Top 5 Tips for Saving Money While Travelling
Freya’s Top 5 Tips for Saving Money While Travelling
When it comes to my travel money, I’m always caught between “treat yo’ self” and “if I skip a few meals I can probably afford another weeks accommodation”. Neither are great tactics to use. Instead I’ve pooled together my best tried and tested tips to make your pennies last!
I know a lot of people struggle with this one, but if you can plan a little in advance, you’ll most likely score yourself a cheaper deal. Check ahead for things like public holidays, festivals, and sporting events, just things that will draw a bigger crowd. Unless you’re taking part in the celebrations, you’ll want to avoid that place and their surcharged prices.
Invest in a good pair of shoes
You may feel like an idiot walking the city streets in heavy duty hiking boots but you’ll have the last laugh when your friends have spent their day sitting down because their feet hurt.
Stay in hostels
When you’re on a budget, hostels are your best friend. They’re cheap, have deals for you to take advantage of and plenty of brochures to see what’s on. But more importantly, hostels are the perfect way to meet other like-minded travellers to make the most of your experience.
Skip the stupid souvenirs
They take up space and really you’re only going to put them on your work desk to collect dust when you get home. My suggestion is just grab a postcard from each place.
Be savvy with your food
Food is always my biggest expense when I’m travelling! True, I never stop eating but food can also be expensive when you add it all up. Take advantage of your accommodation’s kitchen, stock up on any and all free food you can and only eat at restaurants if you’re trying the local cuisine.