If you love traveling but hate checking your bank balance after your international trips, simply continue reading to discover a few handy tips on how to save money when you’re traveling.
How to save money while you travel:
1. Visit fewer destinations during each trip in order to slash your travel costs
If you stay in one destination for the entirety of a trip, you’ll save money as you won’t have to pay for connecting flights, trains or buses and are more likely to receive a cheaper rate on your accommodation. As generally the more nights you book at the same hotel, the larger a discount you can expect to receive on your nightly rate.
As an added benefit, if you spend more time in each city you visit, you’ll be able to get a true sense of the destination you’re visiting and will be able to explore each city which you visit in greater depth. Which is what travel is all about!
2. Consider traveling at night
In order to save money on accommodation, you may want to consider traveling at night. As a bonus red-eye flights are often far more affordably priced than more popular flight times.
3. Consider becoming a paid house sitter
Instead of splashing out on hotels, fancy apartments and resorts, you may want to consider applying to be a paid house sitter. As you’ll be able to explore a new city from a temporary home away from home, which will offer far more space than your standard hotel room.
4. Consider listing your own home on a house exchange website
Alternatively, if you’d love for someone to ensure that your home is safe when you’re traveling for an extended period of time, it’s a great idea to consider listing your home a house exchange website. Where you will receive offers from homeowners around the world, who would love to home swap with you for an agreed period of time such as a couple of weeks.
One of the reasons why you may want to seriously consider a home exchange is that, you can almost guarantee that your home sitters will take great care of your home as they’ll hope that you do the same in return.
5. Don’t bother booking hotel rooms which offer a garden or pool view
While rooms which offer sea views can sometimes be worth splashing out on, there’s no real reason to book a hotel room which offers a garden or pool view at a rate that’s far higher than the nightly rate for a standard room, without a view.
After all, how much time do you envisage spending staring at a garden view or pool view from your hotel or resort’s room. When you should be using your free time to explore as much of your destination as possible. As your time when you travel is always limited.
6. Find out whether haggling is an accepted practice in the destination you’re visiting
As an example, in countries where haggling is commonplace, it’s well worth haggling when it comes to purchasing souvenirs from local marketplaces.
So if you’d love to be able to curb your spending when you’re traveling, it’s well worth taking all the tips listed above to heart!