How to Become a Master Traveler: A Budget-Friendly Guide!
Are you passionate about traveling? Do you want to travel and easily manage your expenditures? If the answer is yes, then you have come to the right place!
Traveling is fun, but it can become hard to travel often if you don’t have a big budget (this is why Ally recommends creating a work + travel lifestyle if it is something that appeals to you!)
Fortunately, there are ways you can save your money and still travel the world. There are a few tricks and tips that are very simple but can make all the difference, and our friend Marcel from JimmyESL is sharing this guest post today to give us the inside scoop.
Find Ways to Earn While You Are Traveling
One trick no one tells you about is how you can try and make some money while you are on the road. This is a more practical approach during long journeys.
An excellent way for English speakers to earn is by using their speaking skills to their benefit. For instance, you can teach English abroad, and it will be a good time pass for you. You may be even able to save up money for an entire trip!
There are courses that you can take to become an expert English teacher. These TEFL courses are designed specifically for foreigners and how you can make it easy for them to learn the language.
Eat Local Food
Even in your own hometown, local food is cheaper. This means that in any place you visit, eating local food is in your best interest.
Eating local food not only saves money, but it also gives you a better cultural experience. Forget about fine dining when you are traveling, you can do that after going back to your city, it is better to splurge on other things than food. Also, in my experience, local food is tastier than many high-end restaurants.
Talk to the locals, and ask around about the best street food in the area.
Book Your Flights Early
It is a fact that the prices of your flights vary according to the time you book them in. For instance, tickets are expensive during the holiday season. On the other hand, the prices drop when it is not the tourist season.
The prices also depend on how early you book the flight. The earlier you book, the cheapest it will cost you. Always try to book your flight 2 or 3 months before your departure. It will save you a lot of money.
Take a First Aid Kit
Medical charges can be high when you are traveling in another country. This can be true for many places inside your own country as well. When you are living in your home town/city, you know all the right places. Not to mention, some people have free medical care because of their jobs. When you travel, those benefits may not be available.
Traveling is also an experience in which you are not sure about what can happen next. For example, if you are on a hiking trip, you may get a cut or a bruise. You can get injured even when there is no reason to!
The bottom line is, medical charges can be easily avoided if you take a basic medical kit with you. With a first aid kit, you won’t have to go to a doctor for the minor inconveniences.
Travelers will know the struggle of saving up money for their next trip. It is better to be careful about your trips and save money where you can. The tips we have mentioned above can make the difference so that you are able to go on trips more frequently than possible!
About the Author:
After graduating in Industrial Engineering in 2007, from day one, Marcel has been working as a freelance writer, digital marketer, and business trainer. He's very much into foreign cultures and learning languages and enjoys leaving his office for backpacking and hiking trips in the countryside. Together with his team, he blogs about teaching English as a foreign language on jimmyesl.com.
Thank you to JimmyESL for this guest post collaboration.