Do you find yourself avoiding certain destinations because of the costs related to visiting them? If you do, you are not alone. Many travelers don’t even look into cities such as Paris, Rome or even New York City due to the high costs generally associated with visiting. From overpriced hotels to exorbitant car or parking fees, over priced dining options and expensive “tourist sites”, these more popular destinations can easily cost much more than you wanted to spend, that is, unless you know how to save. William H Bailey Travel invites you to look at a few of the top tips you can use to help you save on your vacation.
Be creative with your transportation
The costs of transportation are often the most expensive part of a vacation. Instead of renting cars and using taxis, get out and enjoy the atmosphere and improve your health by walking, biking or if need be, using public transportation while in major cities.
Travel on Tuesday
Yes there is a day that is more budget friendly when it comes to travel and that day is Tuesday. Not only will it likely cost you less, you will also likely enjoy smaller crowds and shorter lines.
Not only will packing light make your travel simpler, it will also reduce the amount you will be spending, even you drive. The extra weight will decrease you mileage and each bag will cost you anywhere from $20 to $100 depending on your airline and the size of your luggage. If traveling for a short time, consider trying to avoid checked baggage whenever possible.
Get out of the hotel
Another of the most expensive aspects of travel are those related to accommodations. This is especially true when you choose to stay in hotels located within popular tourist centers. By booking outside of the busiest areas, you can easily save hundreds. For those willing to do something different, camping and other types of accommodations such as condos can cost less and provide a unique experience as well.
Know about your money
This is especially important when traveling abroad. You can easily spend a small fortune on bank fees and fees which are sometimes associated with international spending. Rather than doing this, find ATM cards which have no fees or choose credit cards which have no international fees associated with their use.
From eating larger meals at lunch to skip the dinner prices to packing snacks to go, there are many ways to save money on food while you travel.
Make a budget
The last tip is to make a budget and stick to it. Sticking to it may be difficult however, if you are realistic when you make your budget and include some fun money in addition to emergency money, you should have no trouble making a budget which will meet your needs and allow you to make the most of your vacation.
With a little planning on your part, you can make the most of even the priciest destinations in the world. Be a smarter travel and enjoy all your journeys more.