Many people look at the amount of time I spend travelling and assume I must be living off an inheritance or mum and dad are paying my bills. This couldn’t be further from the truth, so I’m going to share with you guys some of the top ways I save money on travel and use that money to go further and see more of the world.
I research like a boss
Ask anyone who travels frequently, and they’ll tell you that research is key. For me, I quite enjoy researching when I have the time, and nothing lights my soul on fire more than when I’ve found an excellent deal and all my hard work has paid off. Whether it’s booking Webjet cheap flights or hunting on Skyscanner or Kayak, I always triple check that I’m getting the best possible deal.
I’m super flexible
I work for myself, so I’m lucky enough that I don’t have to get a boss to approval from my boss when I want to take a trip. Of course, this also means that it’s up to me to juggle client deadlines, and I often end up working while I’m supposed to be relaxing.
The more flexible you can be, the higher the chance that you’ll be able to jump into action the moment you spot that perfect deal.
I choose cheap countries
After years on the road in Asia and Central America, I turned my feet towards Eastern Europe. What do all these regions have in common? Your travel buck goes much further here. While I can afford to go to places like Rome and Paris, I know that the accommodation I’ll choose won’t be as nice as places like Hungary and Bosnia. That’s not to say that I never visit expensive places, just that I make these trips shorter and generally stick to countries where the currency conversion works out well for me.
I’m open to packages
When I was in my early twenties, I never would have booked a travel package. Now, if someone is willing to drop a pre-planned holiday in my lap and it works for my budget, why would I say no? Whether it’s Webjet holiday packages, cruise deals, or anything similar, I’m open to any style of travel, which makes it much easier for me to find a great deal.