When you want to travel the world, it does not mean that you should spend most of your savings. You have to be a wise traveller to enjoy your trips without breaking your bank. To travel inexpensively, you may want to skip going to fancy destinations and go for less expensive trips.
While you can travel to rich cities in Europe but if you are aiming to travel for a year or more and you are on a tight budget, well, you can find more countries that can allow you to travel to different great locations without actually spending a lot. Here are some things that you should consider to travel inexpensively.
Are you staying in the city?
The cost of staying in the city has a notable difference in price compared to small-town countries. Whether you are in a third world country or a developed one, the prices are always up if you stay in the city. In most cases, the rates are higher if you stay in the city like if you are going to stay in London vs Nottingham, Mumbai vs Hampi, Buenos Aires vs Cafayate, Prague vs Mikulov, Budapest vs Eger, and so on. If you want to stay mostly in the city, double your budget. Alternately, you can stay there for a few days, then move to a less crowded area.
Can you handle some inconvenience?
Along your travels, you may experience some discomfort on places where you might stay and the rental costs. You need to assess if you can stay in a room without hot water or if your room is not that comfortable.
Some ways to cut your budget for lodging include couch surfing, housesitting, and staying at a friend home. However, if these are not possible, you better make a plan. And better to test the situation if you can live without some necessities such as hot water for showers, a comfy bed, an air-conditioned train rooms and so on. If you can handle some inconveniences on your trip, then you will be able to save more.