We’ve listed some of the budget travel tips here.
The stress of planning a budget travel trip often makes people forget some things they want to take along. Though most travelers pack up days ahead before a trip in order to get everything, more often than not they still miss some things.
Based on this, many travel professionals have come up with some basic budget travel tips that can make a trip from just a mere one to a memorable one. If you’re a would-be traveler then this should be of great help to you.
Table Of Contents
- 1 Budget Travel Tips
- 1.1 1. Make a List
- 1.2 2. Learn Common Phrases of the Local Language
- 1.3 3. Get a Travel Insurance
- 1.4 4. Take More Photos Of Yourself
- 1.5 5. Expect Everything To Go Wrong
- 1.6 6. Don’t Be Shamed Into Not Buying Souvenirs
- 1.7 7. Don’t Change Your Currency At The Airport
- 1.8 8. Get Your Phones Unlocked Before Leave
- 1.9 9. Invest In A Camera
- 1.10 10. Don’t Draw Attention
Budget Travel Tips
1. Make a List
First on our list of budget travel tips is, a week or so before each trip, make a mental list of items you don’t want to forget — which I WILL forget if I don’t write them down. If you think of something, You need to write it down.
2. Learn Common Phrases of the Local Language
A simple “Please,” “Thank you,” and “I’m sorry” in the local language goes a long way.
3. Get a Travel Insurance
If you do only one thing before you leave, make it getting travel insurance. I’ve heard far too many horror stories of travelers injuring themselves in remote places and ending up in hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of debt. Don’t think that it won’t happen to you, because you know those travelers thought that, too.
4. Take More Photos Of Yourself
Photos of the beautiful places you visit are great and all, but when you get home, they’re not all that different from the ones everyone else has taken there, too. Photos with you in them are special and they’ll mean a lot more to you when you look back at them.
5. Expect Everything To Go Wrong
Nobody goes traveling and comes back without any stories of mishaps. No matter how prepared you are, at some point you’re going to get lost, get scammed, miss your bus, get food poisoning, injure yourself… the list is endless! Expect it to happen, and don’t beat yourself up when it does.
6. Don’t Be Shamed Into Not Buying Souvenirs
So many travelers preach that it’s all about experiences not possessions, but you know what? Sometimes possessions can offer beautiful reminders of the experiences you’ve had.
7. Don’t Change Your Currency At The Airport
That’s where you’ll get the worst exchange rates.
8. Get Your Phones Unlocked Before Leave
With an unlocked phone, you’ll be able to buy local SIM cards and access cheap data as you travel. Cheap data means getting to use Google Maps when you’re lost, being able to Snapchat your way around a city, and being easily contactable by your new friends.
9. Invest In A Camera
Your photos will be some of your best memories, so invest in a good camera. And, of course, take the time to understand how it works before you leave.
10. Don’t Draw Attention
People who look like they’re from out of town are especially vulnerable to crime, so try to blend in as much as you can. Choose inconspicuous clothing that won’t attract attention. Be discreet when looking at maps and approach people carefully if you need to ask for directions.