If money is a problem for you when traveling, there are wonderful alternatives that will allow you to discover the world for less money than you actually think. Which are?
There is an issue that addresses all of us when embarking on a journey. How much am I going to spend? What budget do I have for this vacation? This bridge is all very expensive and we will not be able to travel…
Normally choosing specific dates that is the most expensive trip we could make, or well-known and visited tourist destinations … Many times we have a closed idea that we only want to go to that place on that exact date, but what if we open our minds and let What other destinations surprise us?
Choosing an option that is less known and cheaper on that date that we probably want so much, apart from learning to let ourselves be carried away, we will be pleasantly surprised. We will end up in a place we hadn’t thought of and seeing things we never imagined.
In the first place, it would be convenient to differentiate two words that can be quite important: traveling or being pure tourists.
When a traveler knows the place calmly, he delves into its culture, its people, places, events, food. Take as much time as possible to know everything there is to know at the same time without focusing only on the most touristy places and elements.
How can we define the tourist in its pure essence one who only visits a place with limited time, focuses on knowing the most relevant tourist attractions, “traditional” restaurants of the place, tours to make better use of time and pay on food prices and visits for the simple fact of being tourists?
It depends on which trip you make, you will spend more or less money.
What can these alternatives be?
The ideal would be to set a budget per day so you will see that you can do many more things than we think without spending excessively. It is not about scavenging but saving.
Lodging. Where to stay to sleep for little money.
Depending on the time you are going to stay, it will probably be more profitable for you to rent a room in a hostel or hostel than to opt for a hotel that just because of the number of stars and service they offer may reduce your days in the city.
If you are very adventurous, there are hostels or campsites where you can pitch your tent there.
There is even the alternative of renting a private room in a house for as long as you want to be in the city. There are people who share their home, yes, in addition to saving some money you will be meeting a local person who can also inform you about more spaces to know.
Transport. How to move economically
You can always use public transport to get around, it is usually not very expensive and also usually reaches points that are worth visiting in the city where you are.
There are alternatives such as the option of sharing a car with other people for a fixed price. People who are moving to the same place you would like to go. Today there are some applications and companies that are dedicated to it. Always following the legality and fully identified.
Go, walk a lot, surely you are not used to your day to day but I assure you that you are going to discover places that perhaps you would pass and you would not see with public transport.
Food and drink.
Perhaps this is one of the biggest expenses along your trip. It all depends on whether you want to eat in Michelin-starred restaurants or simply look for typical food places in the area.
You can always have breakfast at home in most places there is always a supermarket nearby. Saving breakfast every day means that you will have more budget for other types of activities that you want to do. So you will not stop trying the typical gastronomy without overdoing it.
Culture and leisure.
If you are one of those people who like to go to museums, temples, churches, the best option is to find out which day your entrance is free and keep saving costs. Generally, the entrance to these places is not usually especially cheap because they are of high tourist interest. If there is no such day, look for coupons or discounts. And if you have the option of being a student, embrace it.
These are some of the alternatives that we can always suggest in your budget, add something else in case something unforeseen arises … Enjoy the trip!