You may be tempted to believe that traveling the world and experiencing amazing places is expensive. Sure, it can be very, very expensive. But it can also be quite cheap as well. Truth be told, there are a lot of options these days for travellers who choose to do it the “frugal” way, and if you are searching for some of these options, you have come to the right place. Following, we have put together some of the most important frugal travel tips to keep in mind, so make sure to read on if you want to find out more:
Traveling and experiencing local cuisines are very tightly connected to each other – and this is something most travellers out there will agree on. However, some people live under the impression that budget travelling will not allow them to eat out too much (and some refrain themselves from doing this altogether!). Good news is that you can travel frugally and not miss out on the amazing foods of the places you visit. One thing you can do is splurging on lunches instead of dinners, but you can also find off-track, non-touristic restaurants that will most likely be much cheaper than the famous ones tourists go to most often.
Be Careful to How You Use Your Credit Card
Having a credit card with you when travelling is surely a great idea – especially when it comes to your safety and the safety of your money. However, you should be smart about the way in which you use your credit card. Ideally, you should pay by credit card only when you have to make larger purchases (such as the plane tickets, the accommodation and so on). Also, if you want to withdraw money from the ATM, take into consideration the fact that certain transaction fees may apply (so try to do this in a not-so-often way and to withdraw as much money as you feel safe walking around with every time you do this).
Travel Outside of the Expensive Cities
Venice, Paris, Salzburg – these are some of the most expensive cities in the world. Sure, if you visit France, going to Paris is an absolute “must”, but keep in mind that staying outside of the big city is always a cheaper option. Plus, there are a lot of amazing other places aside from the “most well-known city” in any country, so do not hesitate to step on the “road less taken” as well because it will be more than worth it for sure.
Be Smart About Your Packing
Learn how to pack properly, how to pack as few things as possible and how to make every inch count. For instance, packing smaller items in plastic bags will help you avoid adding extra-weight to your luggage (and thus, it will help you avoid paying the extra-weight’s charges at the airport too). Also, learn to pack extra-snacks every time you leave home to travel because they can save you a lot of money if you happen to get stuck in transit.