Check out these tips for How to Travel Cheap to help make your dream trip a reality!
Dreaming of your next trip? Whether it’s a beach vacation or a road trip, there are so many creative tips for How to Travel Cheap!
I have so many creative tips to share with you. These tips will help you save for your trip AND drastically reduce your expenses while traveling.
Here are my top tips for Saving Money for travel, scoring the cheapest airfare, and finding inexpensive accommodation and food…
How to Travel Cheap
#1: Score Cheap Flights
Airfare usually ends up being the most expensive cost on any trip. That’s why getting free or cheap flights is such a big deal! And yes, saving money on airfare is possible!
A few things you can do are:
- Get free airfare gift cards with Swagbucks
- Look for mistake fares
- Buy a ‘hidden city’ ticket
- Fly open jaw
- …and more!
Also, go check out these 17 Cheap Flight Hacks to start drastically reducing the cost of your flights today!
#2: Plan an Epic Road Trip on a Budget
There’s just about nothing that beats a good old fashioned road trip. Whether it’s Florida Keys or Utah canyons calling your name, driving is an economical way to get around for a few reasons.
First off, you don’t have to buy plane tickets. Second, you don’t have to rent a car. And third, you can take gear and supplies from home!
Now, how exactly do you plan a road trip on a budget?
Some easy ways to save money are:
- Get free gas gift cards from Swagbucks
- Buy food from grocery stores rather than restaurants
- Get a portable grill to cook burgers and hot dogs. Also, a foldable tea kettle to make tea.
Now, go check out this guide to plan a Road Trip on a Budget.
#3: Get Around Cities With Free Uber Rides
If you’re staying in a compact city like New York or San Francisco, those taxi and Uber rides can really add up. A few rides one day, a couple the next… and after a week, it’s shocking how much you spent!
Or, you can check out this trick to get Free Uber Rides. It’s one of my favorite ways to really cut back on transportation costs!
#4: Save Money on Groceries
I mentioned on tip #2 how shopping at grocery stores be a lot more economical than eating out for every meal. If you’re willing to go another step further, there are several great ways to save money on groceries as well!
Related: How to Save Money on Groceries
#5: Eat out Cheap With Free Restaurant Gift Cards
Searching for some easy ways to save money eating out? I have an easy trick for earning Free Restaurant Gift Cards to some of your favorite restaurants! You can earn gift cards for restaurants like Starbucks, Olive Garden, Panera, Krispy Kreme, and so many more.
#6: Eat Out For Lunch, Not Dinner
Another easy way to save several dollars per meal is to eat out for lunch instead of dinner. Lunch menus are almost always cheaper than dinner menus. On average, let’s say you eat out once per day, and lunch meals are $3 cheaper than the dinner meals. Over the course of the week, you could save $84 for a family of four just by eating a little earlier!
#7: Cook Your Own Meals
Cooking your own meals can be fun, cheap, and surprisingly easy, too! No matter what you may have been told to believe, cooking doesn’t have to be a scary or daunting task. Go check out this ultimate page of Easy Recipes for inspiration.
#8: Save Money on Hotels
When it comes to saving money on hotels, booking for the off season and shoulder season are terrific ways to reduce the expense. If you have the flexibility to travel at a non-peak season time of year, then you can really begin to save big on your accommodation!
Related: Hotel Hacks to Save Money
#9: Go Camping on a Budget
If you’re wondering how to travel cheap, you’ve probably considered reducing the cost of your accommodation. An easy way to do that is to go camping!
There’s nothing quite as refreshing as going out to the woods, spending all day at the lake, building a campfire, eating s’mores, and enjoying that fresh mountain air. However, taking the right gear on your next trip is a must.
There are so many creative pieces of gear available that will take your upcoming Camping Trip to the next level of awesome!
#10: Save Money by Washing Your Own Clothes
Why settle for overpriced hotel/apartment laundry or spend the better part of a day at a laundromat when you could simply use these travel laundry tips for a fraction of the time, money, and hassle?! They’re so easy, and will save money, too!
Check out the full list of tips for Keeping Clothes Clean While Traveling Here.
#11: Cut Back on Souvenirs, and Take More Photos
Taking your own photos beats buying some plastic trinket any day! Plus, it’s so easy! To get started on your photography journey, go check out these Phone Camera Photography Tips and Travel Photography Tips.
So, are you looking for even more great travel tips to make your next adventure awesome? Go check out these useful hacks…
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