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Traveling inexpensively – Budget-friendly Holidaying Tips

by on Feb.26, 2013, under Travel

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When you get the desire to travel, but find yourself low on cash, check out these tips for traveling on a minute budget. Food, lodging, and transport are all areas where you can save money during your trip.

Cheap Car Hire

When you get to your destination, try the web for your best local inexpensive hire car company. You can usually save as much as 50% or even more when you bargain with them.

Bundling for Discounts

It can be cheap to purchase a bundled vacation package that includes flight and hotel or theme park tickets with lodging. When checking out this option, make sure you learn the price of each bit separately as well as together.

It is also beneficial to check one or two sources. You may find a better deal through a web travel site than from “authorized” websites. Do also run a fast search to be sure that other purchasers are generally pleased with the bundled deals they received.

Check Foreign Exchange Rates

When traveling abroad, you’ll need to exchange your cash for the local currency. Exchange rates change consistently, and the rate you are quoted from one bank is not going to be the same as rates from other banks. Do a little bit of rate shopping to get the best rate, and be advised that when you exchange back to your home currency, the rate could have changed.


Instead of eating out for every meal while traveling, plan to cook some meals yourself. Your motel can have a tiny microwave and cooler, or you may need to bring a hotplate in your baggage. You can bring some cooking ingredients with you, but shopping hereabouts for your food can be an expedition in itself.

Shopping local markets for the ingredients to a simple home-cooked meal may not only save you money, but also let you see a part of the area that you may instead have missed.


Instead of taking a taxi to a location near you, walk! This isn’t only a money-saver, it is also a method to enjoy more of the area and get a bit of exercise.

Walking does have the intrinsic chance of passing by a lovable boutique that you may not have otherwise spotted, however. Enjoy the boutique, but keep your money in your purse.

Travel Off-Season

Certain days of the week, often Tues. and Wed., are excellent for getting the best rates for air and rail travel. Journeying to favored holiday destinations is less costly when you plan your trip for the off-season.

Favored summer attractions are cheaper in winter and less crowded also. If you have got to take a holiday during the summer due to school and work schedules, you are able to save by going to a destination where it is off-season.

Instead of visiting the Caribbean in the summer, visit Australia. This way you can still find off-season costs since journeying to Australia when it is summer in the U.S. Isn’t as common.

Traveling can appear almost impossible if your wallet is bare. Nonetheless if you adhere to the guidance in this piece, you’ll find that having a great trip is possible even when you are a bit strapped for cash.

Chrissy Richards’ works are published around the world. Read more: cheap car hire or gold coast car rental

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