Do you need ideas for traveling more with less money or experiencing luxury for less when you travel? We have three simple yet effective tips. After traveling to almost every continent, living in three countries and taking solo, group and couple trips, we have concluded that the best way to see more for less is to…
- BE FLEXIBLE– If you are willing to be flexible on dates and destinations you have the max opportunity to see more for less. Airlines drop their prices all the time! BUT these lower fares might not always be to the destination that you had in mind or for the dates that you were initially thinking. We recommend having money set aside so that you are able to purchase glitch fares or flight sales when they happen glitch fares are when airlines accidentally price tickets lower than they should. When this happens, you normally have a 3 hour window or less to purchase the ticket. If you absolutely cannot be flexible, at least put on flight fare alerts so you are notified on the best time to purchase your flight.
- TRAVEL DURING “SHOULDER SEASON”– Shoulder season is the time in-between peak season and off season. In our opinion, this is the best time to travel because you typically still get good weather, the destination is less crowded with tourists (so you can see more in less time. Think shorter lines. etc) and you can usually save hundreds of dollars on accommodations. For even greater savings but not as great weather, travel during off season.
- EAT LUNCH LIKE ROYALTY– Have you ever heard the saying, eat breakfast like a queen, lunch like a princess and dinner like pauper? I (MJ) heard this advice a long time ago as a means to maintain a healthy weight but it also works to make the most of your food budget while traveling. LJ could probably eat McDonalds for every meal but I won’t let him. I like to eat well when I travel! But eating out 2 to 3 times a day for multiple days or even weeks can add up quickly. To save money have some of your fancier meals and/or bigger meals during lunch instead of dinner.
Let us know if you plan to incorporate any of these tips on your next trip!
Wishing you love, light and happy travels!