Budget Travel Tips for Young Adventurers

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor August 14th, 2020 Posted in Travel Blog, Travel Blogging Tips, Travel Guides No comments

Many young individuals put off traveling until they are older because they don’t think they can afford it. However, this is far from the case. In fact, there are many great ways to save money and travel the world at the same time. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the best budget travel tips for young adventures. Sound interesting? Then keep on reading!

1. Work abroad

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If you don’t have the savings to fund your travel, then working abroad is a great option. This way, you can afford your expenses while saving at the same time. Currently, the most popular jobs for traveling include nannying, English teaching, blogging, and farm work. However, there are many different options, especially if you have qualifications.

If you do plan on getting a job overseas, you have to consider the legalities first. You will have to have a work visa and pay taxes during your stay. This is important, as you can be deported and fined without one. Make sure you check out each government’s regulations before you leave. Applying for the correct visa can take time.

There are many websites that can help you find jobs abroad, but it can also be worthwhile to ask other experienced travelers first.

2. Find cheap accommodation

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While hotels and resorts might seem like the most popular form of accommodation, they are actually the most expensive and can add up to cost hundreds of dollars. If you’re traveling on a budget, you’ll want to find cheaper alternatives so that you can save.

Hostels are a great choice and aren’t as scary as they appear in the movies. Most places offer rooms for different genders and provide facilities for cooking. If you’re a bit more confident, you might consider couch surfing, renting a short-term apartment, or staying with locals. The options are endless, but make sure you are always safe and never meet someone alone.

3. Get advice from the locals

Locals always have the best advice, so if you’re looking to save some cash, ask them about where the best free attractions are in town. From remote beaches to museums, it’s incredible how much you can see without paying an arm and a leg. These locations are often less touristy and make for an incredible experience.

On top of the best attractions, locals can also help you find the best food options. Most of the time, you can get great deals at local markets, with some street food costing as little as $1. Avoid eating out as much as possible, and stick to cooking your own meals. It’s amazing how much you can save.

4. Pack light

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If you plan to be visiting multiple countries during your trip, you want to learn how to pack light. This way, you can avoid extra baggage costs, and not worry about carting a massive suitcase with you everywhere. Try wearing your heaviest clothes with you when you are on the plane and avoid taking bulky electronics. You might even consider donating some old clothing if you purchase new things along your journey. Check out this ultralight travel packing list for more ideas to keep your weight down.

5. Travel offseason

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School holidays and warm seasons are often the most popular travel times, so if you’re planning a vacation, try and work around them. Not only will the flights be more expensive, but so will all the attractions. Traveling during the offseason can potentially save you thousands of dollars, and most of the time, the weather is still fantastic. Just make sure you do your research beforehand, and you’ll be good to go.

6. Bring along some friends

Budget Travel Tips for Young Adventurers

You might not think it, but the more friends you bring on a vacation, the more affordable it can be. By sharing accommodation, you only have to pay a portion of the cost. In some places, they even offer a discount if more people stay.

On top of this, you can all pitch in for groceries and tours, saving you extra cash. So, make sure you ask some people to tag along! The more, the merrier!

7. Take public transport

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While it can certainly be tempting to hire a car or RV, it can add up to be quite expensive. If you’re looking to cut costs down, aim to take as much public transport as possible. A lot of the time, it’s clean, efficient, and affordable. Trust us when we say it’s definitely worth it!

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By following the above advice, you can take the chance to explore amazing destinations while you are still young, without having to worry about the expenses. It might seem complicated at first, but once you get everything in order, it will all fall into place. You’ve got this!​

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