Whether you are just planning a weekend away or a whole year of travelling, minimising your spending is always in the front of your mind. So here are some tips to keep your travel on a budget. Before you even decide where you are going or what you are doing make sure that when checking prices for flights, hostels, or other travel you are using incognito mode. By searching for the same place with the same dates multiple times on an ordinary browser algorithms often pick up on your searches which can lead to steep increases in price. So search smarter, and use incognito mode. If you are planning that staying in more than one hostel, bring a towel and a padlock. Although some hostels will provide towels and locker facilities, more often than not these come at a price so if you are planning on staying in more than one place this will quickly rack up. The main reason people often do not want to travel with a towel is that they do not want to bulk out their bag with something that they can just pick up there. However, there are many smaller options perhaps consider a microfibre towel. And to be honest, most hostel towels are just towels that people forgot – ew. While eating out for every meal might be fun, it can be incredibly expensive. So finding a hostel with a kitchen or a cooking area is a great idea, and can also be a great way to get to know other people staying there. Alongside this, in many European countries you’ll be able to find an Aldi or Lidl, which are both great places to grab a bag or so of pasta and some sauce. Otherwise, finding a local market will also do the trick. Although only a good idea for longer trips, finding a job while travelling is a great way to support your travels. Canada, New Zealand, and Australia all offer a traveling working visa, which allows you to work for up to six months in one job, so you can enjoy the area and make some extra cash too.
Although only a good idea for longer trips, finding a job while travelling is a great way to support your travels. Canada, New Zealand, and Australia all offer a traveling working visa, which allows you to work for up to six months in one job, so you can enjoy the area and make some extra cash too.
A good ida is to try and find work in a hostel – sometimes they’ll let you stay for free for your work instead of paying you. Frustratingly, the best way to save money whilst traveling is just to ensure that you stick to a budget. Know when you can splash out on another cocktail, and when to put your cash back into your wallet. It’s lame, but it’s helpful.
Last modified: 28th November 2018