5 Easy Ways to Save Your Travel Dollars

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5. Book a Room With a Kitchen

One of the most expensive parts of traveling are the cost of meals each day. Eating out can easily add up and make it difficult to stick to a smaller budget. Consider staying at a hotel that has a kitchen for a great way to cook your own meals for breakfast and lunch. Having a refrigerator or microwave in the room will also make it easy to bring leftovers back and extend your meals. You can also book your stay at a hotel that offers complimentary breakfast to its guests for another way to save on meals.

When dining out, look for restaurants where kids can eat free and adults can split meals for a great way to cut back. You can also stock up on snacks at a local grocery store once arriving at the destination and pack your own food for the day to ensure that you spend less on eating out.

Looking for even more ways to save your travel dollars?

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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.