10 ways to Travel with a Low Budget
So next time you feel you do not have the budget to travel have a look at this.. You might not want to miss out a really needed time out – A Vacation !
LIVE LIKE A LOCAL
Get out of your own space forget about our fears prepare you’re your mind for a new adventure. “When in India live like an Indian”, a traveler inside you wants see and experience more about every new place and culture , lose yourself in the local life. Eat in local Dhaba’s dress comfortable. Most importantly start feeling like a local.
TRY COUCH SURFING
We mostly think about comfort and live in posh hotels and exquisite resorts. For once keep luxury away and experience the local hospitality. You can find couch surfers online who will host your stay at their homes, you can also stay at a youth hostels, best way to get the local flavor and connect with the energy of the destination.
TRAVEL DURING OFF SEASON
Most of us have a mindset to travel to place only during peak seasons. I would like to differ to that choice. Off season travel is one of the best time to travel for numerous reasons, you will get the best deals, and you will not get much crowd. Ideal time to unwind and experience the beauty of the destination.
USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Travel Expense usually takes away a huge chunk of our travel budget. Using public transport is the best and cheapest mode of transport and it usually connects most of the places you intend to visit. You will also get to see how the transport system of the city operates which is definitely an experience in itself.
CHOOSE UNEXPLORED DESTINATIONS
Popular places are always crowed and expensive as they are very commercialized and the hotels, restaurant and sightseeing places will be priced very high. Choosing offbeat destination as it will be easy on your pocket and the living cost will be minimal. You can also get to see the history and heritage sites very closely without interference of touts and agents.
READ UP BEFORE YOU GO
Do a detailed study about the transport and staying options of the destination you plan to visit. Be well aware about the prices and genuine local markets and also go through the reviews of fellow traveler if available, you will already be aware before you reach and not fall prey to frauds and cheats.
AVOID UNNECESSARY EXPENCES
When we set out to travel it is common to indulge in shopping. Control the shopaholic inside you avoid buying what you don’t need, be cautious while spending on souvenirs. A gentle tip to travel safe, always keep a reserve as you might need money for any kind of emergency.
TRAVEL WITH A COMPANION
Being with a companion has a lot of benefits, you can share the expenses of your travel, that leaves you with little extra budget to spend. In addition to that you also have someone with you in case of heath emergencies. Moreover you can enjoy even more with a friend.
PACK LIGHT AND SMART
This is another mistake we Indian’s often make,we tend to travel with our entire house with us. The key is to travel light. Pack wisely so that you don’t have to spend on unnecessary purchases neither to you have to carry a burden with you all the time.You are on holiday not on a weight lighting mission. There are lots of videos available online with tips on packing light with essentials.
GET A GOOD BARGAIN
Travel teaches you a lot about bargaining skills which is a must for all travelers. The better you are at it ,chances are you get the most out of every penny you have. Its all about budget friendly travel.
Enjoy you trips and feed us with your new and innovative ideas. We are waiting to hear from you.