You can save money on almost everything and in almost every place. There’s no need to spend more than is necessary on trips especially when you need the extra cash for other things. Here are ways by which you can travel cheap(er) and save some more money
1. Plan your trip for the cheapest times and seasons:
Flight prices depend a lot on the day or month of the flight. You can plan your flight by comparing flight prices for the month or the quarter and then take your pick out of the cheapest days to travel. Weekends are also more expensive than week days, the same rule applies to festive periods. Thus it’s cheaper to travel off season for better bargains, and of course a less jam-packed destination.
2. Book for Airport parking ahead
Just in case you will have to leave your vehicle parked at the airport for the course of you trip, book for parking well ahead of the day. Booking closer to the day will cost more with each passing day and will be quite expensive on the day of your flight.
3. Check out other airports
Don’t limit yourself to just one airport. Sometimes it will be cheaper flying from another airport not too far away. Even with the added transport cost by car or bus or train, it may still be cheaper to fly from an alternative airport. You can search for nearby airports and see how much they’ll charge for their flights.
4. Food on Board
This is easy, just take some light snacks with you on board and save yourself the costs of having to buy food on the flight or at the airport.
5. Baggage and Luggage Check
To avoid excess baggage charges, simply wear extra item on you and not force them into your already crammed bags. There are great luggage jackets and hand luggage bags that can help you carry all that you have to carry at no extra cost. Also, be sure to weigh your luggage before you leave home, to avoid unnecessary surprises at the airport. It will also give you the chance to take out last minute items that you don’t need.
6. Home Swaps or Private Rooms
Home swaps provide you with the feel and look of a real home away from home while on a trip. It’s a swap, so you pay zero. You can also rent private rooms, apartments and even conservatories from locals. Apart from being cheaper, it’s more enjoyable too.
7. Eat local Cuisines
You’re likely to taste new foods as part of your travel experience, but much more, trying out local delicacies will cost you less. This is pure logic. Your own type of food requires that most or almost all its ingredients be important, the end result will be a familiar but expensive meal. Local foods on the other hand are the exact opposite! And tastier too.
Keep it in mind that no price difference is too small, you can always save something!