Funding is often one of the biggest reasons why student don’t travel. Because of this we have put together a list of ways to keep expense cheap while abroad and hope that they will help people get lost and explore the world more often!
Being flexible with your traveling can save you a lot of money. If you book locations in advance, you will very often see significant differences in prices for time of the week. For more expensive hotels or entertainment, booking during the week can save you significant amounts of money. Also, some locations can be less expensive during certain months such as ski areas during the summer or other areas during holidays. Booking combination internet travel deals that include transportation, lodging, and entertainment can save you significant money as well.
Airplanes are generally the first idea for many travelers trying to reach a destination. Even though airplanes usually are the fastest way to travel, you can save significant amounts of money using trains, buses, and automobiles. Trains can be significantly cheaper than airplanes and are popular in Europe, U.S.A., and Asia. Traveling by train has the additional benefit of being generally the safest mode of transportation as well. Buses and automobiles are other ways to save money. Using an automobile not only saves money but will open up more remote locations also.
One of the advantages to being a student is that you are around other students that also want to travel. Traveling with friends can be one of the most significant ways to save a lot of money. Hotel rooms split by two or by four can reduce your travel expenses significantly. Also, student booking companies such as StudentUniverse.com offer travel packages that can reduce the cost of airfare and entertainment as well. Going with ten or twelve people in these student groups can decrease the total cost of your trip.
There are tens of thousands of parks, historical sites, and museums that offer reduced admission for students. Bringing a valid student ID is a great tool to help reduce the cost of your trip. Research the areas that you want to see and find attractions that offer student discounts. If you concentrate your time on going to attractions that offer student discounts, you could reduce your entertainment travel expenses by twenty five to fifty percent. Many outdoor adventure travel locations offer significant discounts as well.
Besides airfare, lodging is generally the largest expense of any trip. Free camping sites eliminate the need to pay for a hotel or other lodging. There are locations in Europe, U.S.A., Asia and Australia that allow for cheap or free overnight camping. Be sure to research the area you want to camp before you go to make sure a campsite is available.
Eating at street food market locations gives the closest experience to eating local food that tourists can have besides eating a meal with a local family. Street vendor food can be quite good and healthy. However, there are some risks eating at street vendor locations, especially in undeveloped countries. A good way to reduce the risk of food poisoning is to only eat at very busy locations as you will know that there is turnover in the food that they are serving. Since the food is not waiting for days to be cooked, there is much less risk of food poisoning and infection.
Other ideas to get less expensive food are to eat during happy hours at local bars. Happy hour food and drink can be significantly less expensive than regular hours and can save you a lot of money. Moderately drinking alcoholic beverages can also help reduce the chance of infection by foods.
Overall, there are many ways to save money. Using some of the ideas listed in this article can significantly reduce the cost of your trip.
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