Travel

How To Travel Affordably

Hey everyone! I really wanted to share some tips and tricks that I’ve learned on how to travel affordably. These can help those looking to take vacations and even road trips for cheaper! So without further ado here are the 10 tips and tricks:

1. Always use a carry-on

Suitcases can be very expensive but carry-on luggage is free! So you can just bring a carry-on to help save some money!

2. Driving is usually cheaper than flying when you have 3+ people

If you are in driving distance, driving usually becomes cheaper than flying when there are 3+ people in the car!

3. Want to travel the world? Use EF Tours

EF Tours is a tour company that makes traveling cheaper. I traveled on a tour with them in Europe and we went to 7 different countries and it only cost $3,500!

4. Use private browsing when looking at plane tickets and prices

The airlines use your phone data to see what dates you are looking up online to fly. They bring up the cost of the flights that you are looking to take so you pay more money. Using a private browser will keep that from happening.

5. Print tickets online before getting to the airport

Some airlines charge you for printing tickets at their kiosk or desk. So beat that fee by printing them at home for free!

6. Use EBATES to book hotels

EBATES is a website/app that allows you to get cash back for shopping, this even works for booking hotels! You can get cash back just for booking your hotel for your trip.

7. Go on a volunteer trip

If you love to volunteer you can go on a trip that allows you to travel for cheap but involves giving back. You have to pay for your travel which is usually cheaper compared to if you were to go on your own, but organizations like Habitat For Humanity, and even some missionary trips pay for room, board and activities!

8. Find out attractions that cost nothing or little to nothing

When you want to go to an attraction you might find that they cost sometimes hundreds to go to. My best advice is to find free or cheap things to do and see. For example, if you go to France you might want to go to their Disney. Disney costs a lot of money but it costs nothing to go to the Eiffel Tower and see it (and doesn’t cost much to walk up the tower)! There are also free walking tours that you can find and take!

9. Cook your food

Going to restaurants can get pricey. If you go to a store and buy quick food and cook it yourself, it will end up being a lot cheaper.

10. Look at prices for travel at least two months before

This is how you can get the best price for a plane ticket. You don’t want to buy a ticket too early or too late because you will end up paying a lot more money for the trip. Plane tickets usually go down in cost– so make sure you are paying attention to the prices.

These are my tips and tricks for affordable traveling! I hope you enjoyed reading this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content! Comment down below your affordable travel tips!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

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