How To Travel On A Budget
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How To Travel On A Budget

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How To Travel On A Budget

If you're anything like me, you are craving a change of scenery. If you're anything like me, you don't have much saved up specifically for travel. So, in order to take these trips without breaking your bank, here are some tips and tricks:

1. Pick a cheap place to travel to.

There are some cities that are just inherently more expensive than others. If you're traveling to Boston or New York City, your trip is likely going to be more expensive than somewhere like Philadelphia or Austin, Texas. Do some research and find the cheapest places! There are many lists online but here is my favorite:

2. Find cheap flights.

While flying isn't always the cheapest option, if you do your research, you can find amazingly cheap flights. The key is flexibility! Try using, they allow you to pick your departure area and explore cheap flights all around the world. Be open-minded and you might just find your next favorite destination.

3. Cheap accommodations.

While traveling, you spend the most money on flights and accommodations. However, if you're willing to open yourself up to new experiences while meeting people from all over, give hostels a try. They are always cheaper than hotels and if you book through a website like, you can determine if they are reliable and a good fit for you! Another option is Air B and B's. While generally a little pricier than hostels, you can still find amazing deals for a good location.

4. Limit the drinks.

While traveling, it's always fun to taste/drink the culture of a different city. However, drinks will definitely increase your bill. When eating, look for cheap places that still allow you to experience the culture and limit the number of drinks you buy! Drinking can double your bill if you aren't careful!

5. Find free or cheap activities in the area.

When traveling on a budget, skip out on the super expensive activities. While yes, it'd be fun to go skydiving in Switzerland, save that for when you're a little older with a more stable income. Instead, do a quick google search for cheap activities! You can always check Groupon for steals!

6. Saving up!

When you're young, saving for a trip can be tricky. If you work, put 40% of your paycheck in your savings, 40% for your travel fun, and 20% for current spending money. It might take some time to save up, but you'll be grateful you didn't just use all your paychecks and put your entire savings towards a vacation!

Happy travels, kids!

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