Don’t break the bank going on a trip around the world – find affordable activities and different ways to save on travel expenses to get to your destinations.
- Finding Free Activities
One of the most common ways to save money while traveling is to look for free things to do around the city.
The best way to start with this is to scout the area yourself and just walk around the city in popular areas – you’ll notice common tourist attractions right away.
Another way is to find the local blogs and community portals where they are always posting fun events coming up; typically they will be free.
For example, museums are a great place to start, and once a week they will have a ‘pay what you can afford’ day – once a month it will be free.
- Rooms with a Stove, Refrigerator, & More
Finding rooms to stay the night that can provide a stove to cook on, a refrigerator to keep the food cold, and other appliances such as a coffee maker will save you tons of money.
You’re not here to live extravagantly, unless you have the money of course, instead you want to save money on one of the most expensive parts of your budget – food.
- Farmers Markets & Local Grocery Stores
If you plan on cooking during your vacation you don’t want to go to big chain grocery stores where they will have high mark up; instead go to local farmers markets or grocery stores that are family owned.
That will help you save a lot on your food purchases and then save you even more when you cook it instead of dining out – but that doesn’t mean you can’t spoil yourself here and there!
- Credit Card Points & Miles
There isn’t a better way to save during your trip than to use your points or miles from your credit card that hopefully you’ve earned during your year of spending.
The Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card is one of my favorite credit cards for this since it doesn’t have an annual fee that I have to worry about and it gives you 20,000 mile bonus after spending $1,000 within the first 3 months after account opening!
Be aware that before you apply they typically require you to have a credit score that is at least in good standing but it varies; be sure to check your credit score with Credit Sesame or any other credit score provider.
- Be Flexible When Selecting Flights
Most people try to get non-stop flights or flights that are during the night time – but that will cost you.
If you aren’t on a tight deadline then try to be more flexible when selecting your flight requirements and timeframes, it will help you save lot down the road.