If you asked people the one thing they wish they did more often, most of them would probably say it’s traveling. We think of it as relaxation and adventure, but still, traveling is best when it’s just a little bit thought through. Here are some useful tips and tricks to keep safe, make smart choices and save money while you’re globetrotting.
Rest for the Weary Traveler
Did you know that there are plenty of options that allow you to stay somewhere for free? If you don’t mind meeting new people, you could try couchsurfing. For those who prefer not having a host, there are several house sitting sites to choose from. If you feel more comfortable paying for your stay, Airbnb is often a cheaper option than a hotel. And even if it doesn’t save you any money, you can usually get a whole apartment or house for the price of a hotel room. Finally, if your heart is set on a hotel, there are still a few things to bear in mind. Hotel rooms will generally be cheaper on Sundays. Also, certain types of hotels have special deals when it’s their off-season. Business hotels tend to be cheaper in July and August, when it’s vacation season. Beach properties will have lower prices in the winter months, or at the very beginning or end of the summer season.