If you are a kind of person who travels constantly, you will always be looking for some new adventures every now and then. So if you are not careful you may end up broke. Therefore, you need to find some budget-friendly tips that will help you to live your dream life as a traveler and yet save you from spending more money.
It is true that you can always travel with others, but if you want to go for a cheaper option, I would really suggest that travelling alone is the better option.
So, if you are capable enough to plan things, you can turn out to be a pretty good solo traveler.
Accommodation: Many people believe that if you are traveling alone you will end up paying more for accommodation itself. Actually, it is not true. You will be charged only based on your requirement. Most of the booking sites out there ask for details like the number of people traveling and the number of rooms needs to be booked before they provide a quote. They also have different plans for solo travelers. Many of the booking sites provide discount offers. For example, use 2016 promo code for Travelodge and get a better deal by spending less.
Another way is to call the hotel directly and tell them that a single person will be staying the double room (when a single room is not available). This way you can ask them for some discount.
If you are not having an issue staying in the hostel, then you can end up paying just for your bed. This will be comparatively a cheaper option.
In case you are planning ahead, you can check out the various deals at different booking sites and find a cheaper deal for yourself.
Transportation: Finding transportation for a solo traveler is easy compared to a group. Even if you rent a car or campervan, you can cut off the cost and end up traveling cheaper. When it comes to renting a vehicle, you will also end up with other costs like insurance, parking costs as well as gas. Still, if you are clever you can stay within the budget.
Go through all the sites online and try to get the cheapest rental possible that too with basic insurance. If you plan in advance you will have enough time to find what meets your criteria. Some of them update their discount codes weekly so you have more chance to get one cheaper.
When it comes to fuel, you need to get enough when you are driving and so you cannot directly cut down its cost. Still better search online to see where fuel is available for less and opt for that place.
Food: If you are traveling in a group, you end up preparing food together and it saves a lot of money. This is not possible in case of a solo traveler.
So if you are traveling alone and staying in a place like a hostel or a guesthouse, you will have a common kitchen out there. So you can end up preparing meals together with other people staying there once you get comfortable with them.
Another way to save money is to stay in a hotel that includes breakfast. This way you will only have to worry about lunch and dinner. If you want to go on a budget, have a proper meal during lunch and have a light snack at dinner. There are some places that provide cheap food while there are others who may cost you much. So better choose wisely. Moreover, when you are traveling alone you can have what you want and you need not to compromise for others.
So some little efforts will help you save money and stay within your budget on basic things when you are traveling alone.