We often wonder about the faraway lands, inspiring adventures, seeking the unexplored or going on a life-changing trip. But soon the reality strikes us hard- here we are living our monotonous life without enough money to travel to our favorite destinations. Society sets standards for us, and the regular social media influencing, the hashtag vacation goals are always up there to bedazzle people and make them think that only “luxurious traveling” matters.
But remember that “cheap traveling is good, both for your soul as well as your wallets!”
We know that traveling to your favorite destination is a dream for many but choosing the destination which suits your budget must be a top priority.
1. BE FLEXIBLE AND ACCOMMODATE AS PER NEW CHALLENGES.
When I talk about negotiation, focus more on getting cheap flight tickets, or traveling through trains, so that your whole budget doesn’t go into that one ticket you buy. Create a whole plan and anticipate accordingly to get things into action.
2. EMBRACE EVERY SMALL OPPORTUNITY, PLAN OUT AND MAKE LISTS.
Once you have chosen which place you need to travel to, look for various other options of saving money by traveling in offseason to avoid expensive accommodation or eating at overpriced cafes and restaurants. Make a list of essential items to take along so that you don’t have to visit the markets to buy a hair oil or comb! Save and earn money simultaneously by working for a few hours a day in foreign exchange or translation.
3. TRAVELING WITH A FRIEND? SPLIT UP THE COST!
If you are on a budget trip, bring people along so that you can always split the costs of hotel rent, commuting locally through a taxi, eating together at a restaurant. This will not only reduce the burden on one but also give you a companion to enjoy the trip more.
4. TALK AND KNOW MORE FROM LOCALS AND SOLO TRAVELERS.
The best way of traveling cheap is by gaining knowledge from locals and going on more conveniently about the common areas where you can find public transports or even rent a bicycle to explore the countryside. Know from the solo travelers, check out the free local entertainment that amuses you, the clubs, the street musicians busking can definitely soothe your soul. Binge on the famous street food and local food to treat your taste buds as well as stay in your budget.
5. SAVINGS MATTER.
A single investment in personal growth, as well as a career, can help you get to know your strengths and weaknesses. Traveling is a great joy for recreation, making new memories and friends. Try saving and investing in profitable ventures that can further benefit you.
With the right attitude and great planning, there is nothing standing between you and your dreams of exploring the world. Cheap traveling will not only make you a great saver and an efficient planner but also simultaneously make you a seeker of connecting with the roots of Mother Nature!
Nothing can beat the joy of exploring the new, whether it be a desire to bathe in luxury or vacation goals. Things change, our mindsets change when we meet and greet new people from different walks of life. Cheap traveling is no longer associated with a low budget or poor living. It’s the sign of a great planner and building the new strengths of an individual.
So what are you waiting for!? Go and make your plans today!