5 Money-Saving Travel Hacks You Should Know
With so many budget airlines out there, jet setting is no longer a luxury you can’t afford. Whatever your dream destination is, these tips would help you hack travel to save hundreds of dollars on that next trip!
· Do your research
Follow your favorite airlines on social media, sign up for fare alerts, deals’ newsletters and flight trackers. If you have the travel bug and are financially smart, signing up for a credit card with great travel rewards could be a good way to save. Know when the peak seasons for flights to your destination are, and if it’s a holiday you would need to plan months in advance to save. Don’t wait until the last-minute to book a flight.
You should always take only what you can carry. Most budget airlines charge extra for checked bags, so skip the unnecessary stuff and avoid large, bulky suitcases. The heavier or more your baggage, the harder it is to easily adjust travel plans to save or even use public transportation.
· Choose the cheapest flight/route
Any dollar you can save on your flight is a win, since you would have more money to spend at your destination. The best days for flight purchase are weekdays, usually Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon searches would find you the lowest fares.
· Live like a local
One of the greatest travel hacks is to do whatever locals are doing. Eat where they eat, shop where and how they shop and skip all the fancy places designed to overcharge tourists.
· Accommodation Savers
There are so many platforms out there that help you meet people around the world online, before you can properly pronounce the name of their hometown. Through apps like Couchsurfing, you can get a free couch or bed in the home of a new ‘friend’ and save on accommodation but if that doesn’t suit you, Airbnb almost always has cheaper-than-hotel options. So skip the 4-star hotel package and meet some locals while saving lots of cash.