1. Use Interrail when traveling in Europe
All you need to do is buy your pass, choose the destinations (travel zones) you want to go to and you’re set. It all works out to be a lot cheaper than buying the tickets individually or flying . However, if you want to go for the super-cheap yet a lot slower route, buses between countries can sometimes cost a fiver.
2. If hostel offers breakfast, take it.
We all know, that getting a meal on a travel can be pretty expensive thing and in addition to eat breakfast is the best way to gain energy for the daily achievements: so when hostel offers free breakfast in a package use it as an option.
3. Bakeries generally offer half-priced goods at the end of the day to keep things fresh. It’s a great way to get some good food for little outlay.
4. Do things as a group if possible. Whether that’s carpooling or going on a tour, you can typically get better deals.
5. Bring a water bottle. Paying for pop and water adds up quickly and that money can get you another night in a hostel every week!
6. Travel during the low-peak season and avoid traveling during the summer and around holidays.
7. Before you start leafing through brochures or browsing online, you first have to define your travel priorities. If you’re not willing to accept anything but a top-shelf experience, you’re probably going to have to save up before you splurge. On the other hand, if your main priorities are to experience a different culture, learn more about history, or even just take a few days to relax, you can likely accomplish such goals cheap.
8. Whether you’re traveling for relaxation or exploration, you don’t need to jet off for weeks at a time to get the experience you want. Shorter travel blocks offer the same benefits as longer vacations, and they can cost much less.
9. Go to a vacation as volunteer
If you don’t mind pitching in as part of your travel experience, a so-called “volunteer vacation” can help you afford to travel. You’re still responsible for getting to your destination, but many travel organizations pay for lodging, food, travel within the destination, insurance, and even some local and cultural activities.
10. Pack your own Food
It’s not just packing your own food that helps you stay on a budget while traveling but making your own food too. Renting a place that has a kitchen can literally save you hundreds of dollars. Think about it: a family of four can easily spend $50 per meal when eating out. The cost of food and drink has skyrocketed. Instead of spending $150 a day on food, you can spend a $150 for the whole week on food. Sure, it may not be as much fun to cook, but you have to cut costs somewhere while traveling.
11. Plan ahead
Before you head off, know where you want to stay and have a rough plan of what you want to see as most places are cheaper if you book in advance – and some key attractions can book out months in advance too.
12. Save on free sights
Most places you visit have some ‘must-see’ locations – and a lot of the times these are outdoors and free. When visiting New York City, spend time in Central Park, just soaking up the scenery, walk across Brooklyn Bridge and you can also jump on the Staten Island for free and ride on past the Statue of Liberty.
13:Dont buy too many Gadgets for travel
Saving money on your trip starts before you hit the road. Don’t be tempted by the wide range of gadgets and toys aimed at travelers; most end up not being used or packed at all.
14: Save on mobile costs
Calls can now be made across the internet via programs such as Skype and Localphone. Many internet cafes offer headsets, or you can purchase a cheap set to carry on your trip. A typical call to the US using a VOIP service costs less than two cents per minute.
15. Negotiate the Price
Nearly anything and everything in Asia is negotiable. Although negotiation is often an uncomfortable process for Westerners, it is a part of daily life for locals.