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Budget Traveling

Budget Traveling

Budget traveling is a bit of an art form and is not for everyone.  It often involves taking the long way, adding extra stops, or giving up the 5-star hotels, but if you’re open to sacrificing some of the luxuries you’re used to having, it can be a very inexpensive way to travel and see the world!  And sometimes you can even find those higher-end options at budget prices!

In this guide, I will teach you everything you need to know about how to find the cheapest transportation and accommodation options for your travels as well as other tips for keeping costs down when you’re abroad.

If you prefer staying in higher-end accommodation or taking first-class transportation, that’s totally fine.  You will still have something to learn here because I’ve been in situations myself where first-class transportation was not a priority, but high-end accommodation was so I implemented strategies to find cheap transport while also staying in really nice hotels. 

Therefore mixing and matching is definitely possible and also encouraged.  Find out what works for you and make it happen!

I have split this guide up into different sections: 

If you want to start budget traveling and you don’t know where to go or maybe you’re just looking for your next budget destination, here’s a Guide to the Cheapest Destinations you can travel to in every single part of the world.  

A destination like Thailand is not only cheap, but also full of things to see and do.

If you’re looking to know how to get the cheapest flights possible or the strategies you should be using to fly for cheaper, here’s a Guide to Cheap Flight Strategies.  

Flying with a budget airline like Ryanair is one way to save money on flights, but there are a few other strategies you should know too.

If you’ve already found the cheapest flights, but you also need to travel around by train, bus, or car on your trip, or maybe you just want to see if those options are cheaper than flying, then here’s a Guide to Budget Transportation.  

The bus will become your best friend, but it’s not the only form of transportation you should be looking at.

If you know how you’re getting around, but you want to know how to save money on your accommodation too, here’s a Guide to Budget Accommodation.  

The hostel is the standard form of accommodation for the budget traveler, but it’s not the only one.

If you’re already a pro at finding the cheapest flights, accommodation, and other forms of transportation, and you just want to learn about other ways you can save money on your trips, then here are some more of the Top Budget Traveling Tips.  

Use these tips and you’ll save even more money!