Last Updated on May 29, 2018
Traveling is the best reward after a long and exhausting year of hard work. Still, not everyone can afford to pay the travel expenses, including the flight ticket, the hotel, and many other travel details.
However, those who have been bitten by travel bug would do their maximum possible to make traveling possible! So, they decide to live the whole year on a tight budget in order to be able to cover all the travel expenses.
So far so good but what these travelers tend to forget is that they have to learn how to make wise and wallet-friendly choices when they arrive at their travel destination. Otherwise, they might end up broken and ruin their long-awaited vacation!
Break The Fast And Not The Bank
Breakfast is an important meal of the day. It is the fuel that will keep you going through the day and give you all the needed energy and power. However, spending too much money just to eat breakfast is definitely not a wise choice.
Many travelers would love to enjoy a breakfast in bed. It’s really nice and we totally agree, but sometimes the price tag can be really imaginary, especially in hostels. The best thing to do is to book your stay in hotels that serve free breakfast. This way, you don’t have to take the trouble to look for a place to eat.
Even better, seek a local grocery shop in your destination and pick some food items that you need for breakfast and enjoy them in your hotel room. Let’s face it! breakfast is pretty similar wherever you go, so no need to splurge on it!
Make Plans in Advance
This tip will definitely save your life and pocket too! Unless you are traveling on a surprise vacation, you should make all your plans in advance. This means that you have to take some time before you even fly to your travel destination and write down all the places you need to visit and the activities you want to do.
Right after, you can move to the next step which requires contacting tour companies and booking your tickets in advance. The good thing about this is that you can get the tickets with cheaper prices as most tour companies and museums would sell advance tickets for a tempting discount rate.
Luxe Linens Without The Price Tag
If you are traveling on a tight budget, you should definitely forget about five-star hotels where you can be pampered with plush bathrobes, soft slippers, soft white towels, and silky sheets.
However, that’s not the end of the world if you can’t stay in such luxurious 5-star hotels as you can still create your own exclusive vibes! You just need to pack your travel suitcase days before your departure.
This way, you can pack it well and see if you have any possibility to pack your own set of towels and sheet. By doing this, you will feel much more comfortable as at least you know who used the towel and how well it is cleaned!
This tip actually goes hand-in-hand with tip number 2! The good thing about planning how to spend your vacation and what to do while in your travel destination can save you much time and money too.
This tip will allow you to gather more information about the attractions you are willing to visit. This way you can come across valuable information such as ‘’ free access to museums or a free walking tour of the city’’. Eventually, you will end up having fun and keep your wallet safe and happy!
For instance, the Louvre museum in Paris offers free days in which visitors can pass through the turnstiles for free while many other museums would also have some special hours during the day when the access is free. You can always find such interesting freebies if you look for them!
Pick one Splurge
Never forget that this is your vacation and you really deserve it! it’s been a long stressful year, so, you don’t really need to stress yourself even more!
It’s true that you need to spend money wisely so that you won’t end up broken before the vacation is over, but this doesn’t mean you have to be mean to yourself! Instead, we really encourage you to have a good time and why not pick one good splurge! We are sure, it won’t harm!
Maybe you can take a relaxing and a healing massage on the beach or enjoy a delicious dinner in a fancy restaurant or perhaps pay for an activity that you have longed to take such as skydiving or scuba diving!
Above all, don’t be afraid to pay for them as this what you will remember most! those priceless moments in life are what will draw a smile on your face for years and years to come! Life is not meant to be lived in one place, so, roam the earth and let us hear your stories!