Wanna travel to the best of exotic places? What is stopping you? Is it the fear of the bills you are going to rack up? Well fear not because we have come up a with a list of things to do, if you want to travel on a budget.
Making a plan
We cannot begin to stress the importance of having a good plan to take things forward. We are not talking about a formal blueprint of everything you are going to be doing, but a general idea of what it is you want to do and how long you will be staying in a particular location. The thing is that plans change and those changes can cost you a lot more than anything else. So it is good to have a plan and stay on top of it to ensure that you stay within the boundaries of your budget.
If you want to go to an exotic location, but you don’t want to spend that much or deal with crowds? Then we suggest that you travel in the off-season. During the off-season, most places offer great prices and discounted deals. You will experience everything that you would generally experience in the place, except for maybe the climate. It would be surprising for many to know how much people pay for the climate more than anything else. We are not asking you to go to a beachside location during the rainy season or anything, but instead of going in the summer months when the demand would be at its peak. We are asking you to consider going during the months of autumn or winter to beat the crowd and get the best deals; if you think about it, it is a win-win situation.
If you want to travel on a low budget then we suggest that you reconsider your accommodation strategies. Most great locations have budget hostels that are popping up; these are like regular hostels, but are a lot more tourist friendly than anything else. When we backpacked to Goa; we stayed in a hippy hostel and was by far the best decision made. Firstly, we were pleasantly surprised by how well equipped and clean the whole place was and secondly, we got to meet some great people as well. We are sure that we wouldn’t have gotten a similar experience if we had booked a pricey hotel. If a hostel is still something your sceptical about then we suggest that you take a look at some AirBnB alternatives to cut down on the expenses of booking a hotel.