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Valuable Tips On How To Enjoy Travelling The World Without Overpaying

Date April 25, 2019 12:28

Raise your hand if you don’t like to travel and would pass on a chance to go abroad! Precious few people, as we suspected. Most people dream of seeing the world, but not everyone has the opportunity.

Some people just don’t know how to go abroad without dipping deeply into their pockets. We are not talking about hitchhiking. You can have a decent trip with your family, friends, or even on your own.

We want to share useful information on the main points of an independent vacation, which can actually be twice as cheap as what tour operators offer.

Tips for travellers

1. Planning

Decide which country you want to visit and when. Read reviews of other tourists on the internet, which will help you figure out the correct route, how much money it will cost, what time of year is best, etc.

2. Early booking

The earlier you decide on the place and time, the cheaper your tickets and hotel stay will be. All thanks to early booking!

To navigate through the cheapest tickets, you can visit the website https://www.kiwi.com/.

You can also buy tickets to festivals and concerts on the internet if you want to fill your recreation with cultural experiences.

3. Taxi or public transport

When you arrive in an unfamiliar city, especially at night, it is better to take a taxi to get to your accommodation. But don’t take a random cab at the airport or train station! It is unsafe and expensive.

Beforehand, check out the transfer service websites, such as https://www.holidaytaxis.com/en/, where you can order a taxi and pay by credit card.

In the daytime, use public transport. You can find the routes on the internet.

4. Accommodation

It can be one of the largest expenditure items to save money on. In all tourist cities, there is a vast range of hotels and hostels from which to choose. It all depends on your preferences and idea of recreation. You can choose the right option for you and your wallet, for example, at the website https://www.booking.com.

By the way, some etablishments offer shuttle services to and from the airport, so you can save on a taxi.

5. Food

In advance, check what cafes and fast food vendors will be on your way and search for reviews. If you are staying in a country with a more or less familiar cuisine, you can count on buying groceries at a supermarket, and then cook your meals by yourself at your place of your stay.

When choosing accommodation, make sure you know if they serve breakfasts. This is a convenient option – to have a bite in the morning and go for a walk, then to eat out in the afternoon and evening.

6. Attractions

There are tons of free activities and events in each city that you can attend to get acquainted with the culture of the country and its people. You can find a list of these on local websites.

7. New types of tourism

Agritourism and volunteer abroad programs are among the ones that are becoming very popular. You can select a suitable option on websites:

  1. Help Exchange (HelpX)  – accommodation and food for help around the house.
  2. WWOOF – accommodation and food for working on an organic farm.
  3. Couchsurfing, a hospitality and social networking service offering the opportunity to stay with residents of other countries for free as well as host guests yourself.
  4. Volunteer organizations mainly for students and young adults under 30, charitable and educational projects in different countries of the world: SE7ENVSOAIESEC.

We wish you pleasant journeys, new interesting acquaintances, and that your income allows you to easily travel the world whenever you want.