Tips for Frugal Traveling

Traveling to new places is one of the most exciting things a person can do. Exploring new cities, admiring natural scenery, tasting authentic foods and experiencing new cultures is all what combines to make traveling so thrilling. However, an aspect of traveling that most could do without is the price tag. Flights, accommodations and restaurant meals can add up quickly and prevent you from exploring the places you want to most. By following these tips on how to travel frugally, you can save money on your next vacation:

Gnome-computerBecome A Member: Whether for a hotel chain’s discount club or a frequent flyer group, join anything you can, as long as there are no fees. While you might get pestered by an occasional email, belonging to these members clubs can actually be very beneficial to travelers. At the very least, you will find out about cheap ticket deals before others do. At best, you can have your bags checked free on flights, get upgraded, or redeem points for a free night in your favorite hotel.

Travel Coupon Codes: Before paying full price for anything, whether that is a flight, a restaurant meal or even a hotel booking, be sure to head online and look up “coupon codes” for that specific product or brand. You can also find coupon codes or discount by liking the company or airline on social network sites like Facebook and Twitter. They often offer discounts to their fans, so check often and scoop up any discounts you might see.

Stir-fried bigfin reef squidEat With The Locals: Whether you are in the Philippines or Brooklyn, ask around to find out where the locals eat their meals. Instead of paying full price for an international breakfast at a touristy restaurant, get something special and authentic to the area. It might be a quick bite from a street vendor, or an upscale restaurant that doesn’t cater to tourists. Not only will you save money, but you can also try out foods you can’t get anywhere else. Along the same idea, you can visit local grocery stores to buy basic foods and snacks that can cut down the costs of your meals while on vacation.

What are some ways you are able to save money and cut costs while on vacation?