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Save money while traveling!

Saving money while traveling can help you make the most of your adventures without breaking the bank.

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Here are some tips to help you save money on your travels:

  • Plan and Budget:

  • Set a realistic travel budget before you go and stick to it. This will help you manage your expenses more effectively.

  • Consider Alternative Airports:

  • Check if flying into or out of nearby airports is more cost-effective, even if it means a slightly longer journey to your destination. 

  • Amanda’s family prefers direct flights and will often drive to major airports. Many hotels offer stay and park rates or check with friends that live nearby!

  • Use Public Transportation:

  • Opt for public transportation or ride-sharing services instead of taxis or rental cars. It's often more budget-friendly and a great way to explore like a local.

  • Walk and Cycle:

  • Explore cities on foot or by bicycle to save money on transportation while staying active and enjoying the local culture.

  • Cook Your Meals:

  • Save on food expenses by preparing some of your meals in self-catering accommodations or trying street food and local eateries.

  • On our signature month in Spain, we often bought traditional to-go meals, pastries, and fresh-squeezed orange juice from the grocery store down the street. 

  • Pack Light:

  • Avoid checked baggage fees by packing light and using carry-on luggage whenever possible. **Pro-tip, make sure your airbnb has a washer and dryer so you can reuse outfits!

  • Traveling with Travec? Use our Insider Info to plan Low-Cost Activities:

  • We will give you the low-down on free or inexpensive attractions, museums, and events in our Signature Destinations.

  • Use Travel Apps and Loyalty Programs:

  • Download travel apps for discounts, and join loyalty programs for airlines to earn rewards and enjoy exclusive offers.

  • Avoid Currency Exchange Fees:

  • Use a credit card with no foreign transaction fees 

  • Negotiate and Haggle:

  • In some countries, bargaining is common. Don't be afraid to negotiate prices for souvenirs, taxis, or tours.

  • Buy a Local SIM Card or Use an ESIM:

  • Instead of using your home mobile plan, buy a local SIM card for data and call services to avoid roaming charges.

By following these tips and being mindful of your spending, you can enjoy a fantastic travel experience without overspending. Remember that saving money while traveling doesn't mean sacrificing fun; it's about making the most of your resources and making wise choices.

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