Have you got to the stage in your life where you absolutely must travel the world? Many of us reach that point at some time or another, but when you’ve never travelled properly it can be a very daunting thought. Learning how to budget when you’re travelling is something that will be picked up over time as you discover new ways of saving money. However, there are some pointers that we can give you so that your first travelling experience doesn’t cost you the earth to arrange. Take a look at these tips on how to save money as a first time traveller.
Work on the go
Okay, so this tip isn’t exactly saving you money, but it’s certainly going to make you some money. Even if you’ve got a regular 9-5 office job, you can still make some money while you’re travelling. Starting up your own travel blog will bring in opportunities to make money while you’re on the road. More often than not, people who start their own travel blogs are able to live from that income and travel even more! Take a look at how you can start your own blog and make yourself some money for your travelling experience.
Find the best accommodation for your money
One of the biggest expenses that you will come across is finding accommodation. Hotels are aimed at holiday makers and can often work out as very expensive to keep booking yourself into. However, if you use a specialist website for the particular area that you’re visiting, you can normally grab some amazing last minute deals. Whether you want a darling harbour hotel or you’re looking for something a little further afield, a website like Ovolo will be able to point you in the right direction.
Alternatively, you could look for accommodation with locals. This does however, often involve you working for them during your stay. Depending on what experiences you want to have while you’re travelling, you could consider this option.
Avoid using an aeroplane
By far the most expensive way of travelling is by plane. Even with last minute flights, you could be clocking up a massive bill each time you fly. You would be better off investing in a campervan or SUV to travel the world in. Taking your vehicle overseas by boat always works out cheaper than trying to find the best flight. Plus, driving everywhere means that you get to see and experience even more wonders of our beautiful world!
Don’t eat out
Finally, many people make the mistake of eating out at restaurants every night, and then wonder where all of their money has disappeared to. Buying food in and cooking your own meals will work out one hell of a lot cheaper, and also mean that you can save some money for your next trip!
Use these tips when you’re travelling the world and save yourself a pretty penny or two so that you can afford to see even more of our wonderful world! Remember to take your camera to document your journey!