20 Common Misconceptions About Budget Travel

13. You only travel by bus

Not necessarily. Though buses tend to be cheaper, sometimes it makes more sense to pay a bit more for a flight and avoid a rough 15-hour bus journey. Like I said, it’s all about balance.

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14. You have to avoid expensive cities

You’re probably going to take that cost into consideration when planning the trip. So you know it’s expensive, but it’s not a problem if it’s within the budget. Budget travel is all about planning.

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15. You just eat sandwiches

We may make and eat our sandwiches most days, but just because it’s a lot cheaper than buying lunch every day. It doesn’t mean we never eat out! We just save our cash for the restaurants we really want to try.

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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.