“The art is not in making money, but in keeping it.”
Traveling is generally seen as an exercise that’ll drain your coffers but it doesn’t always have to be so. With the help of a few tips and tricks, you can be nifty with your money even while traveling.
1) Shop at local stores and markets
Rather than hitting MNC operated chain outlets, shop at farmers markets and small time local shops. This’ll give you a taste of the local product offerings while also being cheaper.
2) Do your research before booking
Small costs that you might not even consider while booking your vacation spot, such as transportation, can add up tremendously to your overall costs. Do your research about the different local modes of transport before settling on any one.
3) Be prepared to deal with hunger pangs
When on outings, always be well equipped to deal with those sudden hunger pangs. Carry your own water or protein bars that can work as a quick snack. These are costs that you can avoid, freeing up to splurge on those things that really matter, like the local food and other items that are specific to the place that you’re in.
4) Choose the cheapest flights
You can cut down on costs tremendously by picking cheaper flights, if you’re not too particular about flight timings, that is. Early morning flights and flights with layovers are usually considerably cheaper.
5) Holiday during the off season
The plus side to travelling during the off season (besides cheaper deals), is that you won’t have to deal with crazy crowds!