Travelling the World…childhood dreams still going strong for some of us. Mountain peaks or dusty deserts, fields of ice and polar bears or exotic spices filling the air. But… on the spur of the moment, we remember the ching! And our dreams stop abruptly. Let’s find how Travelling the World can be made easier.
The world constantly growing smaller with once-remote parts of our world now easily accessible. But, how do we get around? With a budget and still have fun and feel this amazing planet? Creativity. Yes. That’s it. And you will soon be on your way. And you know what’s more? You may even be able to make some money while you are making your dream come true!
Remember, travel on a budget does not mean forgoing all comfort. Rather, it is to get around wisely lowering your expenses and utilizing the valuable and freely available resources and facilities. This is, for example, low-cost accommodation or freely available entertainment. Continue reading to find some practical tips to help!
Inspect Your Ticket
This is a priority if you are to protect your budget. Explore the world of round-the-world (RTW) tickets and continent passes, the best frequent flyer programs and the restrictions the different alliances may make on such tickets.
Consider Other Modes of Travel
Air travel is one of the most expensive ways to travel so look around, what other options are available? If you are travelling the world you must consider other methods of travel as well.
You’ll discover a variety of ways with packages to fit any budget if you organize yourself and plan your journey ahead. Research for trusted names in the travel industry with clean and up-to-date vehicles. Look into the train, ferry and bus travel, these are from the most economical options and may even add to your experience!
Bond with the locals; Utilize the Sharing Economy
Get the best for less; accommodation, hot meals and travel fares. Dive into sites like Airbnb and Eat With. Locals, they know it best, simply. So talk to them directly and ask away; it is the ideal way to know the status quo of the city and its ways and of course, where to nail the best deals.
Cook Your Own Meals
Tour sting is sometimes a lot about savouring from the local kitchens. But if you plan on travelling the world on a careful budget you should consider making your own food. Plan ahead and make provisions, it is very possible! And you’d be surprised at how much you save!
Student Discounts and Tourist Cards
Are you a student on a budget? Take out that student card! You are guaranteed discounts sometimes up to 50% so yes, make use of it and save more! Tourist cards are another way of saving and enjoying different sites. Head over to the national or local tourism office and enquire about the cards on offer. These cards offer free or discounted access to major attractions and sometimes even transport services.
Use Google and Take a Look Around
No, really. Search the net for free and fun activities to do in the city you have arrived in. You’ll be amazed at how much you can do- for free! Visiting parks, hiking, strolling clean and serene beaches and just spending an evening together with locals…are all in the list.
Did I Mention Making Money While Travelling?
Yes! Find a job you love while you trot the globe. Even if you don’t find it entirely wonderful once you’re in, you needn’t sweat for it is just to supplement your travel. Make some, spend some, save some and find your way to your next destination. While many jobs demand work permits, there are ways to get around this!
Also, keep an eye for destinations that offer working holiday visas. The opportunities are many for travellers. Flex your marketing skills in sales jobs or teach English as a second language to locals while travelling. A TEFL certificate will be precious in this regard and teaching is especially popular in Asia and South America. You can also tour operate which will help you satisfy your adventure cravings. Working at hostels and inns is another way to get a better feel of the new city you are in!
Furthermore, most importantly, stay safe. At all times, in your tour of the world. Wear your money in a belt or purse across your body to avoid unnecessary hassle and disruption of your plans. Keep your passport, cash and cards in this too.
We hope this article was helpful and will make travelling the World easier for you.
So…what are you waiting for? Happy journey!