Travelling can be an expensive game to be in. Paying for flights, accommodation, attractions and of course, you must eat (it all adds up). But it doesn’t necessarily have to be crazy expensive if you research where you’re going well in advance and book things early you can save yourself a few dollars here and there.
Thankfully nowadays there are plenty of websites to help you save money when booking these things. Here is a list of just 4 of those websites, what they are and how they can help you save money.
If you are going to another continent, then more than likely you will be booking flights at some stage. These are often the most expensive part of travelling. Gone are the days where we had to check every single airline website for flight details. You can now use delivery comparison websites like Skyscanner who do all the hard work for you.
Another noteworthy point when it comes to flights is to be aware that flights with stopovers are often cheaper. Yes, it is a pain but the money you save can be spent elsewhere.
Baggage is another expense especially if you go over your allocated allowance. One way to avoid airport fees is to simply send your extra items home. You can use delivery comparison websites like Shiply to find cheap and local parcel couriers. This website was set up to cut down empty vans on the roads and the couriers bid for your delivery in a reverse style auction which usually reduces the cost of delivery by about 75%. Packaging should not be expensive; you can buy cheap boxes in most countries and newspaper will do as padding.
The Airbnb app is every traveller’s dream for finding cheap accommodation. Have you used it yet? This website basically lets you rent out spare rooms in people’s house or apartments. The upside is you often then get to meet local people and get tips and advice on where to go.
However, if you are not keen on Airbnb there is also the option of staying in budget hotels. Just make sure to check online reviews before booking hotels.
Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years then you must have heard of Groupon. This fantastic website gives you discounts on just about everything. You can get discounts on flights, hotels, meals, tourist attractions, clothes, shows etc. the list is never ending. It operates in about 28 countries worldwide so before you go anywhere put your destination into Groupon and see what is returned to you.