Thinking of Travelling this Summer? 4 Tips to Stay Within Budget

Are you thinking of travelling this summer? If you love the sun, it may be the best time of the year for you to travel. You can go swimming, diving, sailing, or parasailing on the beach. You can take part in many fantastic summer festivals that take place in cities around the world. You can go on sightseeing tours to see historical buildings, monuments and other famous landmarks. You can also try exotic foods and beverages. There is never a shortage of things you can do while travelling.

Here are 4 tips to stay within your budget:

Use your air miles: If you have enough air miles, what better time to use them, then when you are on a travel budget. You can even use air miles to rent a car if you need a vehicle at your next destination. It’s a great way to travel. I’ve been using air miles to travel for years. There is just something about getting a free vacation. It sure makes me want to accumulate as many air miles as possible.


Rent a house instead of a hotel: Unless you are planning to stay in a super-cheap hotel with minimum facilities, you may end up paying a hefty price for a hotel room in major tourist destinations. If you are planning to stay for more than a few days, it will be cheaper to rent a house. Besides the reduced costs, renting a house has several other advantages like a much bigger space, privacy and freedom to cook your own meals. You also get to live among the locals, which gives you hands-on experience of the lifestyle and culture.


Couch surfing: Couch surfing is a great way to travel on a budget. If you’ve never heard of couch surfing, it’s where people around the world host travelers looking for a place to stay by offering them their couch, spare room or air mattress to spend a night or two.  A lot of students travel this way, but I know adults who have couch surfed as well. You also get a nice feel of how the locals live.


House swapping: One more way to have a great summer vacation and also save money is to house swap. You could house swap with a family member, friend or someone you don’t know at all. Living in and taking care of another person's house without having to pay anything while that person lives in and takes care of your house can be a fantastic experience. You will get to meet their neighbors and relatives, visit interesting places in their hometown, take part in the social life and savor different culinary delights. If you stay long enough, you may even be treated like one of the locals.

How do you save money when travelling?

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By Shondell Varcianna

May 16, 2014