5 Hacks For The Young Budget Traveller
Passionate about travelling but worried about burning a huge hole in your wallet? One of the biggest advantages of globalisation is that travelling isn’t as expensive as it used to be. Even if you’re on a tight budget, you can still have that dream holiday of a lifetime. Here are five travel hacks to send you on your way:
#1 Subscribe to budget airlines’ mailing lists
This is kind of a no-brainer for every traveller on a shoestring budget. Forget about flying on commercial airlines and opt for low-cost carriers. You won’t enjoy the same perks but hey, as long as you get to your destination in one piece that’s all that matters right? Follow airlines like Scoot and Jetstar Asia on Facebook or subscribe to their mailing lists, so you’ll be the first to know whenever they release crazy deals at the last minute (which happens quite often). However, be prepared to fly at odd timings like 3.25am as these flights are significantly cheaper.
#2 Skip the hotels
It really doesn’t make much sense to spend a fortune on your accommodation when you’ll be out and about most of the time. All you need is a hot shower and a clean bed to sleep in, which a hostel provides. It might feel strange not having your own space but think of it as a great way to make new friends. If you’re travelling alone and worried for your safety, fret not - many hostels also have gender-separate sleeping quarters. Furthermore, hostels usually provide free breakfast (sometimes free-flow!). If you’re really on a budget, there are hostels that allow you to work in exchange for accommodation. Try websites such as Hostelworld and Booking.com to help you find that perfect place to stay in.