Many people dream about travelling around the world, especially in their 20s. They wish to explore the far and wide areas while travelling alone. The passion for travelling is further enhanced when they find the pictures of their friends on social media, touring different countries. However, the major factor that prohibits them from pursuing their dream is money.
Without money, they can’t cover everyday expenses. However, what many of us don’t know is that you don’t have to be rich to travel the world. Here’s how you can achieve your goals on a budget.
Find the Best Flying Deals:
The travelling companies may also increase the cost of ticket depending on your current location. You should use a VPN service to hide your actual location.
You don’t need to book rooms in expensive hotels. Instead, rely on some cheap methods of accommodation. Many countries including Nicaragua, Peru, East Timor and Nepal offer shared rooms or private rooms in backpackers’ hostels. You can easily find a bed where you can stay for as long as you want. Prefer shared dorms since you can get them at more discounted prices.
Keep hammocks or tents with you so that you can enjoy camping experience from time to time. Camping sites provide space to backpackers at extremely low rates. Not only you can save up money, but can also have the most enjoyable experience.
Prepare Your Meals:
If you are a backpacker, stay away from eateries and restaurants as much as possible. Cook your meals if you have access to a kitchen. You can purchase groceries at a far lesser cost than meals at restaurants and cafes. Whether you are living in a hostel or couchsurfing, ask your hosts to avail the facility of kitchen. It will allow you to cut down on your eating expenses and learn delicious recipes from different parts of the world. Moreover, many hostels offer meals at low costs or for free.
Choose the Lesser Known Paths:
No matter how much you have heard about those monuments or theme parks, opt for activities that don’t cost you a lot of money. For instance, when you go to Thailand, don’t jump on the opportunity to visit commercialized resorts and beaches of Phuket or Koh Phi Phi. Instead, Koh Chang, Koh Lanta and Ton Sai beach are lesser known beaches where you can have similar experience but within your budget.
Be polite with everyone you meet. It will help you find friends in other backpackers and locals. You can ask them about their experiences and follow their footsteps to lower your expenses. The lesser you have to worry about money, the more you will enjoy the experience.