20 Common Misconceptions About Budget Travel

10. You spend ages researching

If you know what you’re looking for and where to look for it, it’s actually pretty quick! But remember that the extra 20 minutes researching might save you $100 on the trip.

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11. You can never splurge

Budgeting is about finding the balance. Sometimes, we stay two weeks in a hostel just to spend a few days like kings! But we know it gets boring quickly, and we’re soon back to the budget life.

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12. You can only travel during low seasons

It’s not that we can “only” travel during the low season, it’s just extremely cheaper, quieter, and generally nicer. We’re actually being smart!

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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.