5 tips for inexpensively getting the most out of your travel adventures
By Alexandra Brown
We get it, sometimes you're dying for a grand adventure but your wallet says otherwise. If this sounds all too familiar, you know that in-between feeling when half of you is saying "I don't care, I'm going" and the other half is crying out "but I'm going to be SO BROKE." Let's face it -- the latter always wins!
You often hear about the lucky few who are constantly heading off on fun adventures around the world and you wonder, how do they actually do it? Well, not to worry! We've got a few tips to help you stay savvy on the road (or in the air) that your wallet will definitely thank you for.
1) Take trains instead of planes
A low cost option in many parts of the world and a great way to sightsee.
2) Look into hostels instead of hotels
The idea might sound scary at first, but many offer private suites with shared bathrooms that will cut your cost in half.
3) Plan to splurge on lunch instead of a super fancy dinner
Eating three meals a day can be expensive, and ultimately, lunch is cheaper than dinner in most places. Bring energy bars for snacks or breakfast and you'll be all set.
4) Bring a reusable water bottle with a filter spout
Constantly buying water adds up any way you look at it, just make sure the water you're refilling is safe.
5) Bring a travel first-aid kid
Items you eventually might need like ibuprofen and bandages often have marked up prices in tourist locations, but if you have you own you'll be prepared no matter where you are.
Now, you too can go all over the world and still be able to pay your rent when you get home.
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