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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Keep Your Flight Boarding Pass and Get Discounts on Your Vacation

After boarding a flight, most people just stuff their boarding pass into their carry-on and forget about it. By doing this, you’re missing out on potential savings. Many airlines offer discounts and freebies for those who keep their boarding pass. Depending on where you land, you could score savings on tourist attractions, restaurants, wine, or even airport transfers.

The Most Common Scams from Around the World

There’s nothing like traversing the world and exploring new countries and cultures, but sometimes the experience is spoiled by dishonorable people preying on uninformed travelers. If you make an effort to learn about the classic scams, you’re unlikely to fall victim to them and can just enjoy the positive side of your trip. To help, here’s a list of common scams around the world for you to get acquainted with.

How to Make Friends During Your Trip

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.