Cheap Travel Tips for Every Traveler

People love to travel but we love saving even more! Here’s some tips on how to travel cheap without sacrificing your dream location and awesome activities.

EAT LIKE THE LOCALS

Trying new experiences and culinary adventures are part of the joy of travelling, but you’ll definitely save a money when you eat like a local. Explore the local markets for street food to savor. It’s affordable and you can actually see your food is fresh and is being cooked right in front of you. Just a tip though, pay attention to where locals eat, you can then be assured that it is safe to eat there.

SHOP LIKE THE LOCALS

Avoid touristy souvenir shops (especially the ones near the airport) as these are actually tourist traps. They sell their products twice or thrice its value. Look for markets and off-hight-street shops where most locals go to. You could also try haggling, but don’t push it too far.

TRAVEL LIKE THE LOCALS

Transport in between spots is an important part to consider when planning a trip to a new city. Use public transport where possible. You get first-hand knowledge and insight by spending more time with the locals, it costs you less, and is a more authentic travelling experience. Plus, you’d get to see parts of the city where you might not have gone to when you travel by taxi.

TRAVEL DURING THE SHOULDER SEASON

Shoulder season starts in November through October in South America. You’ll get cheaper airfare, find more budget rooms, fewer crowds, and meet more locals than tourists. It’s also the ideal time to visit Buenos Aires, Rio and other coastal destinations.

BE FLEXIBLE WITH YOUR DATES AND TIMES

Leaving a few days before or after your preferred date could mean the difference of hundreds of dollars. Also, taking the red-eye, or flying at unpopular hours increases your chances of landing a more affordable flight. If you’re on an extended trip, don’t pre-book your itinerary. You’ll discover interesting cultural activities and tours, and places you thought you’d never find as well as meet people along the way who’ll recommend great places you’ve never heard of.

FLY OFF-PEAK DAYS

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday are off-peak days which usually means lower air fares, less passengers, and a better chance of getting frequent flyer seats.

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