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It’s really hard to travel when you’re low on budget. Most of the activities and adventures that you want to try are either just fairly expensive or overpriced to the point that paying for a skydive experience is automatically equivalent to studying in college for a single semester or that the amount can already feed hundreds of children. Nope, we’re not trying to exaggerate things here because that is really the reality. Not everyone is capable of spending a lot of money for trips especially those who are earning minimum wage. Listed below are the five ways you can maximize a trip even with a limited budget:
- Grab promo deals
Promo deals are almost everywhere especially in the internet. Most people who are on a tight budget prefer getting promos because they get to not only save dimes but also get to enjoy. Most promos are offering 50% off on their products so better search in the internet and grab them!
- Go to countries that does not require visa
Yes. There are many countries that allows tourists to enter their territory even without a visa. Some for a duration of 30 days, some for two weeks and some for less than a week etc. Research online and look for resources on the countries that does not require visa as this will save you a lot of money because most visa applications are expensive and sometimes people are often declined their visas and it will be a hindrance if you paid a large amount of money.
- Stay in affordable hostels
Stay in affordable hostels! If you are really on a tight budget then don’t dream too much of having a glamorous and luxurious hotel room. Just go for the hostels or inns that offers a very cheap price for tourists. Sometimes there are backpackers who prefers to stay in hostels by group wherein they share the same room with bunk beds for a much cheaper and affordable price. You may want to try that and meet some new friends.
- Pack light
Two words: pack light. Always pack light so that you won’t have to pay for baggage. Some airlines are charging travelers for a large amount of money just for the baggage and it could be a hindrance to your pocket money so try as much as possible to put all your things in one bag so you can just bring it with you inside the plane. Hand-carry is the key!!!
- Experience over material things
Remember, while people are naturally materialistic, this is the time where you could give up buying too much in your trip because you only have a short amount of pocket money. Just enjoy the ride and experience of your wonderful vacation because that’s what matters in the end.
Traveling on a limited budget is not bad at all. They say that when you travel, you grow as a person and that is the most important thing that you have to keep in mind and remember. It’s not always about the glitz and glamour of touring around the world, it’s more of the experiences and the lessons that you learn along the way.
Mark Aldrin Hipolito is a daytime writer for Slow Tours , an Australian online agency that provides intimate getaways with tours of Europe’s most charming and breathtaking places. Mark also enjoys travelling to different places and he uses his experiences as inspiration for writing.