Dream vacation for little money: 7 tips

There is a common misconception among would-be jet-setters that traveling around the world is impossible unless you have an unlimited credit card limit (and someone who will pay you off!). Fortunately, that is not true. Certainly, traveling costs money, but there are plenty of ways to save the wallet. Here are our 7 best tips on how to plan a dream vacation with little money in your pocket.

Choose a cost-saving travel style

Forget hotels and excursions. Become a backpacker instead! Budget-conscious backpackers travel easily (they logically carry their belongings in a backpack) and choose affordable accommodation when they're on the move. They often eat the local food and travel longer, visiting different places in a short time. If you're backpacking in the off-season, you'll save even more: on flights, accommodation and attractions, etc. Backpacking is the best option for a cheap vacation.

Use cheap flight offers

Do not just search for flights on Google: be more proactive with your money and look for low-cost airlines. In Europe, cost-conscious travelers can choose from a range of low-cost airlines, which will take them from A to B for little money. For example, imagine traveling through Malta before heading to Rome, Athens and Istanbul. Or you start in Berlin and then drive to Prague, Budapest and Riga. Or would you rather explore your backpack through Paris, Nice, Barcelona, ​​Madrid and Lisbon? Look at WhichBudget.comto see a list of low-cost airlines flying to your destination. Or contact European airlines like EasyJet, Ryanair and Vueling. In addition to flying, Europe is also very cheap and easy to travel by train. For more information look at Interrail.

Travel to cheap objectives

Some places in the world will never be cheap (I mean, London, New York and Paris!), But that's not all there is, there are indeed cheap holiday destinations. Smart travelers have their passports stamped in countries with a weaker currency than theirs. Southeast Asia (eg Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and India) has always been a hub for backpackers and travelers with little money. The many Latin American countries are also a good choice for a cheap holiday.

Plane a longer journey

Although you may not believe it, a longer trip per day is cheaper than a short trip . Why? By creating a "base" in one place, long-term travelers do not have to constantly pay for transportation to the next destination. In addition, they can use short term rental options rather than spend money on expensive youth hostels. In addition, long-term travelers are usually more interested in getting to know a culture by living in it and doing it "like the locals" (rather than paying for expensive trips and day trips). They cook for themselves and may even work while on the move. What brings us to the following ...

Cook self

It's no secret that eating in the restaurant becomes expensive over time (not to mention that this may be detrimental to your figure!). Travelers on a tight budget know that cooking their own food saves a lot of money and is therefore part of a cheap holiday. Even more so if you decide to share the costs by cooking and eating together with other travelers in the rental property or the hostel. (Visiting foreign markets and supermarkets is just part of the fun!)

Become the digital nomad

Freelancers or people with such skills as teaching, graphic design, computer programming, consulting, translation or photography have an added bonus as they can continue working with their laptop as a guide while traveling for extended periods of time. (Such previous travelers are called " digital nomads ."). The benefits of working independently while traveling are obvious: you not only earn your income, you can also set your own working hours!

Make there an opportunity job

The digital nomadic movement has not tempted you? Maybe you are the perfect candidate for a casual job! Travelers who want to work abroad have dozens of job opportunities: in a pub, as an English or Instructor, helping with the harvest, serving coffee, waiter, promotional and sales activities, and so on. Agencies can help you negotiate visas and get a job ashore. Self-confident travelers can also walk around with their resume as soon as they reach their destination.