Some people keep travelling every now and then whereas some sit in their cubicles and wonder at the ones travelling. The former have cracked the equation that travelling needs will more than money – while the latter are yet to figure it out. It’s actually simple, fells. You have to be mindful and strategic; you can’t have everything on your platter. So learning how to manage your finances can take you to more places than you can ever imagine. From booking flights smartly to finding cheaper places to sleep, here’s how you can save cash while on a vacation.
Pack light and take a cheap flight
There are tons of ways to book cheap air tickets: look for sites that offer cheap rates; sign up for newsletters of different travel sites, use networking sites, collect coupons and use them strategically before you plan on your next travel. Also, it’s a great feeling when you can pack a different pair of shoes with every outfit, but remember that it isn’t going to feel the same when you’re asked to pay for extra baggage.
Home-stays as your vacation home
Home-stays or even hostels are great for people on a shoestring budget. We live in a day and age when good and cheap hotels are mushrooming every minute. So, you’re more likely to find a cheap and likeable accommodation of your choice. All you have to do is do your research well on the zillions of travel websites available on the internet.
Walk on or go local, and collect memories rather than souvenirs
What better way than exploring a city on foot? And for those who think this is pushing it, taking a local transport is the next best alternative. That way, you save money and make your trip more authentic because you see more of the city you are visiting. Many cities have an unlimited travel pass for the metros and buses, so it might be a great idea to avail one of those. Also, while you are out and about with your camera, don’t get carried away with all the gorgeous souvenir items sitting on the window. You don’t need that fridge magnet anymore, nor do you need any more of those T-shirts, key chains, spoons and post-cards.