How To Save Money While Traveling- Cheap Accommodation
How To Save Money While Traveling
Are you wanting to go on a holiday overseas or even in your own country yet hesitate because of the expense involved getting to your destination, accommodation - food - sightseeing and more ?
One of the best ways to save while traveling is on accommodation as most of the time we want to be out exploring the area & only use the accommodation to sleep so why pay a fortune on expensive hotels ?
Save your money for sightseeing and trying new cuisine as you travel and learn the best ways to travel cheap !
We are planning a trip around Europe and Britain next year so will be doing a lot of research on
How To Save Money While Traveling and will pass on what information I come up with to you as we want to keep accommodation costs to a minimum where possible .
Save while traveling
Watch out for Airfare Sales , Cheapest flights to save on your airfares .
Visit the visitor centre for free maps , find out about free concerts / free buses etc in the places you visit .
Check for bus /train/city passes to save money .
Travel light so you don't get charged for extra luggage .
Where possible use a refillable bottle for water rather than buying water all the time .
Buy rolls & filling & make your own lunch /dinner where you can
When eating out watch for lunchtime specials rather than dinner .
Have a picnic , bring your own wine & food , save a fortune on drinks while still enjoying the scenery .
Buy books at an op shop rather than new every time then swap books / magazines as you travel .
Camp In My Garden
I came across a site called "Camp in my garden " where you can camp in someones front or back yard from 3 pound /$6 a night per person which is great when the weather is reasonable !
What we love about it is that we don't have to carry a tent with us as so many have the tents already there so if you love camping this is well worth checking out !
There are Camping gardens across Europe and Britain , some are in the cities, others are by streams in the countryside .
Camp In My Garden
- Making camping eventful - Campinmygarden.com
Whether you are looking for a break at home or abroad, in the country or in a city, near an event or as far away as you can get from any events… our garden owners are waiting to welcome you.
With Airbnb you can save on accommodation around the world with rooms starting from just $10 a night as well as make money from home renting out a spare roon or just referring others that take advantage of the site .
There is also unique accommodation available so there is something to suit all budgets as you travel from a treehouse to beautiful apartments .
We used Airbnb in London to save on accommodation . It was a nice home by transport , a few shops nearby and low price which we reccommend if you are looking for cheap accommodation in London.
Accomodation from $10 a night
- Vacation rentals, private rooms, sublets by the night - Accommodations on Airbnb
Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 19,000 cities and 192 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetise their extr
Mary Pool - Free Camping
Free Camping and best ways to travel cheap
If you are planning to travel around Australia keep in mind that there are free camping sites as you travel where you can chill out by a river or in the country and enjoy nature at its best .
Some free camping sites even provide firewood so you can cook your meals on an open fire !
You can't get any cheaper than free !
Only camp where it is obviously OK to do so and leave it tidy as some free camps are being shut down due to inconsiderate campers & make sure you put fires out before leaving .
Volunteer Overseas/ Stay at an Organic farm in Ireland
If you are one of the many caring people that enjoy helping others then there is plenty of opportunities to volunteer worldwide and one of the benefits apart from providing your help is free accommodation.
Help is needed in many countries from private people wanting help in their accommodation or farms to groups like Red Cross asking for workers for orphanages or building /sustainable projects./
To help on a farm & have free accommodation while traveling try this site http://www.wwoof.org/
We stayed at a lovely organic farm in Ireland with amazing views , Public transport close by and not far from Dublin. The accommodation is lovely and the owner Paddy Byrne is friendly and easy to get on with . Paddy's details are on the woof site to book for a stay.
I have been to Verbier in Switzerland on a paid trip as a Nanny so why not check out Nanny wanted ads for people needing Nannies overseas if you have the experience needed .
You can also get live in Nanny jobs where you have a room or flat free of charge + pay & time to explore on your time off !
I was paid to visit the Millenium Dome / Travel to York and have a few days up there / A day trip to France with a 10 yr old boy and much much more !
Make sure you have checkable references and the appropriate visa for working .
If you prefer not to work with children there are other live in jobs available such as bar work-
Chalet cleaning in Europe
Working in Ski fields
Work on a cruise ship .....