How To Travel Abroad On A Budget
Traveling around the world can be a truly unforgettable experience, and it’s one that many people long to do at some point in their lives. One of the biggest barriers to traveling abroad, however, is how expensive it can be. From the costs of tickets to hotels to transportation, those that want to travel in the conventional way will find that it’s almost always prohibitively expensive.
Fortunately, for the budget-conscious traveler that wants to save as much money as they can, it’s more than possible to see most of the world without having to break the bank. Here we will look at some simple tips that a traveler can employ to maintain their budget.
Most people would be extremely averse to having to wait up to the early hours of the morning in order to catch a flight, but these kinds of departures are also often some of the cheapest.
Flying at “normal” times usually means limited availability of seats, which also implies a much higher ticket cost, but the price can be reduced drastically – sometimes even halved – for those travelers that are more than happy to sit at the terminal until into the night or the early morning. And if it’s a particularly long flight, they can more than makeup for their lost sleep in-flight.
Avoid Eating Out
One of the most appealing aspects of visiting a new region is trying out the local cuisine but buying take-out and restaurant food every day is an excellent way of burning through a budget. Instead, these kinds of foods should instead only be eaten every now and again as a treat, and for everyday meals, buying produce at a local market is almost the best way of saving money. Cooking is not only a valuable skill, but it’s one that can help a traveler save a lot of money.
Cheap (Or Free) Accommodation
Accommodation is without a doubt the biggest expense that a traveler will face. Having a comfortable and safe place to sleep every night is absolutely necessary, but this can also be extremely costly to maintain.
Thankfully, travelers that are willing to work hard do have some options available to them.
Services like WWOOF and Workaway allow guests to stay on farms, backpackers, and other locations, where they are given bread and board in exchange for work. It’s important to check what’s expected of the traveler before signing up, but it does generally mean that they won’t have to break their budget while having a safe place to rest for a few weeks or months at a time, but it can also mean a lot of extra free time to see all the sights and even having the odd afternoon free to play at Zar Casino.
Visit Public Spaces
Most of the world’s best landmarks tend to be free and open to the public, although there might sometimes be a small entrance fee. This is a great way of seeing what the country has to offer without having to spend too much money. It might be a good, idea, to focus on countries that boast a wide variety of free public spaces, such as Canada or many parts of Europe.