It’s a phrase I hear very often and I’m sure I’m not the only one. The trip is still often associated with a privileged class of the population, which is no longer really the case in 2017. To travel often , everything is a matter of priority and discipline.
I firmly believe that the trip is accessible to most people. If we are able to be satisfied with little luxury and our comfort is not the number one priority when traveling, there are many ways to save money. Apart from the plane ticket,
there are dozens of destinations that will make you spend less on the spot than if you stay spend your holidays in your country. Since I’ve been working full time, it’s clear that it’s even easier to raise money.
On the other hand, even during my studies, making at least one trip a year was my priority. I always arrived there despite my precarious means. It is not always easy to refrain from buying a new piece of clothing or not going to the restaurant as often as you want, but with will it is possible. We only have to remember what we can afford elsewhere in the world for the same price and envy very often at the same time.
Here are 3 ways that I use to allow me to travel often, around 3 to 4 times a year :
3 tips for traveling often
1. Stay in hostels
Accommodation during a trip is for the most part the biggest expense. It is therefore important for me to make sure that I save money at this level. What is the point of sleeping in a 5-star hotel? After all, we are in a country to visit and spend most of our time outside the hotel. In my opinion, it is quite possible to lower the standards that we have in our country of origin. Youth hostels or guesthouses are often very well priced and you may be surprised at the comfort they offer for a price that may seem ridiculous to us Westerners.
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2. Choose your destinations according to the cost of living on the spot
As often as possible, I decide to go to destinations where the cost of living is really affordable. Especially since my favorite continent is Asia, I allow myself to go there as often as possible. Obviously, I also choose American or European destinations sometimes, but it’s mainly because of the fact that I was able to save on other trips. There are many places on the planet where you can easily get away for $ 25 a day including accommodation, food, travel and activities.
Also read: 10 countries to visit for small budgets
3. Traveling on your own
From the moment you decide to do business with a travel agency, do you say that you pay more. Obviously, the company must survive and it does not offer its services for nothing. So, no need to do business with them. We find everything on the internet now. Whether on blogs, forums or sites like Le Routard or Lonely Planet, you will have all the information you need to organize your own journey. Just be resourceful and have a taste of adventure. Moreover, by traveling on your own, you are not confined to a specific schedule and route. You are free to do what you want to do when you want to do it. If you like a place, you have the possibility of extending your stay or on the contrary, to cut it short if the city does not please you. For my part, I always opt for the travel guides Lonely Planet or Ulysses that I bring with me on the spot. They are a small gold mine and are always very useful.