It’s possible to travel on a budget and have a fabulous time! It just takes some savvy thinking. Here are some suggestions to help you along the way.
Choose When to Travel
Plan to travel during the off-peak season as it’s cheaper. For the same reason, avoid traveling at the weekends. The time you book can also make a difference, as well as the airport you choose to go from and arrive at.
Booking an indirect flight is usually cheaper than traveling direct. It might also be cheaper to mix and match your airlines – fly out with one airline and fly back with another.
Depending on where you plan on going, some airlines charge for anything more than hand luggage and a handbag or backpack. So, if you can manage it, challenge yourself to pack light, especially if you’re going somewhere that will be warm.
Having a light expandable backpack for traveling is always convenient. You never know what other things you may need to bring along with you. In case you have to grab something along the way, you can quickly shove it in your backpack and not worry about overloading it.
Even when going home, leaving anything important behind after the holiday can be unsettling and nerve-wracking. You might be carrying more things than when you’ve arrived at your destination, especially if you plan on taking home souvenirs and novelties. Your expandable backpack can easily accommodate additional items you’ll bring home with you.
Prepare your own meals
Preparing your own meals on vacation might not be possible because of the nature of where you’re staying. There might not be the facilities to do so. But, if there are, consider doing this. The idea isn’t for you to prepare all your meals – just some of them. You get to enjoy the various foods on offer where you are (restaurants, etc.), but you also get to save.
For your time at the airport and on the flights to and from your destination, consider bringing your own food. It’s so much cheaper. Bring things like sandwiches, fruit, and nuts with you. Avoid bringing liquids such as soups and yogurts. The only thing you will really need to buy is water or juice from the departure area.
A Low-Maintenance Hairstyle
If your hairstyle is low maintenance, then you won’t need to buy or pack half of the hair products you’d otherwise need. This also means that if you want to pack light for budget reasons, fewer hair products would mean more space for what you do really need to pack.
The most drastic (and freeing!) measure would be to cut your hair really short! If it’s something you’ve always wanted to do, go for it. And if it’s not, maybe give the possibility some thought.
Mynewhairstyles.net has hundreds of short hairstyle ideas for your consideration, should you choose to go down that route.
Opt for Cheaper Wine
This really depends on where you’re going, but there are some places where the quality of the cheaper range of wines on offer is really good. One such place is Cyprus. Their cheaper reds and whites are really quite good.
So, if you like your wine, don’t be afraid to sample a bottle and see if it’s to your taste and liking.
It can be an enjoyable experience learning and exploring various ways to save on travel. You can pick and choose how you want to save from the myriad of ways possible. There really isn’t much standing between you and a vacay if you’re savvy about it. Your holiday awaits.