Ease Your Spending As A Frequent Traveler
If you would like to travel far and wide without breaking the bank and stressing about money, there are some things you can do to make this possible. We all know that traveling costs money, and this can be off-putting for many would-be adventurers. However, with some simple adjustments to how you travel and budget, you can make your dream trip a reality. All it takes is a slight attitude adjustment, clever application of discount codes, and a willingness to eat for less. Let’s have a look at the best ways to spend less while you travel.
Sharing Is Caring
If you want to see as much of the world as you can on a budget, one of the great ways to save is by staying in a shared dorm room, or even a private room with a shared bathroom. This can sound daunting to travelers who are used to privacy, but it can actually be a very refreshing and social experience. Generally, travelers who book shared hostel accommodation are open to meeting new people, are ready to be respectful of shared spaces, and have interesting stories to tell.
The shared bathroom situation is generally kept very clean and accessible. Depending on the accommodation, sometimes each shared dormitory has a bathroom, or sometimes there are individual bathrooms in the corridor for the whole floor to use. Either way, when you are in there, you are alone. So, it is not as communal as it sounds! If this is something that you are comfortable doing, it can save you a lot on hotel costs.
Discount Codes on Travel and Accommodation
If you are a frequent traveler, you will have heard of and maybe even used Expedia. This is an online travel agency through which you can book travel and accommodation. What you might not know, however, is that you can get coupon codes for Expedia that provide significant savings on your travel bookings. Expedia coupon codes provide up to $25 off on flight fares, hotels, and more. Moreover, new users can enjoy an additional 10-15% off their first booking.
What’s more, if you are a student you can expect to see exclusive student discounts on flight and accommodation prices. Finally, Expedia offers occasional discounts on certain destinations and weekly special deals. If you feel spontaneous, you can see what the current deal is and whether it is something that you would like to take advantage of!
One Meal, One Snack On-The-Go
When you are traveling, it is always a good idea to find accommodation that offers breakfast included. However, if you do not book such a place, you can still get breakfast for very little money by finding a local bakery and having a coffee and a pastry. As for lunch and dinner, you can employ the one meal, one snack approach.
This classic approach to eating on a budget on holiday is to sit down to just one restaurant meal per day. Whether you prefer to have a big lunch or a big dinner, you can allow yourself one big, cooked, full meal per day at the restaurant of your choosing. This is the meal in which you will get most of your energy, so choose it wisely. Then, for your other meal, you can save a lot of money by getting a pizza slice, sandwich, hot dog, or similar street-style snack to go.
Don’t let the word “snack” put you off – you can still get something substantial and fulfilling. The idea is not to be on a diet but to be on a budget. Make your “snack” meal of the day very cheap and cheerful. You can even set yourself a maximum price of, say, $5 for your small meal. Alternately, have two proper sit-down meals but limit them both to, say, $30 total for each day.
This has been a quick look at how to travel and book accommodation for less money. Traveling for less is possible if you are open to some lifestyle adjustments while you are on the road. One such adjustment is to share your dorm room or bathroom with fellow travelers. Hostels offer affordable, comfortable, and social places to stay while you are seeing the world and are a favorite accommodation style for many keen travelers.
Moreover, you should keep an eye on discount codes and special deals while you are booking, as these can save you significant spending. Finally, when you are traveling, you do not need to sit down for two or three full meals every day. Where you can, set a food budget or grab an on-the-go bite to cut costs. Happy travels!