It’s no secret how much you love to travel. In fact, you always spare some cash to put towards your travel fund and even scrimp whenever you could so you can take a trip somewhere. With your limited income and growing list of financial obligations, however, you’ve been forced to put those travel plans in the backseat thinking that you’ll never have enough money anyway to enjoy your trip.
But what if someone tells you that you can actually have an amazing holiday even if you’re a little short on the finance department? Yes, it’s possible. Here are some nifty travel tricks that will help you make the most of your limited budget without sacrificing fun:
Open your Mind to the Possibilities
Truth is, travelling isn’t only limited to boarding an aeroplane, checking in a hotel and booking a guided tour. In fact, these things only take up a small change of what good travel really is—and yes, great travel possibilities are either affordable or even free. Let’s take adventure travel as an example. If you’re the type who’s always game for an outdoor adventure, you can go on a “microadventure”, which is a trip that’s close to your hometown. Research on a nearby mountain, nature park or trail that you can take on over the weekend with your friends. You wouldn’t need to spend on airfare and a hotel for an amazing trip like this, which is a lot easier on the pocket. You can also look for ways to hit two birds with one stone in terms of travel expenses. For instance, booking an Adelaide campervan rental is a wiser option than renting a car and booking accommodations, especially if you’d like to go on a road trip.
Get your Research Powers On
You know when they say that what you lack in money, you can always make up for in effort? It is definitely true when travelling on a budget. Since you have limited money to spend, you have to make sure that every quid in your pocket is used properly. Good thing, there are already a lot of websites and apps that you can use to know the average costs of your travel needs depending on the destination, compare prices on almost about anything, and even plan your trip strategically to maximise your savings. Also, remember that there are a lot of places out there that have lower living costs, so choose them so your money can go a lot further.
Finally, don’t let your budget limitations keep you from enjoying the place that you plan to visit because there are a lot of things that you can do for less or even for free. Have a picnic in the park, visit a museum, learn how to cook from a local and even meet other travellers who you can share group activities with. Remember that you don’t have to spend a lot to have a great time. You just need to be flexible and open-minded, and for sure, you’ll have the time of your life.