Monday, 28 May 2018

Travel | Cutting The Cost Of Your Overseas Adventures


Travel is a wonderful, formative and edifying experience. It gives us a chance to reinvent and be the best version of ourselves in a new and unfamiliar place. It can give us memories that last a lifetime. It takes us outside of our comfort zone and makes us apply our creative problem solving skills and language skills as we navigate life in this unfamiliar terrain. It can be a source of either great adventure or unsurpassed relaxation, depending on what kind of travel you prefer. But while travel is many things to many people, one thing that it most assuredly is not... is cheap! Fortunately, a light piggy bank needn't curtail your overseas adventures. If you're able to put in a lot of effort and be just a little audacious from time to time, it can be easier than you might think to shave a fortune off your travel costs...


Charity Adventures
Ever wanted to cycle from London to Paris? Ever yearned to trek the Himalayas or walk the Great Wall of China? These pursuits might be daunting if you're funding them yourself, but if you sign up to one of Global Adventure Challenges' many Charity Challenges you could save yourself a fortune on the adventure of a lifetime. Not only will you save money, you'll get yourself in phenomenal shape and do a whole lot of good for a worthy cause. Saving money while doing good and getting in perfect shape?!? Where do I sign?

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Be Flexible In Your Plans
Very often flights to a certain location can vary wildly in price depending on dates or flights to different destinations at the same time of year can have profoundly different price tags. You may have a specific window within which you can travel out due to the constraints of your business, work or personal commitments. On the other hand there may be a destination on your bucket list that you absolutely have to see. Either eventuality can still save you money so long as you're able to be flexible with either time or destination. It's only those who refuse to budge on both who find themselves paying through the nose.

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Set Off Midweek
There's something romantic and fun about working through the week knowing that when you clock off on Friday you'll be jetting off to some far flung destination for an adventure you'll never forget. But as enjoyable as this feeling is, flying out on a Friday is a rookie mistake that costs new travel bugs a fortune. Very often, setting off on a Wednesday or a Thursday can save you a fortune. Not only will setting off midweek save you money, it's more likely that you'll be able to get time off work as fewer people book midweek days off.

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Try Out "Hidden City Ticketing"
Hidden city ticketing can save you a lot of money with very little effort. You see, flight prices are actually based on market demand rather than distance. Sometimes booking a longer route with a stop over may actually be cheaper than flying direct. One caveat, however, is that you will probably have to buy two single tickets rather than a round trip, since airlines will prohibit you from flying back if you don't fly for your whole journey.

 

Even if you're on a lean budget, a little flexibility or elbow grease can save you a small fortune.

What are your cutting costs travel tips?

Rosanna
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*This is a collaborative post


58 comments:

  1. i never knew about that hidden ticketing.
    thanks for sharing

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  2. I usually cut costs by not booking hotels and camping instead. I also tend to look for restaurants before I go somewhere. Thanks to that I can adjust prices and not be forced to eat in overpriced restaurants. Also I try to eat breakfests prepared by me.
    Dorota
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  3. The charity challenges is such a great idea! I might be sign up for something like that next time I travel!
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  4. Thanks for sharing this, great post!
    xx- Nina

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  5. Great post dear!

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  6. These are really good tips! Thanks for sharing.
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  7. Thanks dor the useful tips dear. Really interesting.

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  8. Thanks for sharing these tips, this is really helps - I want to travel so bad!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  9. I wish I had more tips like you! I use Air BnB a lot and try to use Yelp as much as possible. I also use a combo of flight apps!

    x,
    Chanel | Je M'appelle Chanel

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  10. These are all such great tips! Thanks for sharing.

    xx,
    Meredith
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  11. Thanks for all these great tips.

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  12. These tips are amazing, Thanks for sharing!

    x Merel
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  13. These are really good tips. We spent way too much on our holidays! 😘💞💖

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  14. Love this post - I love the tip about stopping on a longer flight, I've done that before and that's when I visited Switzerland and it was one of the nicest trips I've had - definitely to go back! :)

    Layla x

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  15. fantastic sharing
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  16. Wow! I never knew about hidden ticketing. I will definitely keep that in mind when I book my trip for Germany next summer. :)
    - Avalon from simplyavalon.blogspot.com

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  17. Thanks a lot :D

    I realy love this kind of posts :D

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  18. 'Hidden City Ticketing' is something I need to look into! Love these travel hacks, girl - where are you going next?

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  19. These are great travel tips- especially the long layover idea! Definitely good to save as much as you can on travel, so once you get to your destination you can enjoy it!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  20. I had no idea that you could save money with these simple precautions! The suggestion of hidden city ticketing is extraordinary !!
    Thanks dear!
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  21. Great tips Rosanna, I always try to be flexible with when I can travel, it can vary so much it's crazy!
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk

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  22. Being flexible is my way too. Thanks for the other tips. Helpful...

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  23. Your post is absolutely helpful,
    I had no idea about charity challenges.
    Thank you for the info :)

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  24. Que post incrível, amei as dicas.
    Beijos

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  25. checking for flights at crazy hours in the morning also helps :)
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  26. Lovely tips dear, and I couldn't agree more, especially on being flexible with your plans. As much as we want to organize everything, being spontaneous when traveling gives you more opportunities for adventure.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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