8 Ways To Bring Down Those GlobeTrotting Costs

July 05, 2019

8 Ways To Bring Down Those GlobeTrotting Costs - Park Güell Barcelona
Park Güell Barcelona
It's the season where we all turn our faces to the endless blue skies and puffy white clouds and daydream where our next vacation would be. If you live somewhere that remains mostly grey throughout the year, you might be wishing you could get away to somewhere sunny or even extend that regular vacation into something longer.

Globetrotting is something that everyone should try to do at least once in a lifetime. You could experience the medley of cultures across the planet and seeing the sun setting in different horizons. That’s one of the best life experiences that you could get!

Other than a lack of sufficient vacation days from work, money could be one of the biggest hurdles when it comes to travelling. But with a little thinking outside the box, you can bypass the money issue in its entirety and see the world. Sure, you might have to change up what you have in mind for the perfect vacation, but it's worth it.

A fancy beach hotel with the infinity pool might not fit your budget, but if you’re willing to go for a more down to earth experience, then there’re ways you could make your dream of travelling come true. Here’re 8 tried and true ways to bring down your budget. Let's go!

8 Ways To Bring Down Those GlobeTrotting Costs - Open Air Bath
Open-air bath in the middle of Pacific Ocean
8 Ways To Bring Down Those GlobeTrotting Costs - Colosseum Rome
Colosseum in Rome

Save Your Airfare


Airline tickets can often be enough for someone to put their world travel dreams to bed, but it doesn't have to be a deal breaker. You can get around the high-ticket prices in many ways. For example, the credit card that you use probably has tons of travel rewards and benefits that you may not have discovered yet. Some card companies have points systems whereby you can earn points for purchases, and as you build them up, you can exchange them for miles. Another trick is to clear cookies on your computer. Your computer reads your searches and saves them, so next time, you may find that your ticket prices shoot up!

Haggle, Haggle, Haggle


There’s an art to haggling down a price. For example, when you are dealing with accommodation, you can get the price down simply by asking. If you're planning to travel for a longer duration, you might want to look for a studio apartment for rent monthly. That way, you could negotiate a lower price by paying all upfront. If you don't ask, you don't get. And that’s the harsh reality. You might get turned down in your haggling efforts, and that's okay, you can try again another time. Always smile and always keep as friendly as possible, what's the worst that could happen?

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House Sitting Can Be A Winner


There’re services out there asking for house and pet sitters, and you can find these around the world. And the best thing is that you can often earn some extra cash for doing so. Hotels can put a real hole in your travel budget. Consider refraining putting your dollars in a pillow menu and a rainfall shower, instead put them towards the travel experiences. Check out sites like this and see if you can house sit your way around the world.

Self-Cater Where You Can


All-inclusive vacations can be attractive, and it's because it saves you time from planning and having to cook or clean up after yourself. However, when you’re trying to travel around the world, you’ll need to save up for the experiences as much as you can. If you have an apartment to stay in while you travel, you might want to consider self-catering. Not only you're in control of the ingredients and budget, you can choose how extravagant or economical you want a meal to be. You can even meal prep and have them ready to go while travelling.

Use Public Transit


Renting a car can be expensive, and taking the taxis everywhere isn't always the most practical. Sometimes being behind the wheel can also take away from the experience you're having as you can't even interact with locals and your surroundings as much. A great tip that is often suggested by travel sites is to walk as much as you can. And if not, look into the public transit system or rent a bike. A lot of major cities have robust public transit system that can take you almost everywhere with ease and little cost. You could meet locals and new friends and learn a whole lot more about the city that you’re visiting at the same time.
8 Ways To Bring Down Those GlobeTrotting Costs - Kyoto, Japan
Biking around Kyoto, Japan

8 Ways To Bring Down Those GlobeTrotting Costs - Cinque Terre, Italy
Cinque Terre, Italy

Think Twice About Souvenirs


Most of the friends and families might expect you to bring home some souvenirs, especially if you are traveling the world. It's time to say a hard nope. Souvenirs could add to your cost and also weight to your luggage. And you’d want to minimize these as much as possible. When you're travelling around the globe, it’s best to travel as lightly as possible. Instead of spending on souvenirs, consider sending them a postcard instead. You could even post photos on social media to allow your loved ones to see your journey as you go.

Work If You Can


Working at a bar, serving tables and pouring coffee is one of the best ways to earn some money for your adventure to prolong the time that you're traveling. You can go from place to place, seeing the world and paying as you go. It's a great way to learn the area and get to know new people, too! Check out these 15 ways to earn money while traveling.

Get Off The Track


That well-beaten track? It's been done. There’re so many places a little outside the brochures that are crying out for visitors and therefore are less expensive to visit. You could save some cost by visiting non-touristy attractions and areas. Make a list of places that are both popular and not-so-popular so that you can get the best out of the places you visit.

