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SIMPLE TRAVEL SAVING TIPS (PART FOUR – THE GETTING AROUND)

This next post (not as exciting as the last) but can help you save on getting around the cities/towns you are visiting!
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PART FOUR – GETTING AROUND


(i) SAY NO TO TAXIS
Obviously this depends on the country you are visiting, but a general rule of mine is to avoid taxis, UNLESS like me you have just walked to the wrong ferry port in Helsinki and have ran 1-2 kilometres with about 15 minutes to spare before your ferry departs.

(ii) USE YOUR LEGS
I am a big fan of exploring by foot. This can help save, get to know the city more by exploring deeper but this can increase journey times.
IMG_9091.JPG(iii) PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Check out the local transport networks as many countries invest in these greatly which can save you. I would even recommend this option in countries known for being expensive, as many of their public transport networks are low cost and some even free!
IMG_7894.JPG(iiii) BIKE FRIENDLY?
Renting a bike allows you to take the scenic routes and see sights you may not see on the main road helping you get to know the place better! Using a bike will also cut down on travel times greatly and is great exercise too!

No pain, no save!

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SIMPLE TRAVEL SAVING TIPS (PART ONE POINT FIVE – THE DESTINATION VIA LAND OR SEA)

So after the first post where I suggested flying to and from different cities or countries in order to save costs and see more, I didn’t actually explain how to do this.

For example this could be flying from London to Riga, Latvia but to save yourself some money you fly back to London from Helsinki, Finland. So how do you do this? when you have to travel across land and ocean?!IMG_9013

                                             THE DESTINATION VIA LAND OR SEA

(i) Still check in with your best mate SKYSCANNER!
Depending on your travel plans it could work out cheaper to fly. Many flights between countries such as Poland <-> Norway can be very low cost and sometimes under £10!!!

But if you looking to take the more scenic route and see more of a country here are the ways I try to cut costs!

(ii) Again, use comparison sites
Using sites such as GoEuro will give you the cheapest travel option for Buses, Trains and Flights, while Direct Ferries will give you the cheapest ocean travel.

I always check the actual travel lines website as well as sometimes this can be cheaper, not all bus companies are included on comparison sites and many comparison websites don’t offer Student or Youth discounts.

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Flixbus – Bratislava to Vienna = £4.99
LuxExpress – Tallinn, Estonia to Riga, Latvia = £9.99
Scandinavian Rail  – Stockholm to Gothenburg = £17
Tallink – Ferry from Helsinki, Finland to Tallinn, Estonia = £17

(iii) the YOUTH and STUDENT Option
Not applicable to those over 25/26 or people who aren’t students. But for those who this applies to, make use of this option when offered as this could save you travel costs.
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(iiii) Travel overnight
This can help you save you money on a nights accommodation and there are occasions where overnight travel can work out cheaper than travelling throughout the day.
I usually opt for the overnight option on longer journeys as this gives you more time to explore as you are not stuck travelling during the day!

NEXT UP WILL ACTUALLY BE ACCOMMODATION!

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