Every traveler doesn’t possess the skills of being a budget traveler, previously when I used to travel I used to follow a strict budget, but then I realized that traveling under budget pressure often ruins the fun for you. It’s not necessary to keep a watch at your finances while traveling. All of us have invented our own ways of keeping our money safe with us.
I always believe that when you are traveling you should not put restraints on yourself. You travel for fun and enjoyment, so if you want to have a nice meal outside or do some shopping for enjoyment then do not limit yourself.
A good way to save money is by purchasing buy one get one ticket offers, because with such deals you can save money. Here are some tips which I follow when traveling.
Nowadays you can find free internet WI-FI connections no matter where you go to. An internet booth can cost you $3 per hour for usage of the internet and if you use it on a regular basis for work then these dollars can start adding up quickly. The best way to use free internet is use the WI-FI service of your hotel or you can head up to a local café or restaurant and enjoy free internet. You can order a cup of coffee and snacks for $10 and enjoy free internet for as long as you want.
Useful Tip – If you don’t even want to pay for the coffee you can sit in the parking area of McDonald’s and check your messages and emails.
Spending money on a taxi and bus rides is just another addition to the expenditure, it will be best if you hitchhike. Hitchhiking is very common in many countries you can ask for a lift if you are heading to a nearby town or area. Hitchhiking is the best way to get friendly with the locals; you can toss your thumb in the air and get a lift from the next ride coming your way. If for some reason you aren’t comfortable in hitchhiking then don’t take a lift and go with the traditional way of traveling, hire a taxi.
Useful Tip – If you are traveling to Iran, never put your thumb in the air because for them it means the same thing as the middle finger.
Off Season Travel
The best way to save money is by traveling in the off-season period, many hostels and hotels reduce the prices of the lodgings. Similarly, travel agencies and tourist guides also lower their cost during the off-peak season. This is the best time to travel if you are flexible with weather conditions and other things, because traveling in the off-season can help you in saving money.
Refine Your Bargaining Skills
When traveling there is no chance that you won’t do shopping. You will shop to buy gifts and souvenirs for friends and family, so it’s best that you refine your bargaining skills. If you think that the retailers may reduce the price if you bargain with him, then there is no harm in negotiating. But when bargaining remember to be as polite and humble as possible.