Traveling alone is often associated with high costs, as car rent, taxi rental, or accommodation is all you pay for and you cannot split the costs between fellow travelers, but these tips and tricks can help you turn your trip into a low-cost trip
Using Google to find discounts and promotions. Before paying for anything, always do a quick Google search with the words "discounted flights" or "last minute flight deals" to see if the store or product has current promotions or special offers. Every day, each airline launches hundreds of offers and promotions, and carefully studying information about a particular product or service, be sure to use Google. It may seem like a hassle, but this time is very pleasantly paid off by the reduced price.
Departure anywhere in the world, since you don't have to wait for others or consult with anyone, so go anywhere. With Sky Fly Trips try different destinations such as Bahamas, Los Angeles, and Paris for a very modest one-way flight (almost every booking had the option to cancel 24 hours in advance if you change your mind).
While January is generally one of the cheapest months to travel, consider the season with the least demand for your destination as well. This doesn't mean you just have to drive to Seattle during the rainy months. Try destinations south of the equator in winter when the climate can be cooler and wetter - and hence tickets will be cheaper. Use a flight aggregator such as Delta Air Lines, select the 'timetable' option to find the best deals for each flight. Book flights in advance and monitor special offers, periodically they hold sales - seasonal, holiday, etc.
Free admission to museums in cities. For museum lovers, the cost of admission to venues such as the Louvre in Paris (€ 15, but there is an opportunity to get in for free - Visit the Louvre without spending a cent) and the Chicago Field Museum ($ 36 admission surcharge) can hit the budget hard. Choose cities where you will have free access to museums and attractions. For example, in Washington, DC, 19 Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are completely free, and many of London's key museums, including the British Museum, National Gallery, and Tate Modern, do not charge admission fees either.
Accommodation in a hostel while traveling is one of the best options to save money. Thanks to the trend of upscale hostels, these co-op beds now compete with chic boutique hotels - for a fraction of the price. Despite arriving at any time of the day, it is often not difficult to find a hostel, sometimes it is located 1-2 blocks from the station. You can also check for hostel news and promotions.
If hostels aren't your style, you can still save money by finding a hotel with a single room only. Single rooms will cost you much more profitably, and also, this is a great opportunity to wake up in the heart of the city, on busy streets and close to all popular places, while not overpaying large sums.
Take only the essentials in your carry-on baggage. Leave these wonderful shoes at home! Take only the essentials and avoid baggage fees by traveling with hand luggage only. With fewer bags, you can easily navigate public transport or just walk anywhere. Trying to get to the bus station a few kilometers from your hotel, finding a taxi, then a metro, will take more time and resources, and with a small suitcase, the walk can be not only faster but also more scenic.
Finding a buffet in your travel city is a good option. Stay in hotels with complimentary breakfasts. Explore the Happy Hour discounted venues - this off-peak time is considered a late lunch / early dinner, where you can have an inexpensive meal at a buffet reception (as is usual in Las Vegas) at the end of lunchtime. Or, if you're not hungry at all, take leftovers with you during a late lunch and save them for dinner.
The Free Walking Tours model, which began in Europe, where guides operate on a pay-what-you-can basis, has become global and is gradually spreading around the world. Tours are always interesting, reliable, and comprehensive, but the biggest benefit is the recommendation of a local guide who understands the budget of the traveler looking for a “free” tour.
We hope these tips will help you save or use your vacation budget more efficiently. What are your proven ways to save money on travel, tell us about them in the comments!