Top tips for travelling on a budget

Okay, I think we can all agree we love a bargain…

How about when it comes to travelling?

Get your girl gang together because these tips for travelling on a budget mean you can be sipping sangria in Spain, ASAP!

Here are a few tips, tricks and hacks that can guarantee you can snag a travel bargain.

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TURN ON PRIVATE BROWSING

Because ain’t nobody got time to pay for expensive flights.

Ensure you turn on private browsing when searching for flights.

If you’re repeatedly searching the same flight destination or dates, your computer will store this information in it’s cache. Therefore, it will no longer scrape for new prices.

PSSST…flight prices can change up to three times daily, so this tip is super important.

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USE THE BUDGET SITES

Get to your destination on the cheap, so you can use them extra dollars for fun adventures.

Check out Booking.com, Airbnb, Skyscanner, Expedia and Viator before booking.

If you’re flexible with your travel then use Skyscanner’s “everywhere” or “cheapest month” option when booking.

The “everywhere” options will suggest the cheapest location for your dates.

The “cheapest month” option will suggest the cheapest month to travel to your chosen destination.

Viola! Dollars saved.

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CALL YOUR BANK

If you don’t alert your bank that you’re leaving the country and begin deducting money in a foreign location, they will most likely freeze your account.

This can seriously put a dampener on your holiday shopping spree.

Just alert them of your intended destination before departing.

If you forget, then simply Facebook your bank and ask them to call you immediately. You should get a call within an hour.

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LIVE LIKE A LOCAL

This will have you cut costs dramatically.

Immersing yourself in the culture of your holiday destination means that you can save big bucks.

Befriend the locals, eat where they eat or consider renting and Airbnb.

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UTILISE FREE TOURS

Um, did you say free?!

Free tours of you new destination means you don’t miss a thing.

Try checking out Sandemans Free Walking Tours as the guides know their stuff and are always up for a good adventure.

This can also allow you to suss out your surroundings and help determine where you will revisit and pay an entry fee.

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By Sophia Aloui x

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