Top 10 unique tips for a cheap holiday or backpacking experience
Top 10 unique tips for a cheap holiday or backpacking
10. Don’t be boring! A holiday should not only be about relaxing, it should also be about challenging yourself to grow by experiencing and interacting with true local people as much as possible. Staying in a hotel and hanging out with other tourists is not only lame, its expensive. Why not volunteer for a couple of weeks at one of these non profits?
9. If your destination is expensive to fly directly to, use this method.
8. Hegel and bargain! This is standard in the middle east and parts of Europe! You would be foolish not to step out of your comfort zone and have a different cultural experience.
7. Think you’ve found a bargain card to call home with? Think again, go to an Internet cafe and buy Skype out credit for calling landlines. Or if you want even cheaper than that, buy yahoo credit
6. If you know you are going to a super expensive city for the next few days, buy your food in the city or country before.
5. Why pay the extra US$2 booking fee when using hostelworld when can avoid it by using Hostelbookers
4. Why not live like a local and use a supermarket and hostel kitchen to cook your own food instead buying out? Ask the locals for the cheapest supermarket in the area.
3. When booking flights, use a site which has most if not all the discount airlines
2. Search the web for tips by frugal travelers who have been to major cities before
such as this one.
1. Question and think different. Ask locals how they save money.Never take the
easiest option when a service is offered! ie. exchanging cash at the airport because its easy is moronic!
Lewis is an Aussie that got bored with the 9-5 job and has been backpacking cheaply through the Middle East and Europe for since January 2009, and like most aussie backpackers, love a good bargain. Travelling for so long he’s learnt how to stretch his Aussie dollar as far as it’ll go. If you would like more tips on how to enjoy cheap holidays, visit his blog.