Many people love to travel from one place to another, whether it is domestically or internationally. Travelling has many different meanings for different people. There are actually many reasons why people love to travel to many different places. Usually, we travel to get out or escape from something, not necessarily escape, but just to take a short break and refresh our minds. Traveling that is usually referred to as ‘’getaways’’, is very much needed for everyone as we have those times when we feel so tired with work and have no motivation. And traveling could make us have better motivation and become productive after the trip, which is very effective.
Furthermore, there are people who are very interested and fascinated about different places and cultures all around the world. That is why they love to travel a lot. For them, all the moments and experiences they had is totally priceless and cannot be replaced. They are called travelers, as they love to learn, discover and explore the whole entire world. They showed us how beautiful our world is. How unique our world is. And how magnificent our world is. Try and start to travel to places whenever you have the chance, you’ll have that special feeling. Here are some life hacks for you so that you could save money on every trip.
1. Try booking tickets in the afternoon
Although, everyone knows that plane tickets are very much likely to fluctuate during the week. Most of them do not know that plane tickets do change during the day too. So here comes the hack, try to book your plane tickets in the afternoon. Because plane tickets are usually higher or more expensive in the morning as most of the business travelers book their tickets during that time. Therefore, if you want to save some money and get cheaper plane tickets, book your tickets in the afternoon.
2. You need to shop like a local
When it comes to buying everyday needs and essentials, like fruits, vegetables, coffee, eggs and etc, try to look for the nearest and closest local market in your area and immediately head there instead of you going to the nearest supermarket. Especially when you are traveling to places like Asia and South America, you’ll notice that the prices of goods in the supermarket is higher. So if you shop in a local market, it is very much guaranteed that you will find everything you need at a reduced cost and a cheaper price.
3. Use public transport as much as possible, but no taxis
Once you have arrived at the airport, allow yourself to use a taxi or order an Uber from the airport to your hotel where you put all your heavy belongings. Besides that, when you want to go to certain places, try to use public transport as much as possible since it is much cheaper compared to taxis. Taxis will for sure cost you a lot of money, start using public transportation when you travel.
4. Always remember to email yourself your passport and other personal documents
Everything might happen on your trip so it is best to anticipate and have backups of all the things that you must always have whenever and wherever you go. You will thank yourself if something bad happened like maybe you got robbed or you dropped your passport somewhere. Also, if you book any plane tickets, bus or train tickets, whether it is on your laptop, phone or another device, make sure to screenshot them when you are connected to WiFi or any internet access, so when you are no longer connected you could still access all your booked tickets. This will make your life so much easier compared to printing all the tickets which you may have a high chance of losing your tickets. Among all the existing travel hacks, you do not want to ignore this hack as this is very important in case anything goes wrong.
5. Try rolling your clothes for more space
This might be one of the simplest travel hacks out there, but this is very effective and necessary when it comes to packing. Because of this hack, you are able to pack more clothes as rolling all your clothes could really create more space in your luggage. Besides saving you a ton of space, this hack could stop your clothes from having creases and wrinkles. On top of everything, this hack is brilliant and life-changing.
6. Always remember to mark your baggage as fragile
This travel hack is a great way to make sure that your baggage is handled properly and correctly. Additionally, since you have marked your baggage as fragile, your baggage will be placed at the top out of all bagages in the storage compartment of the plane. And because of this, your baggage will be one of the first baggage to be released. Meaning, you do not have to wait for a long time for your baggage to come out. This is clearly an amazing hack that will save you time.
7. Only go to local restaurants
Always remember to just go to a local restaurant and eat local foods. Go to the places where local people usually go to eat. The reason behind this is as you got closer to the tourist area or a place that is close to a tourist attraction, you’ll be paying for more expensive food. This is not worth it as the food that you’ll be eating is most likely to be bad or maybe nothing special, and it is not the local cuisine. This is why you should only go to local restaurants that are famous among the locals. Going to the local restaurants and trying local cuisine will help you save a lot of money and allow you to taste different and new flavourful meals. You will be filled with satisfaction as you have tasted the delicacy of that place.