Traveling on a Budget? Try These Money Saving Ideas
As we all know travel can be very costly. Many times, you have no choice but to travel even if you don't have much money to spend. Believe it or not there are a lot of ways you can save money while still experiencing an enjoyable trip.
Holidays for example, can be the cheapest days to travel via airplane. Thanksgiving can be a good choice since there won't be many people flying that day. The days before and after a major holiday are the worst days to fly because the airports are packed with travelers. Be sure to pack lightly when you're flying. Extra luggage can cost more and by packing less, you can save money.
A train can be a great alternative to flying because train travel is normally less expensive than air travel. Trains are often not as crowded as planes. By saving money with train travel, you'll have more money to do other things on your trip.
Bringing your own snacks is a great way to save money. Often with the hustle and bustle of travel, we forget to provide ourselves time to eat. By neglecting your body's needs, you can become ill. Also, bringing snacks can save a great deal of money because snacks on flights and trains are often not free and frequently costly.
When car travel is your mode of transportation, there are ways you can save money. Don't drive too fast, as that wastes fuel and may get you an expensive speeding ticket. Stay at a steady, safe speed while driving. And, remember to bring your own food. Fill a cooler with sandwiches, sodas and bottled water. This will save time and money because you won't have to stop to eat.
Also, when traveling by car, take turns driving. Have another safe driver to switch with. You can sleep while they drive, and vice versa. This saves you money because you won't need a hotel and will reach your destination more quickly.