Lifestyle,  Travel

8 Ways To Stretch Your Travel Budget

Who doesn’t love to travel? We know we certainly do!

Although travelling is indeed one of the best things to do in life, it can also be expensive at times. Not always but it can rack up the expenses, especially if one isn’t careful.

So, the next time you are in need of a break but feel that it may not be possible because of the cost, don’t despair. All it takes is some careful planning and some savvy travel tips. First of all, save up. It doesn’t take a whole lot to save money but if you start a travel fund of sorts, it will help you get closer to that next vacation. Even if you start saving, you’re going to want to make sure that your money lasts the duration of the trip without hindering your ability to have a good time. It’s never fun when money is a determining factor on what you can or can’t do.

Secondly, know this. Every savvy traveller will know that research is key to getting as much information as you can about where you want to go and especially, how you’re going to get there. Research is also how you save money! The more you find out, the more information you have on hand to make an informed decision. Through research, you’ll also be able to choose where you want to go and what to do with the budget you’ve.

We are fortunate enough to live in a country where we are able to visit other ASEAN countries quite easily. Now, with cheaper flights from airlines like Air Asia (who by the way are having special promotions now till 10th of May 2015), travel deals from Groupon, Expedia, etc, it is now easier and more affordable to go on holiday.

Next is to spend some time looking at your accommodation. Again, research plays a big role here to ensure that you’ll get what you want at the price you are willing to pay.

Another tip is also to know what the dos and don’ts are of the place/country you’ll be visiting. It’ll save you embarrassment or worse, insulting someone local. If you want to know more of what every traveller should know, see these travel tips here.

We also highly recommend that you always buy travel insurance as you never know when you’ll need it and the last thing you want is to incur extra costs, especially expensive medical expenses. So, be prepared so it won’t ruin your next holiday.

Take a look at these eight tips to learn how to get the most out of your money while on your next holiday and remember, to always embrace new experiences and to always make the best of things so you’ll have a great time!

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