Traveling gets us all super excited, but sometimes along with that excitement is the overwhelming thought of planning it all out, getting the most out of the trip AND saving money. We’ve been at that route, and we still are, but here are some things that we’ve learned along the way to minimize cost and maximize experience.
- PLAN AHEAD!
Booking your flights at an earlier date (months before) will always save you loads! Not to mention, you can always find great deals on flights with airline promos popping out almost all the time.
One more tip is to GO OFF SEASON. Chances are there are much cheaper deals during this time.
- OFF SEASON: JUNE TO SEPTEMBER
- Pros: Low airfare and accommodation rates
- Cons: Rainy Season
- PEAK SEASON: OCTOBER TO LATE JANUARY AND APRIL MAY
- OFF SEASON: JUNE TO SEPTEMBER
Cheapest Flights are in JUNE. It’s the month with the lowest number of flights booked. Avoid Holy Week and any other Mainstream holidays and long weekends
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- RESEARCH AND PLOT OUT YOUR TRIP!
Know where you want to go and what you want to do. This will save you time and ~money~. It helps to do a little research on the destination. Look up some travel blogs, vlogs, sites and articles that may help you be familiar with the area. Once you have that done, you can trim down your trip to the locations that you think will be worth the visit. Alternate pricey attractions with those that are free or nearly free, they’re still worth the visit for sure!
- GO COMPLETELY OFF THE ‘TOURIST ROUTE’ & GO LOCAL.
Explore like a local. Try hole-in-the-wall restaurants and those 100% native/local spots, these are, more often than not, a lot cheaper and is definitely authentic. Walk the streets (just be cautions always too!), discover the area and don’t just go to the conventional tourist traps. You’ll experience the destination more this way.
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- CHOOSE YOUR ACCOMMODATION WISELY.
If you’re not there for a luxury hotel stay then look for a more practical option. Stay someplace with a kitchen or a fridge, or somewhere that offers a free breakfast. It pays (and saves) to be practical when travelling.
Shopback can help you with this too! They’ve partnered up with the leading online accommodation booking sites such as Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com and the like that will cut your search time and consolidate your choices in one place, not to mention they offer different cashback percentages with every partner, so it’s up to you to choose how much you want to save! Right now they are offering 9% Cashback for Booking.com accommodations!
There you have it. Four money saving tips while travelling! If you have tips of your own feel free to share it with us.
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