10 Tips to Save Money While Traveling To Put A Smile On Your Face

Smiling Face along the Annapurna Circuit by flickr user Andrew-Hyde

Travelling for leisure can be a costly affair if adequate preparations are not made in good time. The important thing to do is make sure that the overall costs are substantially cut down, and the chosen destination is superb. To make your vacation successful here are 10 tips to save money while traveling. Use travel coupon codes by searching on relevant sites, if you get a better deal then go for it. This will ensure that money is saved to be used on accommodation, food, or even purchase a souvenir.

Go for only cheap and reliable accommodation if you are on an extended trip, and when you are at your destination point ensure to eat in places that are relatively low priced. These are often found a few kilometres from centres

You can have the opportunity of enjoying free accommodation by staying with locals instead of paying accommodation in hotels. This has the benefit of enjoying the local cuisine and learning about the different cultures that you get along the travel route. But if you love and insist in living in hotels, then go for cheaper ones not far from the villages. This is central in making sure that you kill two birds with one stone. You will be safe in the hotels and also have the opportunity to enjoy exploring the natural environment during daytime.

Cutting costs is all about money and being smart while travelling. Adjust your withholding calculator to optimize your tax refund so that you will potentially have more money to travel with. Avoid overseas bank rates that are always high, and when this is done, you will realize that substantial amount of money has been saved. Ensure that you use only Credit Cards and ATM cards that do not charge oversea withdrawal fees. To enjoy your holiday get a recognized City Tourism Card, to enable you visit many places of interest at discounted rates. You will also be able to have discounted meals at specific restaurants, and above all have free transport to certain places. It is one of the best money saving techniques that you can go for.

You don’t have to fear taking holidays in harsh economic time, it’s only but a matter of good financial planning. The last two of the 10 tips to save money while travelling include eating Lunch specials and negotiating for everything. Lunch specials are known money savers, the restaurants offering lunch specials should be your favourite as meals are sold at half the normal price. Simple arithmetic will show you that you can save and even prolong your vacation. Negotiate for everything that you want to purchase or cost of accommodation. Team up with other tourists to ensure that you get a better bargain on transportation.

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Wil January 23, 2013 at 2:49 am

I’m a recent grad planning an extended trip so pinching pennies is a pretty big deal for me. You had a lot of good points. Do what the locals do is a great tip. They definitely eat the best tasting, most affordable food.
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Brandon Elijah Scott February 6, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Good tips mate. Cheers!

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Gypsy traveller about money for travelling June 8, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Reducing costs is the way to go! hitchhiking + couchsurfing + dumpster diving = free travel. Still working on it 🙂
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