It’s a Monday morning;
You’re 13 minutes into your working day and already counting down the seconds. ⏰
You pull out your phone and check Facebook; an old friend from high school has checked in to “Athens, Greece”, accompanied by a photo featuring the biggest smile you’ve ever seen.
We’re talking ear to ear. 😁
You start to daydream… 💭
Piña Colada’s on a Peurto Rican beach. 🏝
Poolside enchiladas at a resort in Mexico. 🇲🇽
Your train of thought starts to shift back into focus as you check your bank account…
“Maybe one day”, you mumble to yourself. 😔
Not so surprisingly, the cost of travelling overseas is one of the biggest deterrents for most aspiring Aussie globetrotters.
But believe it or not, travelling overseas can be achieved even while on a tight budget.
“Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
We’ve gone ahead and put together a quick list of the most effective ways to:
Travel While On A Budget
- Travel During The “Off-Season.”
Avoid trips during school holidays or seasonal holidays; this is when the travel industry hikes up its prices to take advantage of families who can only travel during these times. 📈
Be Flexible With Your Accommodation
Trade up those expensive hotel suites for shared rooms in hostels. Sharing a room naturally divides costs amongst guests and offers an excellent opportunity for meeting new people. 🏨
Don’t Eat Away Your Cash
Cheap meals can be purchased at local supermarkets rather than at overpriced cafes or restaurants. Choose to eat out every other night as the cost eventually adds up! 🍛
Embrace Public Transport
Buses and trains are far cheaper than flying; it also adds the opportunity to experience the different landscapes from a more intimate perspective. 🚞
Make sure you pack everything you need so that you don’t have to do any shopping while overseas (besides souvenirs, of course!), and always bring a set of warm clothes no matter where you go, in case the weather takes a turn for the worst. 🧳
Have A Prepaid Sim-Card
A severely overlooked expense while overseas is the cost of using your mobile phone. If you are not prepared, you can expect to be charged up to $3 per MB of data, up to $3 a minute per call, and up to $0.75c per text. Click Here to view our entire collection of prepaid sim cards that'll potentially save you hundreds of dollars while overseas. 🤳🏼
Initially, the thought of travelling overseas on a budget may feel like you're unable to experience all that a country has to offer;
However, Budget travel may allow you to experience a country from a more intimate perspective.
Think about it;
You'll essentially be living like the locals; home-cooked supermarket meals, public transport, not splurging out on expensive restaurant meals…
Some food for thought!
Happy And Safe Travels, Everyone! 😁
Do you have any money-saving tips for overseas travel?
We'd love to hear it!
Let us know in the comments below. 🤓
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