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6 Tips and Tricks on How to Travel for Less

They say “Traveling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”. Oh, we wish! The reality is – memories make you richer, but your bank balance can rarely go up during or after a holiday. On the other hand, we have 6 brainy tips on how to travel for less.

By following our money-saving travel tips, you will have the time of your life and more money in your bank account. Here’s how.


1. Travel Out of Peak Season

Save some money and avoid the crowds – traveling out of season is a win-win option. Of course, this includes being flexible on dates (if you are not tied to going to school or work), but let’s get real, we all can get those 5 to 7 days off.

·       Google Flights

·       Expedia

·       Priceline

and similar websites allow you to compare flight prices during different times of the year. This way, you will ensure you get the cheapest tickets. 


2. Avoid Mainstream Destinations

Following the beaten track will cost you a lot more money than exploring new sights and cultures. Not only you will get more for your money but you will set a new trend of discovering hidden travel gems. Don’t be surprised if you see other travelers follow your lead.

You will find more authentic, cheaper adventure opportunities outside of major tourist attractions. Also, restaurants and bars are more affordable beyond Capitals. 


3. Stay Away from Hotels

Staying in a hotel usually costs a lot. Airbnb seems to be a good equivalent and a cheaper option. Going self-catered is more fun, too! Instead of spending extra money on a hotel room and hotel meals, you can use it to rent a car, cook, buy souvenirs, etc. 


4. Order Currency Online

You have plenty of time to research your travel money options. One of the best ways to travel for less is to order your money online. You can click & collect it at a branch, have it delivered to your address, or get a prepaid card


5. Pay in Local Currencies

Sorting your funds in advance will save you from rip-off rates at airports and ATMs. It’s highly recommendable to pay in the local currency whenever you have that option. This helps you avoid huge conversion fees. 


6. Set a Realistic Budget and Stick to It

We know, we know – you are not traveling often and you want to treat yourself for once in a year. Having this type of mentality will make you spend a lot more than you originally planned. Track your budget by bringing a certain amount of cash with you each day or use a prepaid card.

Our prepaid cards offer you a great way to limit yourself a bit and control how much you are spending so you don’t go bankrupt when back from holiday. 


Summary

Do you see? There are plenty of ways to save money when traveling but to also get more value for what you pay. Using public transport, free WiFi spots, and visiting museums for free make a couple of extra options for those who are tight on the budget.

The moral of the story is that you can travel for less and still have a great time, especially if you exchange your money at the best rates. That’s where we jump in! Contact us if you have any questions.

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