Showing posts with label budget travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label budget travel. Show all posts

Monday, July 31, 2017

World Tour: Successful Tips for Better, Bigger and Budget Traveling

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How You Can Travel the World Cheaper, Longer, and Smarter

A medicinal therapy that has the capability to show result both on our mind and body is ‘traveling’. There’s nothing more rejuvenating and character building than traveling to new and unknown parts of the world. Solo traveling is in trend and there are several destinations around the world apt for budget travel addicts.

Autumn is nearly over, and winter’s forward marching towards us, it is that time of the year when you should probably take a break and travel the world. Consider traveling as a part of knowing who you is, if you never travel you’ll probably miss out an interesting chapter. The world is not as small as it seems, start a world tour and you’ll see places and experience things completely unheard of. That’s the beauty of traveling the world.

Ditch your regular caffeine 

The basic appeal of traveling around the world is experiencing new and exciting adventures. Always opt for places to travel that suits your taste. Only then will you be able to please your soul and do things that you fall in love with. If you want to budget travel the world, pre-plan all the activities you’re planning, make a list of the places you’ll visit, and estimate all your costs. Let’s get one thing straight; budget traveling does not include your morning coffee from Starbucks. Instead, you will go and try out different types of coffees available at the local cafes in the places you’re visiting.

Cutting down expenses 

Hotels around the world have become quite pricey, in fact is has now become impossible to get a decent hotel room for a small amount. You need big bucks for affording luxury services especially if you’re visiting more than 5 countries. Instead of living in a hotel room, try staying in hostels, camps, shared weekly pg’s etc. there are in fact rooms available in hostels available around the world where you can rent rooms for a few days at a nominal amount. Cutting down on hotel costs will help you save a lot of your hard earned cash, and you’ll be able to invest more on food and daily activities.

Local soulful food 

Food is another important and expensive item of the list for every budget traveler. Yes! Food is also the most important item on the list. You may or may not like eating but you’ll have to spend quite amount of money on food while touring the world. How to cut short your cost? Ditch the pricey restaurants; do not enter a restaurant with waiters dressed in formals. Instead, try tasting the local cuisines at small eateries and shacks on the streets. The street food around the world actually is the best way of knowing the different cultures. Every cuisine tastes different, and every dish will build a palette that you’ll love possessing.

No matter which part of the world is on you budget travel list, always save some extra money for shopping. There’s no better feeling than possessing items that you’ve collected on your tours. Decorate your living room with the items you’ve collected and experience a unique joy.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Budget Travel: How To Visit Napa Valley On A Budget

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TRAVELING NAPA VALLEY WITHIN A BUDGET


Budget travel is a trend now specifically for solo travelers. It is a cheap way to explore a place with limited money and means. There are people who would love to see the world but may not be willing to spend more than a certain amount. Though it sounds like a dream but it can be made into reality by planning a little bit ahead the trip. One can cut down their expenses in different factors where accommodation and food tops the list.

VISITING NAPA VALLEY


A trip to Napa Valley is expensive but to go there within a budget is difficult but not impossible. The beautiful valley in California is one of the major wine producing region and millions of people visit the place every year due to this attraction. Sprawling acres of vineyards, comfortable climate and verdant hills, Napa Valley has all that needs tourist attraction. Along with wine producing it offers scenic views and spicy delicacies. But accommodation, food wineries can leave a hole on your wallet. The high prices however are a proof for the fact that people are willing to spend money to enjoy. But if you need to cut down your expenses, pre-planning and a few compromises and you will make your budget travel to Napa Valley a success.

There are certain aspects of the trip that one needs to keep in mind before visiting the place, one where expenses can be cut down. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Visiting the Valley in winter and spring will help in the budget travel as these two seasons are considered off season. It is the cheapest time as the prices of the hotels drops by half making it easily affordable. Visiting in off season one may miss the grapes and making of wines but will find flowers forming a blanket over the hills giving a breath-taking view. At this time, the crowd is less and therefore more manageable making visit to the wineries more peaceful and exciting. 
  • To cut down the accommodation costs, try to stay further south in downtown Napa where you can get cheap and reasonable hotels to stay. If you are a solo traveller, camping is also an option but that would mean carrying all the equipment. Another way to avoid pricey hotels is to use Couch service which is a website connecting locals with travellers who need a shelter. 
  • Since Napa offers a lot of rich and tasty foods along with wine, one must avoid going to restaurants as they may add up really quick and you may miss your budget. Therefore, it is advisable to stick to food markets where there plenty and of course sandwich counters. 
  • Transportation can be of little problem if you don't have hired cars which is also costly. Renting a bike to explore the place is definitely an option other than shared cab rides or services. There are plenty of door to door cab services offered in the Valley. 
  • One of the major attractions is visiting the wineries and tasting wines. You may be charged accordingly or you can opt for tasting cards. Some wineries may give you free tasting if you buy a bottle or two from them.
Napa Valley is an incredible place with its own history and scenic beauty more than wineries and food. It can be a great experience but it is advisable not to visit the place alone as the costs cannot be split which is important in a budget travel.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Useful Tips to Travel Switzerland on a Budget