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42 comments

  1. Great ideas! We travel with 4 kids so we try to travel where we have friends or we can use hotel points to bring down the cost. We also make our lunches and have breakfast where we stay.
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  2. Jasmine M.July 05, 2019

    Thanks for sharing. I'm always looking for ways to save some money, so this was super helpful!

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  3. Such a wonderful picture and amazing content. I want to go there. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. These are great ideas to save money while travelling!
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  5. Amazing photography and great ways to save, My wife and I can implement these when we start.

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  6. I always buy my plane tickets on a credit card and then do a balance transfer on another. This way I get one year to pay for it, without any interest. It's so much easier to pay for it monthly than all at once.

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  7. Skyscanner is my bestfriend when it comes to booking tickets! :D Oh, and I agree with the haggling part - it helped me save $$$ it's really just about being polite and charming. ;)

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  8. I love travel blogs and your blog is very beautiful!

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  9. Traveling is always my first Love and I always want to travel but I never get chance and resources to travel. Travel blogs are a way for people like me to enjoy travel :-) So Thank you for making such awesome blog

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  10. That clearing the cookies/history of the browser trick is a huge one. I started doing that a few years back and it was incredible how much we were saving (I had my husband also "shopping" fares to see if we got different fares).

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  11. Hi Lorita,
    You look fabulous <3 and I love all these pictures.
    Thank you for all your great tips. Those are really helpful for me because I just started traveling as a blogger. Hope to hear more great stuff from you in future, Happy blogging. :)

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  12. Traveling is a great investment. It opens your mind and heart :-)

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  13. Nice places and good advises. Love travel blogs and posts.

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  14. These are great suggestions. I have no idea about clearing the cookies on your website.

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  15. Great info! We do a lot of local travel but I hope to one day be able to take my family on worldwide vacations, I’ll have to keep some of these tips in mind so we can save a bit of money.

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  16. Nice!!! Just in time. Thanks for the tips. :)

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  17. Nice tips. Looking for a public transit system is a good idea to avoid spending loads of money on taxis.

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  18. Your picture made me miss Barcelona so much. I am pinning this to refer back to later, because there are some things I have not thought about on your list, thank you!

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  19. Great recommendations to have an inexpensive travel. I am surely going to try to apply this on my future travels and hopefully save some bucks

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  20. These are all wonderful tips. Traveling can be accomplished by all that desire to explore, just takes a bit of planning in advance to get best rates.

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  21. these are great ideas and really helpful for those of us who like to vacation! Im gonna remember these

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  22. These are great ideas! I like the term "self cater." That's what we enjoy doing. Also, it took me way too long to figure out that we don't need to bring home souvenirs for everyone in the family (10 or so gifts that no one really cares about). The money adds up fast. We still buy way too many mugs for ourselves, though -- ha ha!

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  23. It is scary how expensive travel has become, always helpful to get tips on saving and squeezing out the extra bucks where possible.

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  24. I Find very useful all your tips ..the picture of colesseo is amazing!

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  25. Great ideas. I try to save money as much as I can. Except for souvenirs. lol. I collect souvenirs Actually I have a huuuggee collection of souvenirs in my house. lol

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  26. Housesitting is a really great idea! My husband's brother has actually been doing that and he has saved so much money.

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  27. Great tips. Your article is really helpful. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Wonderful tips to save money. I had no idea about fare tickets. Completely agree if you have a longer stay, rather take a rented room and plan your own meals. Small costs add a big way in the end. And we generally tend to ignore them.

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  29. Travelling Soothes Everything <3 but choosing right place with less expensive is beyond happiness thanks for sharing !!

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  30. We usually book Airbnb and carry all the food items to prepare! This saves a lot of money.

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  31. Whenever I'm outside of the country I always take the public transportation or walk. You'll appreciate surroundings more and you'll have the change to talk to the locals.

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  32. The House/Pet sitting idea is brilliant!

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  33. Perfect timing for that post. Thanks for those great tips which I will use for my upcoming vacation.

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  34. This is what I call an insightful post! Using Public Transit and convenience make the trip more meaningful. Great post!

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  35. This is what I call an insightful post! Using Public Transit and convenience make the trip more meaningful. Great post!

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  36. Wonderful tips perfect for my travel next year! I've learn a lot for this post!

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  37. I always try to save my airfare and book my tickets in advnce. Also couchsurfing is the way to go.

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  38. Great tips. Thanks for sharing these useful tips.

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  39. Great tips! I would love to incorporate these next time when we plan our vacation.

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  40. These are such great tips! I'm always looking for ways to bring my costs down!

    Best,
    Diane

    Diane Coletta
    Petite in Paris

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  41. Travelling made easier and cheaper.Nice piece of info

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  42. Really great tips! Thanks for sharing!

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