How to Travel the World on a Budget

Do you want to travel the world but don’t have the money for it? You can still do it if you plan your budget carefully! It’s possible to travel for a year spending around $250 per week, and here’s how.

Avoid Popular Places

Big cities and popular tourist spots are way more expensive than some other locations that aren’t as famous. Some countries are cheaper than the others, but you don’t have to avoid these countries just to get good deals. Europe is typically expensive, but that’s true for visiting famous capitals, not everything.

Stay in One Place Longer

When you get to a new place and find accommodation that fits your budget, take your time exploring it. By staying in one place longer you will save money on transport and you’ll get to take in each place you visit without rush.

Walk Around

While there are places with cheap uber and taxis, you’ll generally save a lot of money by walking around. It’s completely free, it’s great exercise, and it will give you a chance to see things that you may miss otherwise.

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5 WAYS TO TRAVEL ON A BUDGET {save for later!}⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💵 FOOD ~ it’s not always necessary to eat out for every meal. Finding hotels or B&Bs that include breakfast is a great way to save on that meal. Getting snacks and small meals at a local grocery store also saves money rather than eating out.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💵 FLIGHTS ~ Travel more consistently with one airline to build mileage with them. That way, you can use the miles to book a flight rather than money out of your pocket. Also, check flight prices on Tuesdays and Thursdays as those are often cheaper days to book.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💵 CREDIT CARD ~ Travel credit cards are amazing when it comes to building points for travel. Chase and American Express have awesome travel cards (be sure to check all the info if you want one without an annual fee).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💵 WATER ~ Pack a reusable water bottle to refill everywhere you go rather than buying plastic water bottles. Not only is this a budget friendly option, but it’s also sustainable and green!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💵 TIMING ~ Avoid peak season times to save money. School breaks, summer, and holidays are often the most expensive time to travel.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What other tips do you use to save on travel?? 💰

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Catch Buses and Trains

Land transport is typically a lot cheaper than plane tickets. Depending on the location, you can find trains or buses that operate between cities regularly and save money this way.