How to travel more for less money

 

 

Once we stepped into the 21st century, the world started talking about a new group of people called “the millennials”. Millennials are all people born since the 1980s and are the ones responsible for the paradigm shift in almost all aspects of life.

Millennials are much more vocal than the generations before, they know their rights and are guiding themselves according to new rules. They require more flexibility and cannot stand regular 9 to 5 jobs. They have a freer mind and wish to gain as much life experience as possible by meeting new cultures and traveling around the world.

If you too are conflicted about your wish to leave and the need to gain the money required to do that, find out that there are, in fact, plenty of ways to travel the world for less.

Plan ahead

If you’re willing to plan your vacation 3-4 months in advance, you’ll probably find the best offers on plane tickets and hotels. This means less flexibility and the ability to actually make it to your departure day without any unfortunate event or unforeseen thing that might mess up with your traveling plans.

On the other hand, increased flexibility is usually paid off in the form of last-minute offers. This goes both for cheap plane tickets and hotels so if your job allows you to just pack your bags and go without any further notice, we suggest that you keep an eye on airline promotions and annual sales.

 

Avoid hotels

The easiest way to save money when traveling is to simply avoid staying at hotels. Luckily, there are plenty of suitable alternatives in the 21st century that allow you to see the world and experience the culture of a certain country first hand by getting in contact with the locals.

 

Airbnb is probably the most popular house sharing platform in the world and has already gathered millions of international travelers willing to stay in other people’s houses for less money. And, if you still think Airbnb rooms and apartments are out of your financial possibilities, you can try hostels or Couchsurfing.

Couchsurfing is another innovative platform that connects people from all over the world. Those who have a bed or a couch to spare choose to open their houses for international tourists and travelers and share some of their experiences, wisdom, and friendship.

Hostels are also a cheap alternative if you don’t mind sharing the same room with other fellow travelers.

 

Book local flights

This mainly refers to those who are visiting another continent and wish to make the most of their stay by traveling to different countries. Often enough low-cost companies operate thousands of routes between the most popular destinations on the continent and it is cheaper to look for their offers once you reach your first destination than to book the flights from your home country.