Travelling for a vacation has seemed to be a way out of the catastrophic details of work. It is most commonly looked forward by people who make dollars for a living. Often, the time of travel is the most neglected part of the journey. The ways on how to maximize the time and money during travel can be most appealing to travelers who are granted with only a short time for vacation and with a limited budget.
The truth is travelers can make the most of their time and money even while on the road or plane. They only have to be aware of the know-how’s so they can be productive on the idle hours of travel, and; they have to know the most advised tips on how to spend the time wisely while on foreign land.
– Save on food costs while on board the plane
European and Asian planes include meals in the airline package. Some airlines just don’t. And for those who keep on assuming that meals are not included, have a quick check when booking in order to save the pocket from buying meal in the airport which costs almost twice the price when buying them outside. Alcoholic beverages are also served free on some flights. Again, only on some flights. Avoid getting charged for an expensive shot when there are available liquor stores in the destination.
– Don’t over pack
The most common mistake of a travel is taking the whole cabinet during the trip. Pack only the necessary things. It is still cheaper to send soiled clothes to laundry instead of paying for excess baggage.
– Travel during off season
Air and road travel offer off season rates especially to the vacation hot spots. If having a budget vacation is one of the goals, then consider traveling when the majority of the people is working.
– Enjoy an overnight travel by bus
Got a favorite book but fails to read it during work days? Spending over night in a bus can be a good opportunity for book reading. If the bus travel happens at night, make the before-going-to-bed hours productive by reading.
– Find an affordable private tour guide
Why so? In order to save the time from finding that little nook somewhere down the road just to have something good to eat. Having a private tour guide is time wise decision. The itinerary is still personal while saving costs on unnecessary transportations that can even make the travel very long.
– Stay in one place
If the vacation is decided to take place in one city, plan of staying in one apartment or hotel. Make this as the temporary “home” in that place. This is also a way of being one with the culture and one with the people living in that area.
These tips contradict the common misconception of a vacation being too expensive. In many great little ways, a traveler can have a vacation that will make use of the allotted time and money without sacrificing great deals.