Our Guide To Budget-Friendly Travel Worldwide

Don’t let a tight budget stifle your globetrotting dreams! Here are some great tips to make every penny go further than you’d think! 

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Plan to go off-peak. The cost of flights and accommodation during key holiday seasons is huge compared to going off-season, or during shoulder seasons. This doesn’t mean you’ll be missing out on the best times to travel either, it just means that you’ll be going the week after or week before a key school holiday!

Book in advance. Last minute deals are pretty much a thing of the past. If anything, the scarcer the spaces become, the more expensive they are likely to be. Book ahead of time if you can to secure top deals.

Curate your own flight schedule. There is a lot to be said about package deals, but you could eek out even more savings if you are willing to fly from one airport and back in at a different one, even with different carriers! For long haul flights it can actually be vastly cheaper to fly from the UK to mainland Europe and catch an onward flight.

Tap up the apps. Travel apps often highlight great deals, and there are also ones such as LuckyTrip who can curate a whole break based on your meagre budget. Well worth a play to find out what’s possible!

Join a worldwide travel club. These clubs offer discounted rates on flights, accommodation, and activities for their members as well as exclusive deals and packages for popular destinations.

Open your mind to alternative accommodation. While hotels may seem like the most convenient option, they can also be the most expensive. Hostels, Airbnb, or even house-sitting and couch-surfing could save you enough money to keep travelling for longer!

Get a bus. Or train, tram, or even hire a bike. Instead of relying on taxis or car hire, public transport or bike hire can save you a lot of money, especially in larger cities

Get travel insurance. Honestly, the cost (and stress) of missed flights, lost passports, stolen belongings or medical treatment abroad is a lot more than you think. Travel insurance has the potential to save you a LOT of money!

Seek out the free stuff to do. Everywhere has free activities and attractions! Do some research before you go and find out about free walking tours, museums, and festivals in the countries you are visiting, and when you get to your destination, get more info about things to do from the local tourist office, your host or hotel!

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