Travelling on a Budget

Holidays and trips abroad can really add up. Travelling on a budget can be tough if you don’t know what you’re doing but it certainly is possible. Here are some tips for keeping your travel expenses to a minimum: Holidays and trips abroad can really add up. Travelling on a budget can be tough if you don’t know what you’re doing but it certainly is possible. Here are some tips for keeping your travel expenses to a minimum:

• Stay in hostels. Even if you get a private room, this is likely to be cheaper than staying in a hotel. If you are on a really tight budget, choose dorms.

• Make friends. If you are travelling alone, it is always cheaper to travel with other people. Hire a car together and split the cost of accommodation and food.

• Take a smaller backpack or suitcase. This will be cheaper to take on flights and you will be able to easily fit it on buses and other cheaper forms of transport.

• Research your destination. Backpacking in Costa Rica might be the dream but places like this are becoming so expensive. Find places that are still affordable.

Making New Friends Whilst Travelling

One of the best things about travelling is meeting new people from all around the world. It’s a wonderful opportunity to find out more about the world and what everyday life is like for people with very different lifestyle to you. Always take the opportunity to talk to people and be sociable.

It can be scary meeting new people at first, especially if you are new to travelling. It will become a lot easier though, as you will get much more used to talking to strangers all the time. A lot of the time, it will be a necessity because you are lost or you need some help with something, so it’s better to get used to it in a more relaxed situation.

Talk to locals whenever you can. You will meet lots of other tourists with similar ways of life but it’s the locals who are the most interesting.

Finding Accommodation on the Go

Sometimes, it is easier to just go with the flow on holiday. If you don’t have time to book accommodation before you go, you may just as easily be able to book it as you travel. You will be able to have more time to make a decision and will be able to see the place you will be staying before you decide to stay.

One of the main worries is that you won’t be able to find anywhere if you leave it to the last minute. You should be able to avoid any panic – there are lots of accommodation options that won’t advertise online. Just check that there are no special events going on in you holiday destination, such as carnivals or bank holidays, as this could make it extra busy. In these circumstances, you might want to make sure you do have accommodation booked as you might struggle to find any that is free.

Visiting Thailand – an up and Coming Destination

Thailand is a beautiful country that has a lot to offer. It is becoming more accessible than ever thanks to cheaper, more direct flights from various parts of Europe and more hotels across the country that adhere to western standards. Transport is also becoming better when you get to the country as well, making more people willing to visit.

Thailand is a wonderfully rich destination, with something for everyone. If you want the ultimate beach holiday then it is perfect for you, with stunning stretches of white sand all along the coastlines. You will be able to enjoy more adventurous travel as well, with lots of world-class rock climbing available if this is your thing. One of the best things to do in Thailand is to travel around and enjoy the beautiful sites so don’t miss out on this. Take a trip on a boat or through a national park and you might spot some animals as well.

Last-Minute Holidays – are They a Good Idea?

In most cases, people plan their holidays carefully, taking everything into account before finally settling on a destination. If you want to save some money or do something a little spontaneous, why not break the mould and go on a last-minute break? This can be a different and exciting way to travel and many people have now got used to taking advantage of the late deals that are available when going on holiday.

Why are last-minute trips good?

  • Price. The main lure of the late holiday deal is the money that can be saved. Resorts and airlines will be wanting to sell off what is left over, so they will be willing to really come down on the prices.
  • The surprise element. If you like to go with the flow, this could be the perfect holiday type for you. The anticipation of not knowing where you are going until the last minute is all very exciting.
  • Flexibility. You can book your holiday whenever you like, sometimes as soon as they day before you fly. This saves you booking a holiday that then becomes inconvenient for you at a later date once you have made other plans.
  • Time-saving. If you don’t want to spend weeks planning your holiday and trawling through different websites comparing hotels, book a last minute break and off you go!

Of course, last-minute holidays won’t be right for everyone, for every trip they take. If you are somebody who likes to plan, you could end up finding the whole experience rather stressful. You may also have less choice about where you go, as you have to choose from the deals that are available at the time. Often these will be package holiday deals that include flights, accommodation and food, so if this isn’t your cup of tea, a traditional holiday may be the better option for you.