How to See the World on a Budget 4 Helpful Tips and Tricks ...


How to See the World on a Budget 4 Helpful Tips and Tricks  ...
How to See the World on a Budget 4 Helpful Tips and Tricks  ...

Do you want to know how to see the world on a budget?
If you have just finished college or have decided to take a gap year, or are even ready to tick some more countries off your bucket list, most people at some point or other in their lives dream of just packing up and going to see what’s out there in the wide world.

Each person may have something already in mind, such as trips that are steeped in history, wild nature-filled safaris, or getting a taste of some foreign and exotic cultures (and food!).

Even so, many just brush such imaginings aside because of the perceived fortune such an adventure may cost - but that doesn’t have to necessarily be the case.

There are so many places to go and things to do which can even be achieved on a student budget. But how you ask? Here are some simple, yet effective ways of making those travel dreams a reality.

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The most important and costly things to consider are generally the air tickets and the accommodation, which to be honest can really pinch the pocket of potential spending on your journey. To get the best value for your money on air travel, you should look into budget options available for each country. There are usually local or regional airlines which offer much better prices than bigger carriers, such as FlyMango in South Africa, which really undercuts the big players.



As far as accommodation is concerned, B&B’s may be a more homely and comfortable option, but you would be hard pressed to find better deals than backpacker accommodations. If you haven’t tried this yet, you may be picturing seedy shared dorm locations, but the reality is far from it. Through online portals such as Hostelworld, you will be able to find somewhere to stay, ranging from budget friendly, to luxury and even party venues- in almost any country you want to visit.


GETTING around

In order to help maximize your budget it may be worth looking into countries that allow you visa-free travel or even those that do not charge much for your visa application. This may seem insignificant, but every penny counts when travelling on a modest budget. The other little ways to save a few pennies include the tried and tested, such as using public transport or even planning your stay in such a way that most of what you want to do and see is within walking distance- because in most places local transport can be a real ‘buzz-kill’ and often ends up inflating seemingly cheap outings.



Eat local! So often one sees travellers in a new country or place trying to hunt down something they may have eaten back home. Understandably, not every cuisine may be for you, but part of experiencing a new place is trying out its food and how better to do this than finding some local and even ‘street-side’ eateries as they often the purveyors of the true local flavors and usually do it at a great price. Just make the place or vendor is clean! Take advice on this, you do not want to have stomach problems eating up your precious time and money.

Do you know more tips on how to see the world on a budget? Have you recently traveled? Where to? Tell us in the comments!

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Love this! I recently have booked a trip to Tokyo from London and booking hostels instead of hotels have saved me over £600 in total. Plus, hostels have more of a community vibe and a lot include breakfasts in the morning too! Love the article! Thank you

This is very good advice

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