Last Updated on June 22, 2020 by Iris Sinilong
We all crave the opportunity to travel the world. We all want to experience new cultures, discover new frontiers, and meet new inspiring people. There is pleasure in saying that I have seen a lot of what this world offers. But to many of us, traveling can simply be rather impractical and expensive. To help, we put together a list of tips so you can travel the world on a budget. You can save tonnes of cash by finding the perfect time to book flights, monitoring price changes, staying in hostels, and making your own food! Let’s face it, it’s just a matter of time before the travel bug gets you again.
Know when the peak seasons are. Nearly all popular vacation spots experience highs and lows in the flow of visitors. Do some research to know about the low seasons of your desired destination. During low seasons, you are more likely to find deals and save on hotels and airline costs. But also remember that destinations have slow periods for a reason: weather may be unfavourable at certain times of the year, and certain attractions may be unavailable.
Travel from low-cost airports. Discover the ease and convenience of travel by flying out of US Border Airports like Buffalo, Bangor, Detroit, Burlington, and Bellingham or smaller Canadian airports. Depending on where you are traveling, you could save on international taxes and parking fees, and ultimately enjoy a more carefree travel.
Monitor your vacation with our NEW price alert feature. You’ve found your dream vacation, and now you’re itching to book. But sometimes, hotel rates could drastically fluctuate. Take advantage of our new price alert feature to make sure your dream vacation become a reality at a reasonable price.
Travel by bus. The Megabus is notorious for offering fare rates as low as $1 each way. In order to score the lowest rate, you’ll have to book your trip months in advance. Try to keep an open mind as you search for the best option within your travel window. Even if you end up with a $5 fare cost, just remember that this is still an amazing option to visit Toronto, Montreal, and Buffalo.
Travel lightly. Only bring the necessities with you. You will run the risk for theft, losses, and damages if you pack extra luggage. Save yourself the hassle and only bring the things you really need. As you pack, ask yourself the questions: Will I actually use this during the trip? Will I use this more than once? If the answer is yes to both questions, then pack away!
Stay in hostels. Staying in a hostel can save you a substantial amount of cash and offers the chance to mingle with other like-minded travelers. Sure it can be a little awkward at the beginning. But just remember that you’re here to explore the destination, discover secret nooks, and acquaint your palate with new flavours. A little sacrifice is worth it every now and then. Besides some hostels offer the option of private rooms so you can enjoy a bit of privacy.
Bring your own food. Many people travel merely for the purpose of tasting new dishes. Unfortunately, this gets quite costly after a while. It may be beneficial to go grocery shopping every now and then and make your own food. You will thank yourself in the long run if you take sandwiches and a bottle of water while you travel.
Do your research, before you tip. No need to carry your 15% to 20% Canadian tipping conventions around the world. Check beforehand what the norm is and keep note of it before you start flaunting your cash.
Explore Nature. It’s free. Try to stay away from the touristy traps. There is pleasure in finding beauty in the simplest of things. Take in the beauty of the surroundings. Immerse yourself in the enhanting melody of conversations happening around you. Take pictures and don’t buy souvenirs. Allow the moment to live on in your mind instead.
Do you have any personal tips to share? Tell us below!