When we see an Instagram account filled with images of exotic locations, tempting foods, beautiful sunsets, it is very much natural to imagine that people are having a wonderful time on their vacation like a rich and famous.
But here is something; you do not have to be infamous, rich and get into debt in order to enjoy a luxurious trip. Even if you are a budget traveller, you can still enjoy a vacation for a lifetime in abroad. Through vigilant planning, deep research and flexibility, you can plan an international trip and that too in your budget. Here is how.
You are young in debt of car and education loan. How can you afford a two-week trip to USA?
As a pro-traveller you should ask yourself: is there any app available that can help in budget planning, and the answer is YES.
Even saving for a dream vacation become little difficult at times. Saving will not feel like good if you have little or no money at first place. Pre-saving is the best technique to save money. There are a lot of applications or APP that examine your financial situation, money spending habits, etc. These apps can be customized, you can change saving and spending habits in app, depending on how much you want to save or spend. Some of these apps are Digit, Mint, Acorns, Credit Mantra, etc.
Many of us, in fact all of us, face challenges in keeping the balance between saving and spending, these apps can help you a lot.
Pick a budget-friendly location or destination
The aviation industry is becoming competitive these days and a lot of airlines continuously roll out low fare schemes to enable budget travellers to book cheap flight tickets online. But there is more in the budget just than finding cheap flight tickets. Fooding, lodging, shopping and travel activities also make a huge difference in the budget, though, such things differ from place to place.
When you are selecting a budget-friendly destination, take a close look at the exchange rate of the country’s currency. Looking at the exchange rate, you can easily identify which is the budget-friendly location.
Vacation Packages; should be taken or not?
You might have got bulk emails and calls to buy vacation packages. Are these vacation packages are beneficial? A vacation package consist many things such as air tickets, fooding, lodging, sightseeing and probably many other things in a cheap price. Vacation packages provide the advantages of well-planned holiday at an economical price. You can make a good research before buying vacation packages from anywhere. These packages are best in this age where all of us want to stay away from the hassle searching and then booking cheap flight tickets, and finding accommodation.
Book Ahead of Time
Booking ahead of time is the best way to find the great pricing combination for your vacation. In many cases, it has been found that the best time to book for a vacation is 3-4 months ago. One can also look for off-peak travel day to save money. You can also book accommodation, car rentals and if possible bus or any other ticket ahead of time. Also take basic things with you because purchasing things that you can carry, at the destination, is an expensive affair. Every little thing will help.