Traveling doesn’t always have to be expensive. If you are a fan of luxurious places and 5-star hotels, then maybe this article won’t be for you, or perhaps it will change your mindset.
Okay, back to the topic - traveling on a low budget.
It is not as hard as you might think. Of course, some restrictions and maybe thinking twice are needed, but this doesn’t mean we don’t have the time of our lives
1. Tourist traps & locals
First things first - avoid tourist traps. Those places are made to suck all the money out of your pocket. For sure, some places are a must but choose wisely where you want to spend your money, especially if you have to choose between visiting one instead of three spots.
I can guarantee you will have a better experience if you explore the city/area like a local. Try the places where the locals go, that is the best way to get to know a different culture. Ask a local where to have dinner, drink a coffee, or go at night. The natives will know which places have good food and lower prices. Maybe you will even meet a new friend and get a local to show you around.
Hotels are great, but when on a budget, you can choose from many other options. Before, I was a big fan of Airbnb, but recently, their prices have gradually increased. Getting an Airbnb room will be way cheaper than a hotel, but you won’t have the same vibe as in a hostel.
Hostels will forever be my favorite type of accommodation. For a low price, you will get not only a bed but you have the opportunity to meet many new and exciting people traveling from all over the world. If you are planning a more extended vacation, you can even find a hostel, where for a bit of your time and help, the accommodation (sometimes the food too) is free.