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.
- 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
- By choosing non-touristy countries it’s likely your money will stretch further
- Check currency markets as you could be surprised at some where you’ll get more bang for buck
- Create a spending plan (sorry, I had to go there) of how much you can afford to spend and stick to it!
- Travel off-peak to avoid key holiday dates and the school calendar
- Travel to multiple countries to enable you to book multi-city flights that can often work out cheaper
- Group travel might initially seem expensive but if you choose the right company all those inclusions sometimes work out cheaper than planning it yourself
- Location, location, location. If you don’t live in a “hub” city you’ll find yourself generally paying more for flights
- When you arrive in the country, be sure to use local transport (as scary as that can be in some countries)
- 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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