own path, and explore your destination by bike. This could be your favourite way to get around and save money on expensive tours and sightseeing costs. Using a bike can be a cheap way to explore. Many cities now have these as an exploring option. Apart from money saving, imagine experiencing the place like a local, and wandering on your bike to all those nook and corners where local transports might not take you to.
So, use these travel hacks to save money for the next trip! Happy Travel!
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