Are You Paying Too Much for Your Trips?

The biggest excuse for those who don’t travel is that it’s super expensive and they just can’t understand how you can afford a life on the road. But when you actually stop to talk about their trips, you immediately figure out why they spend a fortune.

How long is a piece of string? The reality is that you can spend little to no money and have an amazing trip, or sell one of your kidneys and go on a luxurious journey. If you nearly break the bank every time you go traveling, maybe it’s time to change the way you’re doing things.

1. Do It Yourself

If there’s only one lesson you take from this article, this should be it! To travel cheaply, you have to do it yourself. Many people choose the convenience of a travel agent to book their trips, but that unfortunately comes at a price, and not a cheap one.

There’s nothing wrong with using them, but they are essentially middlemen adding a commission to your trip. If you take the time to research and book your accommodation, flights, and tours on your own, you’ll notice that the price is considerably cheaper. / Shutterstock

2. Choose Cheaper Transportation

Once you pick a destination, is it cheaper to get there by train or plane? And when you get there, are you going to take a taxi to your hotel or consider using public transport? Every time you move from one place to another, there’s always a low-cost way to do it.

Usually, the more expensive it is, the faster you’ll get there, so it might make sense to spend a bit more if you don’t have a lot of time. However, if you do have the time, taking a 12-hour bus journey instead of a two-hour flight could save you a lot of money.

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3. Do You Really Need an All-Inclusive?

All-inclusive holidays are perfect for those people who really don’t want to deal with anything. They just want to sip their margaritas by the pool and head to the resort’s restaurant when they are hungry. But if you’re not going to enjoy the facilities and food, you could be wasting money.

If you know you just need a place to sleep with a decent breakfast because you’ll spend most of the time exploring the city, an all-inclusive resort is probably a mistake. Find the accommodation that suits your needs and book it yourself.

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If you’re a traveler, chances are you’ve spent the last few holidays receiving kitschy, travel-themed gifts from friends and loved ones while wishing they had given you something more useful, like airport lounge passes or an Airbnb gift card. While there are some gifts like cash, and airline tickets that will always be useful, there are a few items that we’ve sourced that have amazing reputations and are appreciated by even the most minimalist travelers.

Stress Free Tips for Traveling with Kids

Going to the grocery store with children in tow can be hard enough, let alone going on a vacation; but that doesn’t mean that your globetrotting has to end when you become a parent. In fact, studies have shown that children who go on holiday with their families are happier and tend to score higher in math and reading. They also obtain more general knowledge than their fellow classmates who do not travel.

Don’t Fall for These 10 Scary Traveler Scams

Hopping aboard a transcontinental flight on route to a new, ready-to-explore destination is a rush. Traveling teaches us about the world, sure. But, more than that, it teaches us about ourselves. You also probably already know that, unlike your comfort zone, traveling presents a lot of inherent risks. It’s a sad reality, but it’s a reality that rings true. You, as a tourist, are a two-bit criminal’s dream target. After all, you have absolutely no idea where you are, no idea where to go for help, and no clue what the scammers have in store.