Low cost Travel
Many factors will influence how cheap your holiday will be. Obviously, you will need to compromise on certain points to be able to travel as cheaply as possible, but with smart planning you can get a great trip at a great price.
When are you going?
First of all, you need to pick your destination OR your time of travel. If you have a specific destination in mind, you should be more flexible as to when you travel, whilst if you have a specific date in mind you can try to do a search of a wide range of destinations. Most larger tourist destinations have a peak season, and you would do well to avoid this if you are hoping to keep costs down. This goes for everything from travel to accommodation, not to mention if your travel outside the busy season you’ll also avoid the crowds. The downside to this is that there’s usually a reason why peak season exists, so you might miss out on the best weather, a popular festival or other things that have people flocking to your destination of choice.
Where are you going?
If you do have a set date for travel, you can start searching for flights or other transportation from your location. Some websites will allow you to choose a departure city and a date, and they will provide you with the cheapest flights on your chosen day. Pair this with a parallel search for accommodation and you’ll be able to find a cost efficient package. For cheap accommodation it is worth looking into both hostels and homestays, as these usually are the cheapest options you’ll find. Be aware that you are sacrificing some of both comfort and safety by choosing the cheapest accommodation, so make sure you read reviews and research your options thoroughly before making your choice.
What are you doing?
Once you have decided on cheap transport and accommodation, you can look into activities at or around your destination. Remember that exploring by foot is free, and it’s often one of the best ways to get to know a new city or area! You can contact locals before you leave, and get tips on cheap and entertaining activities you might not have found on your own.