Travelling isn’t a cheap hobby, especially if you’re a travel photographer like me!
There are a lot of misconceptions about the cost of travelling, from getting ripped off regularly to getting stung by travel insurers when you most need it, I’ve done my research and experienced quite a bit so I can help you save money whilst travelling.
Take a look at my top money-saving travel tips below and let me know if you have any you’d like to share with the readers here at Travel Instruction.
Be Flexible with Your Time
It’s well known that you can find a flight for a half the price if you travel on a different day of the week so bear this in mind when you’re booking flights and making your plans.
From flights to hotels and even travel insurance, never go with the first deal you see.
Shopping around can save you hundreds of pounds and many will even price match if the deal is the same so its always worth being a bit cheeky to see what you can get.
Compare Travel Insurance
Many people get stung by travel insurance companies mainly because they don’t read the small print.
Insurers will do all they can to get out of paying for an expensive pay-out so will try every loophole in the book. Before you sign up for any insurance make sure you check all the small print and details to ensure you’re covered for every eventuality.
It’s also worth paying extra for peace of mind because it may save you in the long run.
Save, save, save
This one seems obvious but believe me when I say put every penny spare into your travel savings account.
You may think you can eat and sleep cheap whilst you’re away but what about eating cheap and reducing your costs whilst you’re at home in preparation for your trip. Trust me, every penny makes a difference.
Stick to your Baggage Limit
If you’re going away for 6 months, it can be highly tempting to take everything you own, just in case but trust me when I tell you to pack light.
You’ll never need all those clothes and toiletries and it will hurt your baggage allowance so save yourself the stress of paying extra before you even leave and make sure you weigh your bags before you leave for the airport.
Catch Public Transport
Not only will this save you money but it will also help you experience life as a local.
From busses to tuk-tuks and overnight trains, you’ll experience so much more if you travel like a local and you’ll see things you’d never see in private hire taxi.
So there you have some of my best money saving travel tips, get in touch if you have any you’d like to share with us here at Adventure Travel.