By By Daniel Fleming*, for Chiprang.com (For Guest Posts, refer Terms ) 1: Go by Ground In North America where I am currently expl...
By By Daniel Fleming*, for Chiprang.com (For Guest Posts, refer Terms)
1: Go by Ground
In North America where I am currently exploring, the Greyhound is a coach service which offers reasonable comfort for the cheapest price… Although beware of the rather estranged members of the public that travel it, being the cheapest option comes with a price!
2: Hostels or Hotels
All though everyone thinks of backpackers as staying in hostels, they are not always the cheapest option. During my time I have managed to find hotels that are quite a bit cheaper than the equivalent hostel. However it does mean that you are always getting take-always or eating out, so with that in mind the hostel is probably the cheaper option. Remember it’s better to get a lesser hostel in a more central location, chances are you’ll only be in your room to sleep.
3: Bulk Buy
Make sure you visit supermarkets to stock up on supplies, if you shop around you will always find competitive prices. It’s always handy to do this sooner rather than later because the more you leave it, the more you’ll rely on expensive fast food. Yes McDonalds maybe cheap, but you defiantly don’t want it regularly.
4: Hostel Intel
Hostels these days offer amazing amounts of information regarding attractions and deals on sight seeing tours. Moreover they will always have money saving coupons or deals with local firms, allowing the big turnover of travellers to get the most for their money.
5: Room Share
The more the merrier is the saying which applies here. If you are travelling in a group, or you make some new friends during your travels, don’t be afraid to bunk up for a week or two. This saves a lot of money, especially with the prices of decent hostels or hotels.
If you know you will be in a certain place for a couple of months or even longer, make sure you look into renting an apartment. That’s what I did, I managed to get a brilliant little flat in a high-rise with my partner, which was half the price per month than the cheapest hostel.
7: Free Stuff
Believe it or not there is always a lot to do for free and I found this applies particularly in the bigger cities. Free museums, amazing national parks and offers on free tours await you in the more mainstream city areas, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
8: Drink Cheaply
When you first arrive somewhere you might find that there are hardly any places to have a few drinks without breaking the bank, but trust me there are… you just need to find them. Often these places have a better atmosphere than their more expensive rivals, in addition they give more of a student feel which is perfect for the easy-going traveller.
9: Be Organised
Remember that the earlier you book things, the cheaper they will be. Buying or booking online will also ensure you get the web-fare discount, which can be a big help. Know what you want to see before you arrive somewhere, in order to make sure you leave enough time to do it.
10: Be Flexible
This applies to your dates of travel. I found that if you are flexible with your dates then you guarantee the cheapest deal. This applies especially to those who are thinking of flying.
About the author: Daniel Fleming is blogger who loves to travel and you may check out more articles on his adventure at his blog http://perspectiveofmoi.blogspot.com/