Budget Travel Ideas – 3 Ideas For Cheap Traveling and Sticking to Your Budget
Are you stumped for budget travel ideas, banging your head against the wall because you are not finding any ideas for cheap travel? Well, a great vacation is within your reach, and within your budget, as long as you use a few resources that savvy travelers know about.
1. For cheap airfare, plan to travel during non-peak times. This means that you want to fly out of an airport mid-week or on a Saturday. Also, schedule your flight during non-prime hours, i.e. outside of 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Yeah, I know it is not fun to catch a plane at 11:00 PM but you will save a ton of dough this way. Airlines generally bump up the prices on flights that leave between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. As an added savings, you will want to sign up to get e-mails from your chosen airlines. Many times airlines will give their customers special promotion codes to get added savings on airfare.
2. Do not plan your trip during the high tourist season. This works for virtually any destination worldwide. You will save money if you travel outside of high season; airfare is cheaper, hotels are cheaper (and are not completely booked), and you won’t have to deal with the tourist crowd.
3. How about a cruise? Yes, they can be quite costly but consider cruising during the non-peak times of year. The cruise lines still need your business and they cut their prices dramatically. And consider that a cruise is all-inclusive. Many times a vacation really adds up due to the incidentals. By cruising, you won’t have to worry about the incidentals adding up because the food, lodging, transportation, and entertainment is included. Do you have a talent or skill? Cruise companies are always looking for people to entertain their guests. If your skill is something they want, think something like a dance instructor, you may be able to cruise for free in exchange for you giving a few lessons to the passengers.
I hope this gives you some ideas of how you can start planning your budget travel plans. A nice vacation does not have to cost an arm and a leg. Use your creativity and be flexible about your plans and you can be well on your way to a cheap, but nice and memorable, vacation.