11 Ways You Can Do To Save Money While Traveling


Do you want to see the world, like I do, but you think that you don’t have enough money to do so?

Well, you should think again. Travelling doesn’t have to be expensive.  There are a heap of ways you can still travel without spending too much.

Here are eleven things that you can do to save money while traveling, and still have fun, right here.

Ways To Save Money While Traveling

    1. Book your flights early

      Did you know that by booking your flights early you can save money?

      You can even get a big discount for just booking your flight ahead of time, so if I were you, I will start thinking where I want to go and when will I go there, and reserve my ticket ASAP.

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  1. Travel on weekdays

    Booking your flights during Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays will surely cost you more money, so you should schedule your flight during the weekdays to get discounts on plane tickets.

  2. Travel off-season

    Traveling during the off-season can save you a lot of money because the accommodation rates can be cheaper and there would be less people traveling, so you can enjoy the place better.

    When’s this off-season?

    Well, it depends on where you want to go, so do your research and find a way to fit it into your schedule.

  3. Follow a budget

    Do you or your family follow a budget?

    If you can’t seem to find enough money to travel now, then you could add a “for travel” expenses in your monthly budget. This way you can start saving for your next big travel without getting into debt by not taking out a loan or borrowing from others.

    Now, this follow a budget thing do not only help you save money at home or help you get more money for your next travel, but it can also help you while you travel.

    Following a budget plan during your trips can lessen the expenses that you could make while you enjoy the places that you’ll be going to. It can also decrease your chances of making an impulse purchase that may ruin your travel budget plan.

  4. Seek for accommodation deals online

    You can now see and compare different hotels and their rates online without exerting much effort thanks to the Internet and the number of travel websites all over the web these days.

    Knowing where you’ll be staying during your travel can help you save money because you can get a discount for reserving early, just like when you book your flights and get your tickets way before the day of your travel.

  5. Know the place where you want to go

    Finding out where you want to go is going to be important for you to save money, just see numbers 1 and 5 above.

    Knowing the place where you want to go can help you prepare for your trip better, and this can also save you time because you’ll know the must-see places that you should go even before you get there.

  6. Bring your own food and snacks to reduce your food expenses while traveling

  7. Seek for help

    Why do you need to seek for help?

    Well, asking for your friends help is never a bad thing, right? If one of your friends has already been to the place that you want to go, then asking him or her for some tips and advice about the place, and the people there, can make things easier for you.

    You can even ask for places where you can stay without spending too much money, or what kind of food can you eat there that is both delicious and cheap.

    I’m sure your friend that went there can tell you money saving tips that you can do while you travel to the place where they already been.

  8. Make sure to pack everything that you’ll be needing

    One of the common reasons why people overspend during their travel is because they forget something at home that they’ll be needing during their whole travel like their underwear, camera, or even their tickets. That’s why it’s very important for you to make sure that you have everything you need and that you bring it with you.

    You may also want to bring some IDs with you because you may need them at some point, and also your credit card because you never know if you’ll be running out of money or not during your travel.

  9. Make sure that everything that you need to finish at work are done before you leave, so that you can…

  10. Just have fun, and relax for a while!

That’s all. I hope those tips can really help you save money while you travel. Keep safe!

Do you know other ways you can do to save money while traveling that you or your friends do?

Feel free to share it in the comments below.

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  1. says

    Great post! I’m about to leave on vacation with my sister and it’s a great reminder to prepare for everything before you travel :-)
    I’m such a fan of packing light BUT packing smart. I can’t be buying everything where we travel because that would snowball our cost pretty quickly.
    I’m gonna also try your idea to bring snacks with us – that’s actually a pretty darn good idea!


  2. says

    Great list! One thing I like to do is be flexible on my destination and stay on top of Groupon/Living Social deals. For instance, if I wanted to go to the Caribbean, I would monitor the deals that come through without being tied to a specific property. If you can be flexible, you can save a ton of money!

  3. says

    I have been pretty fortunate that I traveled pretty extensively while on active duty in the US Army and I travel quite a bit in my current job, but for those who don’t have a chance to travel at the expense of their employer, some great tips here.

  4. says

    I’ve heard there’s a sweet spot for buying tickets…buy too early or late, and the prices might be high. Although they might have last minute deals. I like to buy early because I can’t deal with the fluctuations in price…it’s like the stock market. I definitely bring my own snacks and an empty bottle when I fly (I feel up the bottle at the water fountain after I get past security). Traveling off-season is a great idea, but those with kids often have to go based on the school schedule…and when they’re free, it’s usually peak season!

    • Mark Ross Canaoay says

      Yes, kids can definitely make you travel on peak season because of their school schedule, but one can still do other money saving tips above, excluding traveling off-season, with their kids, right? :)

  5. says

    Nice list of ideas! I’m going to have to add one though – learning about travel hacking and traveling for nearly free. There is nothing else comparable.

  6. says

    I love traveling so these tips will come in handy for my next big adventure :) I think it’s so important that people understand that travel doesn’t have to be expensive. I’ve had holidays that have been cheaper per day than my general living expenses.

  7. says

    We save money on travel by doing a bit of credit card chruning. Nothing like those churning experts who go through 10-20 cards a year but it’s still enough to take a flight every year or every other year. That saved us about $2000 last year when we went to Japan.

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