What comes to your mind when I say “Around the World in Eighty days”? Passepartout, travelling with the hero of the story, Phileas Fogg, in steamships trains, on elephants and every kind of transport all over the world just to win a bet. May be you have a bet with your friends too? Or the world is enticing enough to make you leave your abode and travel unlocking the wonders of the world. Who knows what you may stumble upon? You could be the next Columbus!
When anyone of us thinks of going over to the nearest state even, quite frankly the issue that bugs people the most is finance – budget. Travelling may seem like a costly hobby and not everyone can afford it. However, I might just give you valuable insights to the secrets of the travelling world and you can make your travels in the least costs possible.
The secret to the best possible and comfortable travel trip is to plan ahead of it. Spur of the moment plans might seem exciting but planning a trip in advance may help you prepare for the worst. You can always browse extensively all the travel agencies offering travel packages and choose the most suitable one for yourself.
When you decide on your destination, you must look into the transportation services around that area because you will need to avail those services often when you go sightseeing around the area. So prior to setting out on your travels, make sure you check the train services, train schedules and mark out the routes you are going to take. The bus services in the area, the bus points near to your accommodation and the bus routes. In some countries like United Kingdom, it is cheaper to issue a travel voucher for the time duration of your trip instead of purchasing bus or train tickets daily. Ships and ferry trips can also save money. They should be preferred over air travel which is excruciatingly costly. Air travel costs can be reduced by using your credit points awarded on credit card purchases.
When choosing your accommodation, pick hostels, single rooms and paying guest offers instead of hotels and lodgings. Some places might have organic farmers who offer lodgings and food in exchange for some work at the farm. It will be a great learning experience and a different one from the usual travel experiences. Staying in touch with the locals of the area might be helpful to secure the cheapest accommodation and learn about the area from them.
Cooking yourself may not be an available option when you are travelling but still making your own food will dramatically decrease your travel costs. Stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know where to reach you in case of any emergency.
Most importantly, set a budget for your travels and DO NOT try to succeed it. You can make your budget depending upon how long you are staying, where you are staying, and what is the economic condition of that area.
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