Regardless of your destination, you do not have to stress yourself too much on travel expenses. Even if you will cut down on your expenses and still enjoy a quality vacation. Just because it is cheap does not mean it is bad. Here are some tips on how to make budget travel fun and worthwhile.
Apply for a travel-related credit card
Most airline credit cards offer huge signup bonuses that you can take advantage of. You can accumulate hundreds of miles every year without spending more than you normally would. Some card providers offer 30,000 – 50,000 miles which is equivalent to a free round-trip economy ticket. Add more users to multiply the bonus.
Be flexible with flights
Making adjustments to your travel can help you save on your expenses. Instead of traveling on the weekend, fly during the midweek. Instead of going on a direct flight fly with stops. You can browse online to search for the cheapest flights.
Another way to enjoy budget travel is to fly during the off-season. At this time of the year, the prices are low and the weather is nice. While they may not be the warmest or sunniest, the prices are far better during these times.
Skip the chain of hotels
Most people still prefer staying in an expensive branded hotel. However, there are now better alternatives that cost less but offers the same amenities and features. Rather than staying on a comfy and luxurious 5-star hotel, you can consider say an apartment or a budget hotel that offers the same amenities.
Look for hotel deals
If you still prefer to stay in a standard hotel, budget travel is still possible. One way you can do so is by bidding for a hotel deal. Check what other travelers paid for and bid for the same price. Cross fingers that your bid gets accepted.
Go on free tours
Sightseeing is one of the major activities that you can do during your travel. But you do not have to pay for that service. Some cities offer free walking tours that will let you see the highlights of the city and learn about the culture there.
Book last minute
While the cost of airfare may go up during the last minute. When looking for budget travel, this is not the case all the time. Try to book cruises and tours a few days before your scheduled trip and you can easily get a cheaper rate.
Just because your budget for travel is limited does not mean you would not travel anymore. Consider these tips and you can still look forward for quality travel despite a limited budget.
Robert Janitzek provides tips and information on making your travel worthwhile. Check out his blog at www.robertjanitzektravels.com.