Traveling is a great adventure, after all you’ll get to explore a new place, new foods, and hopefully, you’ll meet some new people. If I could travel every day of the year, I would as it’s just a fun way to pass your time and enjoy new experiences. As it’s the beginning of the year, you may be thinking about what trips you would like to take over the next few months as well as saving goals you will need in order to be able to reach your targets. Travel can be as expensive or as cheap as you make it and here are 3 ways to cut costs on your next holiday so you can travel more often and even longer!
1. Hunt for Cheap Flights
If you’re flying for your next holiday, then the flights can easily be one of the most expensive parts of your holiday. This is especially true if your flights are going to be any longer than 2-3 hours. Generally, for short, nippy flights particularly within the United States, Europe or Asia, you can find absolute bargains. For further flung flights they simply cost more, due to the length of the flight and generally, there’s a lack of competition which prevents flights from getting competitive. I find one of the best ways to hunt for Cheap Flights is to start looking at least 3 months before you want to travel. Use a search engine like Webjet in order to search across airlines and routes. You can even consider flying to or from a nearby city, it may save you considerable money on your flight.
2. Mix Up the Accommodation
You don’t just have to stay in hotels anymore! If you’re on a lower budget, a hostel can be a great alternative to a hotel and tend to have a lot more facilities such as a communal kitchen, common areas and laundry rooms helping you save even more. You can stay in boutique hostels which have a higher style and standard than the hostels you may think of from back in the day. Likewise, Airbnb is a great alternative if you want all the comforts and conveniences of a home, so you can save on eating out while traveling.
3. Choose a Cheaper Destination
If you’re traveling around Europe, why not head East? You’ll beat the crowds and find yourself in some pretty incredible destinations that are much more affordable than Central Europe. Likewise, Asia offers some incredible value for money, meaning that you can even travel longer for the same amount you’d spend elsewhere, or simply travel more luxuriously – or even a combination of both.
These are my top 3 tips for reducing the cost of travel. Do you have any tips you would like to share? Let me know in the comments below.