It is known fact that a vacation or a visit for simple tourism purpose; is a good avenue of rejuvenation, both physically and mentally, which helps in getting back to regular routine life with full of energy. These days people are more and more go for an international vacation and most of the potential traveler prefers to visit Switzerland, as their favorite destination, for its ethnic and natural attractions. The very first thing that is come to any person, who intends to visit Switzerland; is the cost of travel including all relevant expenditures, such as; airfare, local transportation, boarding, food, taxes etc., which are the most important part of any vacation. Although travel in Europe is a bit expensive, there are various ways and means, which can be of great help for traveling in Switzerland, within a low-cost and specific budget. Some of the important tips, which may be helpful in maintaining a budget travel, are as follows:
  1. There are some of the most important measures, which can be taken for budget travel and avoiding the participation in many adventure sports or activities can help the person to get into the budget and saving money for other expenses.  
  2. In lieu of having costly and affluent boarding facility, one can go for the dormitory stay, which will lower the cost of accommodation to a great extent. The Couchsurfing is also regarded as one of the major ways to get the expenses at a lower level, which is nothing but the free staying for the traveler with local residents. To get this kind of a service, one has to do some hectic exercise to find the correct and willing host for the purpose. 
  3. Like any other place; the transportation in Switzerland is a major issue and the person concerned has to make a plan for the same to save money in this segment of travel. Sometimes it is found that the cost of the travel is more than the expenses incurred in the accommodation purposes. The intercity trains are a bit costly, therefore, the ride-share is a very good option for the budget travelers. There are some useful websites, which are providing information to get a ride share partner for a specific route or distance. This kind of ride-share is always a good option in cutting down the cost of train expenses, at the same time, there are some difficulties too; one should be prepared for ride cancels, which is a general phenomenon in this kind of traveling scopes. 
  4. It can be noted that the reward points, offered by some of the hotel chains or travel companies, are of great support for a traveler to get some sorts of financial relief, which is all helpful at a destination, where the cost of accommodation is too high. Therefore, racking up some useful hotel points before the trip could be good for the person to experience the beauty of these points at the right time and at the right place.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

10 Tips to Have a Fabulous Holiday Without Breaking The Bank

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Once summer holidays and winter holidays starts people get excited and busy in making their holiday plans. Their mood is all set whether they want to go for a couple of days vacations to be away from the hustle –bustle of the city life or spend a relaxing two week holiday trip at their favourite holiday destination. For this entire holiday monetary fund’s play a very important role whether you would like to blow up your budget and return home repenting on holiday expenses. So for all these there are some tips for having a great holiday without breaking the bank.

Decide first what destination you can afford, So that you can set your holiday budget.

Always settle for a higher budget that includes travelling costs related to travelling and accommodation, shopping, eating and sightseeing.

The season you are travelling is of great importance. Make sure that while you plan your trip it should be during off season or during the week. If your book in advance and avoid weekend travelling you get to save a significant amount of flight and hotel accommodation. The best option that you have is to go for all inclusive. Doing price comparison will surely come handy.

Before you give a final go to the holiday destination, make sure you have cross checked with the airline you are travelling regarding the price. All extra prices like on board meals, baggage and credit card fees will land up being expensive later.

Make sure you are cautious about you baggage weights and documentations. Overweight and having extra bags can cause you around 100 dollars at the airport. If you lose your boarding pass it will cost you forty dollar per person with some airlines.

While on holiday don’t think of going for shopping. One should buy some souvenir of that place. If interested in buying something for friends find out first whether duty free goods are worth buying because sometimes there are chances that you may get it at a cheaper price in your own home town OR watch the items you need to gift is on sale on line or in-store, unnecessary you will be blowing up your budget.

When you have a large family or friend, buying gifts for everyone can drain your bank account fast. So consider the names for your own secret Santa. That is the way everyone still gets a gift and everyone saves a lot of money.

Credit cards are too tempting to swipe. The easiest way to stick to your holiday budget is to use the envelope method. Put the budgeted money in each envelope for different category.

THE HOLIDAYS ARE A TIME TO ENJOY WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND REMIND THEM HOW MUCH YOU CARE. THERE IS NO NEED OF GIFTING PRESENT, BUT YOUR PRESENCE IS IMPORTANT.