Traveling on a low budget is tough, and it always requires a bit of thought. One of the best ways to save is to think about your destination carefully. While it does have to be a place that you want to visit, it also needs to be in line with your budget requirements. Here’s how to go about finding a place that will work.
Check the latest deals
Looking for cheap deals on flights and accommodation will get you off to a good start. At different times of year, different destinations might be more expensive than at other times, they might offer special deals because they aren’t as busy as usual. Bear in mind that most “deals” promoted on major travel websites will still be difficult for your low budget, but dig around a bit and you will find the real low-ball offers. Countries that aren’t popular or are experiencing their off-season are the most likely to be available at low prices. There might also be new resorts with opening deals, or countries whose governments have issued a tourism incentive lately which pushes the prices down.
Slowly but surely, travel is changing. The magic of the internet has transformed how we connect with other people and how we find funding for our adventures.
It’s no longer a matter of knowing the right people or having independent wealth (though that never hurts). If you have a the will to travel and the chutzpah to pack up and take the leap, you merely have to get in front of the right people, and the funding will come.
It’s easier said than done, though, right? With so many people campaigning for their own projects, how do you set yours apart?
Illustrate Your Personal Investment
You’ve come up with a travel plan, you’ve checked and re-checked it, you’ve bounced it off friends, and you finally have something that ticks all the items off your list. You’re finally doing it.
Of course you’re invested.
A comfy bed, fluffy towels, and plenty of free soap; sometimes you just need the comforts of a nice hotel room. Even if you’re used to staying in hostels or AirBnB accommodation, there are places that they are just not available or can be difficult to book last minute.
But with average daily rates climbing every year, it can seem silly to spend a lot of money on a room you probably won’t be spending that much time in if you’re out exploring all day. Take a look at the following tips on what to look for and what to avoid to help you find the best deals.
Compare a variety of third-party sites
Using the right booking website can save you a lot of money. Results can vary greatly depending on the site’s inventory and the destination you’re searching in, so be sure to compare a few before making a reservation. Booking.com and Agoda tend to offer the largest variety at reasonable prices and free-cancellation options.
Ask for better rates
Sometimes it’s as simple as that. Call up a hotel and ask for the best price they can offer you. Sometimes it’s cheaper than anything you can find online, especially if you’re booking midweek or during off-peak season.