Travelling When Broke

November 16, 2018
You love to travel, see and explore new places. It is your way to unwind and relax. Vacation time is right around the corner, and you feel the need to go, but right now you are low on cash. How can you still travel if you are broke?
Travelling When Broke

House Sit

House sitting has been around for a few years and is getting more and more popular. Websites dedicated to matching homeowners to house sitters are budding all around the world. How does it work? You sign in to become a member; sometimes there is a small annual fee to pay. You can then see homeowners who are looking for house and pet sitters across the country and the world. You will need to pay for your flight and transportation there, but your accommodations will be free of charge since you will be house and pet sitting for the homeowner while he or she is away on vacation. It gives you the opportunity to stay longer in one place and to live like a local. 

Book In Advance Or Fly Last Minute

There are two ways to save on plane fares. You can book in advance; this will give you the opportunity to shop around for prices and find the best deal for your planned destination. Your other option is to check on last-minute flights; you can save a lot this way, but you have to be ready to leave at a moments’ notice. Whichever option you choose, an online personal loan can help you pay for your flight.

Youth Hostels

Despite the name, anybody can stay at a youth hostel, regardless of his or her age. There are private rooms and shared, dormitory-like, rooms available. Youth hostels are peppered across the world, so whatever your destination, there is a pretty good chance that you will find a youth hostel nearby. The rooms, especially the shared ones, come at a meagre price and there are a communal kitchen and lounge. It is a great way to explore a region at low costs and to make new friends at the same time.

Barter

Although here in Canada bartering is not a common practice, in many countries, it is the norm. If bartering is the norm in the country you are visiting, do not hesitate to do so. You will get more for your money.

Travel Where The Cost Of Living Is Low

By travelling to a country with a low cost of living, you can stay longer for less. You might end up going further abroad, but you will save overall.

Eat In And Pack Lunches

Restaurants are hard on a budget. Instead of eating out all the time, cook your meals, if you have access to a kitchen of course. When going out for the day, pack a lunch and bring water bottles that you can fill up during the day.

Explore

Instead of booking expensive activities, explore. Take the bus or walk around. Immerse yourself in the culture. You will fully experience the way of life of that country and will grow from it.

Keep in mind, when travelling out of the country, always get acquainted beforehand with the local customs, and respect them. You will blend in quickly, and it will make your travels safer.

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