I want to share with you my top affordable travel tips. It just comes down to making it a priority. Personally, I live a minimalist lifestyle – I don’t drink, smoke or eat meat. By cutting out these expenses, I easily save hundreds of pounds each month which I can put towards my travels.
Believe it or not, my cheapest trip was 3 days in Denmark which only cost me 80£ for the entire weekend which included a return flight to London, accommodation (I had a whole house to myself), transport, food, and activities for the weekend! It was an amazing experience without having to spend thousands. I hope my affordable travel tips will help you plan for your next adventure!
Making Travel a Priority
People often spend 80£ on a weekend going out to clubs or buying unnecessary items. Why not use that money to travel and explore the world instead?
When it comes to booking flights, I swear by Skyscanner. It’s a game-changer for travelers! You can find the cheapest tickets from all airlines around the world, and I’ve never had an issue booking through them. The key to finding the cheapest flights is to have flexible dates and to fly during the week instead of on weekends, as they’re usually a lot more expensive.
Explore alternative accommodation
When it comes to accommodation, I rarely use hotels as they can be quite expensive. Instead, I opt for Airbnb. It’s a website where you can rent out people’s homes or rooms in their houses. It’s very safe, and you end up staying in some beautiful homes for half the price of a hotel. With Trusted House Sitters, you can stay in someone’s home and take care of their pets while they’re away, which means you get free accommodation in exchange for taking care of their furry friends. It’s a win-win situation! I love staying in homes because I can use the kitchen and make my own food, which saves so much money and makes me feel like a local.
Getting Around Affordably
For getting around, I like to walk as much as I can or I rent a bicycle, which keeps me fit and is better for the environment (and my wallet). If those options aren’t available, I use public transportation like buses, trains, or the subway. If I really need a taxi, I opt for Uber instead of regular cabs, which can be ridiculously expensive, especially in Europe. Uber is like having a private driver and is so much safer, plus it’s usually more affordable than regular taxis.
Remember, traveling can be very affordable – you don’t need to be rich to explore the world. You just have to make it a priority and really want it!