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  • Writer's pictureLinda Sanchez

Traveling on a Budget

Updated: Jun 26, 2023


Traveling on a budget is a great way to explore the world while being mindful of your expenses. Here are some tips to help you travel on a budget: 1. Plan: Research your destination thoroughly to find affordable accommodations, activities, and transportation options. Look for budget-friendly destinations or off-peak travel times when prices tend to be lower.


2. Set a budget: Determine how much you can afford to spend on your trip and allocate funds to different categories like accommodations, transportation, food, and activities. Stick to your budget as closely as possible.

3. Be flexible with travel dates: Consider traveling during off-peak seasons or weekdays when prices are often lower. Airlines and hotels may offer promotional rates during off-peak seasons these times. Friday and Saturday nights usually tend to be more expensive than Sunday - Thursday nights.

4. Save on accommodations: Look for budget-friendly accommodations. Consider booking in advance or using promotional deals to secure better prices. Sometimes you can even modify a reservation if a promotional rate comes out if you book early.

5. Save on transportation: Compare flight prices, consider alternative airports, and be flexible with your travel dates. Once there, utilize local transportation or walk whenever possible to save on transportation costs at your destination.


6. Eat like a local: Instead of eating at touristy restaurants, try local street food, food markets, or affordable eateries to experience local cuisine without breaking the bank.

7. Free and low-cost activities: Look for free activities the location offers, local area museums can offer discounts, explore the outdoors – Many destinations offer beautiful parks, hiking trails, or free walking tours that allow you to enjoy the destination without spending much.

8. Travel light: Avoid excessive baggage fees by packing light and sticking to carry-on luggage. This will save you money and make your travels more convenient.


Remember, traveling on a budget doesn't mean sacrificing experiences. It's about making conscious choices and finding affordable options to enjoy your trip while keeping your expenses in check.

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Delilah Alvarado
Delilah Alvarado
Jul 10, 2023

I definitely agree on trying street food because I loveeee street food lol, definitely prefer it over eating at a restaurant if I’m traveling. Great tips!

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koriwithers9296
Jul 10, 2023

These are some great and simple tricks to use. Thank you!

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kim.carrillo909
Jul 09, 2023

This is great information! Thank you for sharing! We prefer to pack light.

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Emily Holcombe
Emily Holcombe
Jul 08, 2023

Great tips! Thanks!


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Michelle Landini
Michelle Landini
Jul 07, 2023

Great tips!

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