While most of us would love to travel more, the problem tends to be that we simply can’t afford to. Sure, the flight ticket may come at a discount but what about everything we’d like to do while exploring a new city or a new country?
There are restaurant visits, gifts to buy, and accommodations to book – and saving money seems to be something we have to do when we get back to the real world
There are, luckily, a few tried-and-tested methods of coming back home with much more of your travel funds than you anticipated. Here is a handful of the very best ways so that you can start to map out your next holiday right away.
First: Finding cheaper accommodation
Before we get started, it’s good to keep in mind that those plane tickets can be a lot cheaper if you manage to book them a bit upfront – two months should be enough. Remember to check the prices on different devices as well, by the way, as some budget sites might crank the price up when they notice you’ve been scrolling through the same trip a few times.
Accommodation can also come at a much lower cost but only if you steer clear of any regular hotels. They tend to charge a bit more as tourists from all over the world like to check in here – but everyone can, in fact, enjoy a more affordable stay.
If you are traveling with a group of people, you should definitely look into booking an entire apartment rather than a hotel room for each. It will be a lot more affordable when everyone chips in – and you can even cook in the apartment to save even more.
Keep in mind that you have Airbnb as well, by the way, and you should be able to find a lot of decent apartment to stay in there.
Next: Find the free stuff
While getting to your destination and having a roof over your head are mandatory, having fun and exploring the area is kind of also a requirement for a good holiday. This doesn’t actually have to cost too much as long as you know where to look; start by plotting in free events in downtown Las Vegas, for example, and see what pops up.
There will be multiple sites out there that offer heavily discounted experiences and even free stuff if you manage to browse around a bit. You could check out these happy hour apps as well, by the way, to make your afternoon drink a bit more affordable.
Traveling as a group, in general, tends to make the trip a bit cheaper on all of you as you can take advantage of all the group discounts and chip in to share the accommodation. Remember to treat yourself a bit as well, though, and save money in some areas so that you can splurge in others.
It is a holiday, after all, but the more you’re able to save on the boring stuff such as flights and accommodations, the more you have left for your next trip.