Aside from how to have the very best experience, the thought that is uppermost in most travelers minds is their financial situation. To put it in simple terms, money means travel and therefore it makes sense to ensure that you not only have money, either from savings or work, but that you make that money go as far as possible.
There are many ways in which you can stretch your money as far as it will go so that you can have the very best experience during your time on the road. As someone who has worked hard to travel around the world, I have some tips for you on how you can ensure that you get more bang for your buck when traveling.
Benefits of Credit Cards
Credit card usage is a great way to ensure that you are saving plenty of money on the road and when used in the right way, you can greatly benefit from credit card rewards. I have a Chase Sapphire Preferred card and I use it each month instead of cash, where possible, and then pay off the balance in full at the end of the month. With the rewards that I get I can get cheap travel, free meals and plenty of additional benefits like airport lounges and priority boarding. Be careful with your credit card and make sure that you only use it for things that you would have bought anyway, assuming you do this, you can reap the rewards.
If you are going on a tour or to a particular event, you can often get much better rates if you are going as part of a group. Even if you are traveling alone, you should look out for people looking to take the same trip as you and try to buddy up in an effort to save cash.
Your priority should always be traveling and having new experiences when it comes to your money and so you should avoid wasting it on unnecessary purchases. The money all adds up when you start buying coffees and food at high prices and with just a little bit of care, you can give your cash balance a real boost. I would advise that you use a money spending app so that you can track your spends, and see where you waste it.
You should be really active online when it comes to saving money and you can use coupon sites, cheap attraction ticket sites and also the information which you’ll see in forums in order to make your trip cheaper. A prime example of this is when I went to Stonehenge in the UK last year, the entry price was $25 but someone posted online that there was a second entrance which was free of charge, immediately I saved that $25 because of the advice that I had read. If you want to save money, make sure that you are regularly online to get the best promotions and the best advice.