Budget Vacation 101: Fly and Sleep on a Budget
Who among us doesn’t wish we could escape the trials and tribulations of daily life for a week or two here and there? But with the latest economic trends, it hasn’t always been that easier of a concept to put into action. Especially for those among us living on a budget. But thankfully, even if you are pinching pennies, you can still manage to get away from it all without breaking the bank. However, it will cost you a bit more in planning time, but that will all be worth it once it’s all said and done.
Flying on a Budget
In an ideal world, we would all fly first class all the time. But in that perfect world, we are probably all millionaires also. In the real world, this isn’t quite the case. That’s why one of the best ways to save money on your vacation is by scoring a good deal on your flight. The first thing you should do when talking to a travel agent is let them know that you want the absolute cheapest fare possible. By letting the travel agent know this, it gives them the chance to look under a few rocks that don’t fall into the typical budget categories. There are often times many last minute deals that you can grab on to that other travelers simply aren’t aware of.
But if you’re on a budget in the first place, you probably don’t have a travel agent. But, not to worry. With a little bit of research and a little bit of time, you can find some amazing deals online. Many people will only take a flight that has a direct connection from where they are departing from to where they are arriving. If you can handle a little layover here and there, you can save an exorbitant amount of money.
Sleeping on a Budget
When it comes to your sleeping arrangements, there is a variety of ways to save a buck or two. One of the cheapest ways to travel is by staying in a hostel. This is popular among solo travellers or young couples. Although the accommodations might not always be five-star, there are many other amenities that make it worthwhile. For one, you will get to meet other travelers from the whole world over. This is a great way to increase your knowledge about the world around you, and get some inside tips on saving money on the road. No one knows how to save money better than the people who frequent hostels.
If hostel life just isn’t your bag, you can still save some money on hotel accommodations. There is a good number of websites offering great hotel rooms at a fraction of the cost. Whenever a large hotel has rooms that are left empty for a night, they will often let them go for a much cheaper rate. By tapping into these websites and checking back daily, you can save yourself a bundle of cash while still sleeping in style.
Jason Bader led the traditional 9 to 5 lifestyle for a long time. Today he has a lot more free time on his hands and makes a point of enjoying it as much as possible. He’s currently sharing his tips on smart traveling, and finds peace of mind to share information on travel insurance.
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