There’s no need to blow your savings on an epic trip.
Hi! My name is Jemima, and I’m all about traveling on a budget.
Looking for some budget travel inspiration? Here are all the best tips and tricks I’ve picked up that allow me to travel well without spending all my savings.
Take advantage of free walking tours.
Consider doing a work exchange for free lodging.
Keep a running list of places you want to go in order to make last-minute planning easier.
Use buses wherever and whenever you can.
Plan a little, but keep your schedule flexible.
Research which countries are most affordable for traveling.
For even more savings, go off the beaten path.
Stay somewhere with free breakfast…or better yet, a kitchen.
Book directly and avoid third-party booking sites for the best rates.
Take advantage of Skyscanner’s everywhere search feature.
Get a local SIM card.
If you’re traveling for an extended period of time, budget by month rather than by day.
Use a journal or an app to track your spending.
Consider traveling in the shoulder season or off-season.
Don’t underestimate hostels — they’re often better than you might expect.
Make friends if you’re traveling alone and maybe even split some costs.
Use public transportation whenever you can.
Prioritize and determine what’s worth spending money on.
Do you have any great tips for saving money while traveling? Tell us in the comments below!