Travel has quickly grown to become one of my favourite passions. Nothing makes me more happy then being able to visit new countries, explore new cultures and raid the supermarkets of local snacks and chocolate especially when I have got the most for my money.
But I don’t think many people realise that there are ways you can travel for cheaper and still see the world without breaking the bank.
This blog series is going to cover my tips on how you can also save on flights, accommodation, getting around and more! So that you are able to put that saved money towards future travels.
PART ONE – THE DESTINATION
(i) Travel anywhere at anytime.
Be open to countries you haven’t considered visiting. Even consider visiting lesser known cities as this can help keep costs down, give you a better experience of local culture and could turn out to be one of your favourite places! Also willing to go at anytime of the year could also save you.
(ii) SKYSCANNER is probably my best friend.
Using comparison websites like Skyscanner and Travel Republic help by listing the cheapest options possible for your desired destination from any departure airport in your country.
My preferred site is Skyscanner as it is very easy to use and USUALLY has the cheapest flights. Skyscanner include all potential destinations from your chosen departure and lists them from low to high cost.
They also offer direct and non-direct flights which can also help you save, if you don’t mind longer travel times. JUST REMEMBER TO DELETE THOSE COOKIES BEFORE BOOKING!!!!
(iii) One way tickets > Returns
Choosing to book one way tickets to/from different cities in a specific country (or even a another country) can also help keep costs down, while giving you the opportunity to explore further.
Also flying to/from different cities in your home country can help keep costs down.
THIS ALSO WORKS WITH FLIGHTS OUTSIDE THE EU
My Example – August 2017
Bristol –> Warsaw (£20 – RYANAIR)
Warsaw –> Oslo Torp (£8.99 – RYANAIR)
Copenhagen –> London Stansted (£17.99 – RYANAIR)
TOTAL 3 FLIGHTS = £46.98 !!!
My Example – Baltic Getaway January 2018
London Gatwick -> Tallinn, Estonia (£33.77 – EASYJET)
Riga, Latvia -> London Luton (£16.99 – WIZZ AIR)
TOTAL 2 FLIGHTS= £50.76 !!!
(iiii) Hold Luggage? Whats that?
Learn to pack light. Making use of an airlines cabin bag policy can help you save further. I can fit 7 nights worth of clothing in this rucksack which is well within budget airlines baggage policies.
Example of Clothing packed in this rucksack
2 Shirts, 7-10 T-shirts, 1 Spare pair of trainers or shoes, 1x Jeans, 1x Shorts, 7-10 Boxers, 7-10 Socks and 1 Towel. Room in front pocket for Charging cables and medication (This list doesn’t include the clothes I was wearing which included – T-shirt, Shorts, Trainers, Hoodie and Raincoat)
ROLL UP T-SHIRTS AND UNDERWEAR
PUT SOCKS IN SPARE TRAINERS
ATTACH HEAD WEAR TO RUCKSACK
PUT COAT OR HOODIE THROUGH BACK STRAPS
I think those are all the ways I try to save when flying to my destinations
NEXT UP: PART TWO – THE ACCOMMODATION
a d a m a r t i n b