Travelling reis is the highlight of the year for many. A moment they’ve been looking forward to for a long time. Some people often go on holiday and others don’t. It doesn’t matter what category you fall into, but saving on some things on the trip is always fun. Today we give 5 general saving tips for travelling that you can apply. It won’t cost you any trouble at all and certainly no money!
5 saving tips
Saving on your total trip starts with booking your holiday. If it doesn’t matter to you when you leave, choose a period that falls outside the (school) holidays. And if you choose sunny destinations, go out of season. For example, you can go to Mexico in March cheaper than in December because December is a perfect period for a winter-sun holiday to Mexico and therefore more expensive. So think carefully about planning your trip.
Often we feel the need to buy souvenirs on holiday, but what do we actually benefit from this? Be honest and remember that with most of the stuff you bought abroad you are nothing at all. Is it necessary to buy these on your next trip? We also buy at least one souvenir in every country we visit and we also like to bring something for those who stay at home. But we often make the in mind afterwards that this is unnecessary and costs a lot of money. If you don’t, you’re really saving a lot of money. And friends and family won’t blame you anyway.
One of the biggest costs of your trip will probably be your transport. If your destination is outside Europe, it makes sense that you travel by plane. It is mainly a matter of booking your plane tickets at the right time. But if your destination is closer to home, you can opt to go by train, for example. The car is usually not the cheapest means of transport because you often have to refuel and sometimes have to pay tolls on motorways. A train is fast, easy, often cheaper and even better for the environment. Also on site you can choose to take public transport instead of an expensive taxi. Or you can cover your foot or with a(rental) bike a few kilometers. There are so many cheap alternatives!
To save on activities on a trip, try looking for coupons for tourist attractions and museums,for example. On the Internet there are a number for each country. Sometimes for a country or region you can pay a certain amount in one go in exchange for access to all kinds of attractions. This often costs a lot less than if you were to pay for each activity separately.
5 Food and drink
Another big cost of your holiday is food and drink. We like to eat out on holiday and we prefer to eat what we are used to from home. This is a bad attitude when you want to save something. Good food doesn’t always have to be what we’re used to. Embark on the adventure and sample the local cuisine. Not only will you discover new dishes,but it will also save you (a lot) of money as local food with local produce will no doubt be cheaper than Western food. The same goes for drinking. Drink a locally brewed beer instead of a Belgian beer.
Do you use savings tips?
What do you do to save on travel? Were our 5 savings tips useful? We hope they can make a world of difference on your next trip. Although, of course, you can always try to make money on holiday.