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Travelling On A Budget

May 2, 2017 • Ben Filly

If you love to travel but you just can’t afford to because you think it costs too much, you are wrong. The reason that travelling and going on vacation has a bad reputation is because they are thinking of traditional travel, where travelers go to fancy star class hotels and travel in luxury. However, if you take away the fancy accommodation, the fancy travel and the expensive experiences, you should be able to travel without having to spend too much money at all. One of the reason that you need to hire transport to take you around while you are travelling is because you cannot carry your heavy luggage around with you. However, the newest way of travelling and the latest fashion is called backpacker travel where young people only take a backpack with them and live off the road instead of taking everything they own with them. They will take one or two outfits with them, wash them and wear them again. Having lighter luggage means you will be able to travel by public transport and therefore will not have to spend big money on travel.

Choose public transport
Most travelers will usually opt for lease car in Singapore for their transportation when on holiday but they will end up paying quite a lot of money on a car in comparison with renting a car.

Even with budget car rentals, they will still find that it is more expensive however, it would be best to compare the price of both option especially if they are travelling with a group of people because the accumulation of the bus tickets and train tickets for all of the people travelling together may sometimes be more than the cost of a car.

One of the biggest costs that people have when they go on vacation is their accommodation because staying in big hotels costs a lot of money simply because they are directly targeted at rich tourists. These hotels will usually cost a lot more, many times more than a normal rental room for locals and therefore, the key to cheap travel is to live and eat like the locals. You will find that in countries like Sri Lanka, a popular vacation destination, a meal that the locals eat from a “local shop” will cost in the ranges of one hundred rupees whereas a meal in a hotel or a “tourist restaurant” will usually be over two thousand rupees for the exact same meal. These hotels and restaurants are geared to make money off tourists and they depend on the fact that tourists do not know the local prices or the local language and therefore will naturally give away their money. They key is research.

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