My Top 5 Tips for Travelling on a Budget

 

You don’t think you have enough money to go on holiday? Think again!

Here are a few tips that I have learned from travelling that have saved me so much money and still didn’t make my holiday any less enjoyable! If you want to share any of your travelling tips, feel free to comment below!

1. Choose an apartment that has a kitchen

By having a kitchen, it will allow you to cook your own breakfast, lunch and dinner. This will dramatically cut down the amount of money you will spend. When you arrive at your apartment, try to find a supermarket and fill your fridge with food! In Croatia, Stephen and I ate breakfast, lunch and dinner (steak dinner) for under £10!!
But, if you hate the thought of cooking when on holiday, try and buy ready made sandwiches and breakfast in a supermarket instead of going to a restaurant every time!

 

2. Book The Holiday Yourself

I have never used a travel agent myself, but I can usually get flights and accommodation for dramatically less than what the advertise them for. Use skyscanner to find the cheapest flights available and use booking.com and airbnb to find cheap but amazing places to stay! Hostels are the cheapest places to stay, so please forget all those horrible stories you have been told about hostels, they are all LIES! Even if you hate the thought of sharing a room with strangers, you can pay for a private room which may cost a bit more but definitely not as much as a hotel! And just remember, you are only going to sleep there!
A DIY holiday may be more time consuming but it’s worth it by the amount of money you can save!

3. Look out for free things to do!

Free walking tours are becoming a big thing now! A lot of big cities in Europe are offering free tours. Even though they are free, they are still amazing, interesting tours. In Copenhagen, Stephen and I went on a free tour that lasted 2.5 hours and it was one of the best tours we have ever went on! The tour guide is a volunteer so he makes his money on tips, but it’s not mandatory to give tips! Also look out for free museums and discounts for students! Remember your Student Card if you have one, you will get loads of discounts and even free stuff!

4. Don’t over pack!

If you have a travel buddy, instead of you both having luggage, try to share one piece of luggage! This will save you money on paying for your own luggage PLUS you only have to carry the luggage half the time!

5. Location, Location, Location!

When choosing a place to stay, make sure its within walking distance of everything you need. Catching buses, trams and trains every morning and night to get to and from is not just costly but  a pain in the bum! It may cost extra to stay close to the center of town, but it will save you money and time in the long run!

 

Peace out, my wanderers!
Lisa

P.S. Feel free to me a leave me a comment or to send me a message!

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