13 Ridiculously Impractical Ways to Save Money While Traveling

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4. Don’t Dine Out at All

Don’t even go to restaurants. Just go through their garbage for leftovers instead! If you’re worried you can’t pull it off, just say you’re a “freegan.” Sport a pair of hip glasses and talk about mass consumerism a lot — maybe everyone will just think you’re really deep and political instead of just a cheapskate.

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3. Only Go to Free Attractions

Sure, it’d be nice to view New York City from the top of its most iconic, essential landmark, but you’d rather not part with any more money. Seeing it when you watch Sleepless in Seattle again is kind of like being there, right?

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2. Don’t Buy Souvenirs

You don’t need any fun little trinkets for yourself or nice gifts for mom and dad. (You don’t have any more room in your luggage jacket anyways.) Who needs cool, exotic stuff to show to your friends when you can have a neat little scrapbook of all your travel receipts for free?

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One of the biggest fears of people who want to embark on a solo trip is being alone. They think meeting new people will be a struggle, and if they can’t find a partner to travel with, they just cancel or postpone their adventure. The truth is that with a little bit of planning and initiative, it’s actually harder to be alone than you think. The travel community is extremely welcoming and one doesn’t need to try hard to be part of it.

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14 Ways to Spot a Frequent Traveler

The moment someone goes on their first trip and gets a taste of freedom and adventure, everything changes. They yearn for more travel, and the more they do it, the more experienced they become. It eventually gets to a point where travel is part of their lives, and it pretty much influences every decision they make. Even though you can find many different types of travelers and styles of traveling, there are some characteristics all frequent travelers share.