Everyone wants to live their best life. However, not many are willing to spend the money expected to live it out as they desire. Here is how to spend less while living and traveling as you please! This advice mentioned below will help you worry less and live more! Find what tips work best for you and use them on your next outing or trip!
Plan With A Purpose
First and foremost, plan with a purpose! This advice is the most important one of all of the tips on the list! I will tell you why. Planning will give you the opportunity to organize your trip and money. It is never a good idea to travel and figure things out as you go if you are trying to save. This lousy idea will lead you to spend more money on random activities and etc.. A lot of people do not know that just by planning and organizing your trip, you can save thousands.
Figure out the details about your trip. Write down precisely what you desire to do while on your trip and jot down the amount it will cost. By doing this, you will be able to spend your money only on the things you truly want. Budget your out your money needed for eating and hotel stay. It is a wise decision to implement planning into your life to save while having fun!
Search For Deals
The hardest and most expensive part of living your best life is getting to your destination. Whether driving or flying, it will cost you money that is expected or unexpected. This is just how traveling goes. Yet, there are a few ways to save on cost while commuting to your destination. Let us talk about some that are lifesavers!
First, fly during slow travel months (August-October). This will give you a chance to pay lower prices for your plane ticket(s). People love to travel in the summer, spring, and during the holidays to visit their families. So, ticket prices are higher during this time, and airports are way less tolerable as well. I suggest that you always look to see when prices are down and plan your vacation then! How easy and affordable your travel will now be just by moving the date of your trip!
Second, search for ticket deals months before your vacation. Instead of buying tickets a few weeks ahead of your trip, buy them 4-5 months ahead! If you do this, you can grab some tickets that are on sale set for your vacation date much cheaper than it would have been at a regular price!
Travel packages were created to save tourists money during their vacation. Therefore, take advantage of the bundles that are offered from companies you come across. Some travel packages may include amusement parks, food, hotel/resort and etc. Please check to make sure these offers do not add any unwanted underlying expenses and that they are not a scam but completely secure and authentic! When you have done that now you should be all set to find a fantastic travel deal!
Find packages that include resort and/or hotel, meals, activities and etc. This will allow you to pay less for your entire stay at your destination. Plus, you will not have to worry or think about all the things you will do daily on your trip because you will have planned it all in your package. This is the smartest and cheapest way to travel and save while living your best life!
This next tip will be perfect for those who are traveling with a lover, family, or friends. Split the costs! This is a great way to spend less because everyone can chip in. Meaning all travelers will save more during the trip or outing. This causes less worrying and less anxiousness when paying for expenses. You should be enjoying yourself and not feeling regretful about what you spend.
You can evenly divide the costs of hotels, gas, groceries, commutes, and etc. between all travelers present. It is great to be able to split the expenses with people so that the pressure can be taken off of you. Find a great travel buddy and save on a lot just by doing dividing costs.
Save On Meals
Meals will be where a lot of your money will go when you are having a good time. Therefore, this is an important tip to consider! Many people believe that there are not many ways to save on food when on vacation or just hanging out. Actually, this is not true. There are a lot of ways to save money while enjoying yourself. Let me tell you about them!
The simple way to save money on meals is to find restaurants that have great food but does not cost too much.
Another tip is to choose water to drink. Many do not pay attention to how much drinks rack up your bill. So, deciding to skip a drink at the restaurant will save you more than you think.
The next thing I would suggest is to skip over appetizers and skip dessert. You can easily find a cheaper option elsewhere, and
Being cautious about what you are going to order is an important tip too. If you know you only want/need to spend 20 dollars on this meal, then stay within that budget!
Another great tip is to find meal deals. Like I mentioned before, staying at resorts will save you a lot because most resorts offer free meals during your stay! You can also search around and find restaurants that have seasonal deals going on while you are in town.