Budget-friendly tips for the quintessential summer traveler

June 26th, 2018

Summer’s always been the perfect time for family and friends to go on an adventure. Whether it’d be a simple cross-country road trip or a plane ride overseas, it’s exciting to explore unfamiliar places and gain new experiences along the way.

But with new adventures comes the inevitable slew of hotel, food, and transportation expenses. Luckily, we’ve listed down a few ways you can stay within budget during your summer travels:


Explore other modes of transportation

When you’re in a foreign location, it’s easy to succumb to the comfort and convenience of ride-servicing apps like Grab and Uber. However, these rides come with a hefty price — one that can easily deplete your funds. A better alternative to this is exploring other means of getting around like using the subway train or renting a bike for a few days.

At first, it may seem daunting to try new modes of travel, but you’ll eventually get the hang of it. And who knows, you even end up enjoying it?


Skip the fancy accommodations

Finding a place to crash after a long day of exploring can be difficult if you’re trying to stay within your budget. Fortunately, with the availability of BnBs and budget hostels, you can now rest comfortably without breaking the bank. This’ll allow you to skip those fancy hotels for sleeping accommodations that are a bit more practical and simple.


Allocate your shopping budget

Although it may feel limiting, setting aside a shopping budget can give you more of an assurance that you haven’t spent your savings carelessly. And when worse comes to worst, it’s good to know that you have some money set aside to help get you through your travel debacle.

Allocate a portion of your money to shopping and remember to spend it wisely!


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