We all want to have our dream vacation without spending a fortune but most times the smaller expenses add up to a whole lot more and you’ll find yourself going over your travel budget. Here are our top travel hacks so you can get more bang for your next holiday buck.
Research, research, research! Often times it is way cheaper to fly into a nearby airport instead of the main one, and take a train or drive to your destination. If you’ve got the luxury of time, go for it. TRAVLR makes it a million times easier to dream, plan and book all within the one site which will save you countless hours of opening new tabs on your laptop.
GO FOR THE FREE STUFF
The best things in life are...free. No, really. When planning your trip, make sure you do the mandatory search for “free things to do in…” and you’ll come across tons of lists with amazing natural wonders, places, and activities that don’t come with a price tag. You’ll find a bunch of activities through TRAVLR that are amazing but won’t cost you a fortune.
STICK TO A REALISTIC BUDGET
Key word: realistic. If you think you’re going to shop in each city you visit or try notoriously pricey activities like skydiving or white-water rafting, make sure you add those into your budget. Otherwise you’ll find yourself constantly overspending and having to reluctantly cut down on things you may need towards the end of your trip. Our biggest hint? Look for deals and book in advance. From time to time TRAVLR has some incredible activities at huge savings.
It goes without saying that sometimes the best way to travel is to go local. This means trading fancy (and pricey) restaurants for street stalls or local restaurants where often the best food are. For groceries, we’d suggest hitting the local or farmers’ market—not only do you get fresh goods, you’ll definitely pay lesser than in a large-chain supermarket.
WANDER ON FOOT
See things at a slower pace and experience more by just wandering around a city, getting lost, talking with the locals and people watching. You’ll stumble across hidden sights and places that you would’ve missed if you’d been driving around instead. Most major cities also offer free walking tours—just ask your hotel or the local tourist office.
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