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4 Ways To Save Money When You Travel

Traveling is no doubt an experience of a lifetime but if not planned correctly can and will wear off your budget. Traveling for a short span say for a week or so you can afford to live in a luxury condo or do those extra expensive dine-in’s but in the longer run it’s impossible to keep up if you are on a budget.

If you are trying to stick to a manageable budget and still get the best travel experience. Here are some of our favourite ways to save money while traveling long term:

1.Travel in the off season

Ever heard the term peak season?. It’s real. Some places become more expensive around new years eve, christmas etc others become expensive in summers or winters depending upon the influx of tourists in the country.e.g spring breaks etc. To draw visitors and keep tourism going airlines lower their rates by as much as 50-70% during off season. Not only will you get cheaper flights but also enjoy the places to yourself. There is less to no crowd in off season. 

2.Cook yourself more

There you go, you are welcome!!. Stop eating out all the damn time. If you are traveling for more than three to four days you will notice how eating out adds so quickly to your budget. An appetizer here, a drink there, a few tips here and a tax there and voila!! You are overspending. For this very reason, we recommend finding local ingredients to cook fun recepies with. Infact, one of the first things long time travelers do is go to the supermarket and buy fresh fruits and veggies. You can also bond with the local while you learn a dish or two from them.

3.Live in Hostels

Hostels are cheaper around the world usually but in some places you might find Airbnb cheaper such as in the Netherlands and Ireland. Apart from being cheap and awesome accommodation. Hostels are a great way to meet people and make great connections.  You can take part in group outings as well as learn something together with your new buddies. 

3.Stop shopping 

If you want to travel long term, you gotta stop shopping in foreign land unless it’s dirt cheap in your currency. Whether it’s a frequent collection of souvenirs or buying local handmade stuff, shopping in a foreign country is an expensive feat. Plus if you are a long time traveler you cannot take these things with you anywhere. They will be sitting somewhere in a box collecting dust and you will eventually have to get rid of them to travel light or pack light. 

4. Get connected to locals

Use technology to your advantage to get connected to locals or you may already have friends or friends of friends in an area. The places locals take you to have fun and get to know the place are different from the fancy tour guides or other packages. For anywhere make it a rule to reach out to your network. You never know where you might find a long lost relative or a friend of a friend. 

Generally, before traveling do your research, find the cheapest things according to your comfort and budget including, good, accomodation and traveling within cities. Know which places to travel in which season would make it light on your budget. Use local transport as a medium of getting by rather than flights, this thing will save you a ton of money and make great memories too. Skip the excessive parts of the travel for some other day but make sure to have fun. 

4 Ways Travelling Can Transform Your Life

People work 40 to 60 hours a week and skip weekends sleeping and watching movies and saving their hard-earned money while getting ready for the same routine they are in for the last 10 years. The routine is never exciting. It takes a toll on mental and physical health and one badly needs a break from the 9-5 desk work, eating the same junk food in lunch, and walking on the same street every day. A weekend getaway would do the job to the busybodied but a long vacation and traveling abroad would do wonders to the emotional, mental, and physical health of people who are long stranded in their unremarkable routines. So how traveling can transform your life, make you more mindful, a better person, and broaden your horizons. Let’s find out.

Travelling Helps Your Find Yourself 

Wandering in the strange lands brings you closer to yourself. You reinvent yourself, you discover the new traits in your personality that are more creative, more adventurous, light, and a bit reckless. You stand there with your arms wide open ready to embrace the new world and the world ready to embrace you and the feeling is incomparable. Things come into your mind that you haven’t tried in your life yet and you are more geared up for what the future brings you. And then you plunge yourself into the depths of the beautiful nature, the sky-high mountains, the deep blue oceans, the golden beaches, the rainbows, jumps from the cliffs, the thousands of years old buildings and roads, the antique idols, the new traditions, the amazing cuisines and much much more. 

Traveling Comes With A Pool Of Knowledge 

Travelling enhances your sense of creativity and imagination. It makes you more aware of different cultures, traditions, languages, and the way people interact with each other. The avid travelers have a pool of knowledge of new places, new adventures, and new people. And they have this constant urge, a continuous inspiration to top up their learning of the world. It increases their confidence, their enthusiasm to achieve more, makes them flexible in their dealings with people as they have absorbed numerous cultures within them and more tolerant and all these traits are rarely seen, to that extent, in people who are stuck in their daily routine. 

Traveling Helps Your Tackle Difficult Situations Amicably 

Travelling boosts your intellectual strength and makes you more mindful of your surroundings. And that’s the only option you are left with when you are wandering along in a strange land carrying your valuables. The canceled flights, the late check-ins, the missed tourist buses, teach you tolerance and demand flexibility, calmness, and stability of your mind, the cautiousness and the strength that is otherwise buried deep in the daily bubble. And once you are back from the adventure, you are a new person with a lot of stories, experience, inspiration, and passion to experience more. 

Travelling Is A Valued Experience 

Once you realize how life-changing traveling is, you opt for this way of life instead of immersing yourself in the tangible timely luxury. The traveling hooks people to that extent that the value of these tangible items are overshadowed by the mesmerizing experience of walking barefoot on the golden beach of Australia, jumping from the Eiffel tower, or sitting in a sanctuary of lions in South Africa. The feeling would live with you forever. So better have an exciting soul rather than a regular being interested in the superficial and expensive day-to-day item.

When you are traveling and onto new adventures, your brain releases adrenaline, a hormone that charges your emotions with more excitement, energy, and happiness which usually lacks in the people who ate up in their daily life. Now you must choose what kind of person you want to become in this short life?