Most travelers will tell you that their biggest concern on the road is running out of money. Whist there are of course many ways in which you can make money on the road, either online or by getting a job, there is still the school of though that looking after the money which you have should take priority. I too was once that budget traveler who would stop at nothing to save a buck and it served e very well. If therefore, you would like to know some money saving tips for when you are on the road, I thought that I would share with you my top 5.
It may sound a tad mundane and perhaps against the true spirit of traveling but the more things which you pay for on-the-hop, the more likely you are to pay out more money. If however you research and plan what you are going to do in your destination and how you are going to do it, you can be well prepared both in an organization sense, and a financial sense.
Don’t Go Out
When it comes to eating, heading out to restaurants is going to very quickly eat away at your budget and if you want to save money on the road, this is the first sacrifice which you’ll have to make. In many destinations you can find street food which is super cheap and for all other times you should take to the grocery store and pick up your supplies. Healthy food is usually the best things to buy as local fruits and veg carry a very low price with them.
I am not by any stretch of the imagination suggesting that you should go around flashing your credit as this would be in contrast to what we are trying to achieve. With this being said, paying for things on your credit card which you would have spent cash on anyway make a great deal of sense as you can gain rewards from it. Last year alone I took over $3000 of flights without paying a cent because I had points racked up on my card. Plan for the long term and use your credit cards instead of your cash.
If you are really looking to save money on the road then its time to give flights the boot in favor of overloading on busses and trains. Overloading will take you a lot longer to get from A to b and they are significantly less comfortable but hey, you get what you pay for.
Every great attraction which you visit will offer you a guide to go with you and tell you all about the fantastic sight which you are looking at. This is all well and good, and the information is of course necessary to having the best experience, but we live in the 21st Century these days and we have all that info at our fingertips. Hit Wikipedia before you go, scree shot the info and hey presto, you have your very own guide in your pocket, for absolutely nothing.