Travelling on budget this year? Why don’t you try these?

You cannot imagine your year without at least one outing, but your budget somehow happens to be much lower than you expected? You do not have to give up and end up with just hopes for the better next year. Read our list and choose where to go on a tight budget!

  1. Northern Vietnam

This is a travel destination which is both astonishing and cheap at the same time. For real low-cost travelers we suggest sleeping in a dorm for even $5 and renting a motorbike to travel between places. Choosing a more expensive option for travelling still will not exceed a few dollars and private accommodation can cost you no more than $10-15. If you would be hungry you could find a proper dish for $0.50 -2.

  1. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

If you love mountains, this is a place perfect for you. Apart from mountaineering, it can offer very interesting history and culture. You can find a place to sleep in a traditional yurt for only $20 which includes 2 meals. Private accommodation in the city costs more or less $15 and meals about $2.

  1. Bucharest, Romania

This is a city where you can spend days admiring some amazing old architecture and then go partying at nights. A great opportunity for those who seek something off the beaten track and cheaper than the well-known crowded destinations.

  1. Cape Point, South Africa

You look for something exotic? Visit Africa and its penguins’ home Boulder Beach and Cape Point National Park to see the amazing, unforgettable views. We recommend taking a one day bus trip there from Cape Town which costs $35 and is really worth the money!

  1. Palawan, The Philippines

This is an ideal place for those who seek something tranquil and quiet. This place can offer you gorgeous landscapes and great aquatic life to explore.

  1. Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia

Surprised that you see Australia on this list? Actually, prices of flights to Australia have gone down and the Aussie dollar is currently much weaker so it is a good time to visit this place. Burleigh is a beachside town with a lot to do without spending lots of money. The weather here is sunny for the most of the year so you can go there also out of season which will enable you to reduce costs even more.

  1. Porto, Portugal

In Porto you can visit many interesting historic monuments, churches and museums. The atmosphere of the city is really magical and special. Prices of accommodation, food or trips are affordable so you will not have to spend a lot here.

  1. Antigua, Guatemala

A great place for those looking for many cultural events and low prices at the same time. One of the biggest event in this city is Semana Santa (the biggest Easter celebration  in the world). The region of Lake Atitlan in Antigua’s neighbourhood is another place worth visiting – it is considered one of the most beautiful regions in Central America.

Easy ways to make your dream about a vacation come true

It is much easier to spend money than to earn it… Probably most of us see this in such a way. Therefore, when you start thinking of the coming summer and your desperate need for a vacation, you simultaneously have a vision of a new debt on your account. But is it necessary to stress out about the new debt so as to get your deserved time to “load batteries”? You may not realize that there are other ways. If you start saving money soon enough, you can plan quite a fancy vacation without the prospect of making another debt.

We have some tips for you:

Open a special savings account for your vacation

It would be perfect if you opened an account in an online bank. In this way your money is “safer”, because it is less probable you will take it out too soon. Remember about regular payments or just make them automatic. You can also look for an account which can offer you some interests.

Think in this way while doing shopping: less food now = more vacation money later

Something which is so obvious in theory, is actually also terribly difficult in practice. Buying additional food like sweets, snacks and other treats often costs us quite impressive sums. Have you ever thought of growing your own food? It can help you save lots of money. Then, consider buying in bulk, joining a CSA and collecting rebates.

Make additional money:

  • Using your car – if you have one, you can of course sell it. But if you do not want to get rid of your vehicle, it can earn money for you. How? For example, you can rent your car to other people, carpool or give lifts.
  • Using your house – apart from making some savings on your utility bills and other house expenses , try renting rooms of your house. Check Airbnb for example – here you can find travelers looking for rooms to rent.
  • Working more – If it is possible, you can devote some of your free time to earn some side money. The list of things you could do is quite long. Babysitting, some seasonal jobs, being a lifeguard, helping at a farm, taking somebody’s dogs for walks and many other. It is up to you.
  • With a credit card – by using a credit card which offers airline miles accumulation you can gain free flight tickets for summer.

Exchange your gym into a YouTube channel

You can consider saving on your physical activity. There are many free ways of keeping fit, like jogging, walking or just exercising in front of your laptop.

Make fortune on your stuff

You must have at least heard about garage sales. It is a good way of getting rid of some of your stuff that you no longer need and making money at the same time. You do not have to organize a typical garage sale, remember that there is the internet!