How do I afford to travel? 10 ways to travel on a budget!

There isn’t a week that goes by without me being asked, “How do you travel so much”? Well I wouldn’t like to tell you some of the sacrifices I’ve had to make, but in life you should do the things that make you happy.

For me that is travelling.

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  1. Relationship status can either be a good or a bad thing. If you’re single you don’t have to answer to anyone, but if you already have a partner at least you won’t have to worry whether your day trip will go ahead because of minimum numbers
  2. By choosing non-touristy countries it’s likely your money will stretch further
  3. Check currency markets as you could be surprised at some where you’ll get more bang for buck
  4. Create a spending plan (sorry, I had to go there) of how much you can afford to spend and stick to it!
  5. Travel off-peak to avoid key holiday dates and the school calendar
  6. Travel to multiple countries to enable you to book multi-city flights that can often work out cheaper
  7. Group travel might initially seem expensive but if you choose the right company all those inclusions sometimes work out cheaper than planning it yourself
  8. Location, location, location. If you don’t live in a “hub” city you’ll find yourself generally paying more for flights
  9. When you arrive in the country, be sure to use local transport (as scary as that can be in some countries)
  10. Be friendly and talk to locals randomly, they might take you for free to some magical non-touristy sites that’s not in your guide book

If all else fails work for a travel company where you’ll gain access to lucrative special offers, discounts and free trips.

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