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5 awesome tips to save money for travel

Proper planning and adequate smartness make it easy to set up a travel fund!

If you are a travel enthusiast, then you already know how difficult it is to build a separate travel fund. While it is not easy to raise money to meet your travel needs after running daily expenses at this time of constant inflation, it is not impossible to travel to your desired destinations at least twice a year if you can save money wisely.  Today’s article covers some simple and effective tips for creating travel funds.

Decide On Your Itinerary: Before Saving Funds

Where do you want to travel? Do you want to travel within the country or do you want to go abroad? It will take less time to travel within the country, more time to go abroad.  The longer it takes, the more your travel budget will increase. Where do you want to stay while traveling? Do you prefer hotels? Hostels?Or homestays? How do you want to travel? By train or by flight?  This whole itinerary has to be charted and then budgeted accordingly. Once you have an idea of ​​the amount of your travel-budget, you will be able to focus on saving accordingly.

Unnecessary Expenses: An Absolute No-No

First you need to understand what ‘unnecessary’ costs can be. For example, if you are aware of your energy consumption, you can reduce the cost of your electric bill. Instead of booking a rental cab on the way to the office, you can use public transport. You can make lunch from home and carry it to the office, in that case you don’t have to buy lunch from outside. Once you get used to a fairly frugal lifestyle, you can easily save a lot of money on your paycheck. Then, you can save that money as your travel fund.

Make Regular Deposits To The Travel Fund: Everyday If Possible

Maintaining consistency is very important for saving money. You must consistently transfer money to your travel fund every month, otherwise your travel plans will never succeed. On-a-regular-basis, you need to save money separately for travel purposes. With this in mind, under no circumstances should travel funds be spent on any other sector.

Shop During Sales: It Is Cheap

Wait for the sales. Discounts are offered at certain times of the year, both online and offline. Take care of all your shopping needs during this time. Another good way to avoid spending extra money is to pay in cash. The availability and accessibility of UPI and other net banking services have increased the tendency of all of us to spend money very easily. So, be careful about this.

Try To Make Extra Money: On The Side

In addition to your regular office work, you can also work part-time to earn some extra cash. As a part-timer, you can get a job as a content writer, take online classes and so on. If you have good communication skills, you can be a part-time host on various weekend parties. If you have enough knowledge of music and mix, you can do DJing. This way, you can explore your hobbies as well as earn extra money.

Book in advance: Always A Great Tip

Make all your travel reservations in advance. From hotel bookings to train or plane tickets, reserve everything in advance. This will save you a lot of cash.  Another way to plan a budget-friendly trip is to choose off-season. Try to avoid peak times of the year when tourist crowds are high. Mountain tourist destinations are usually less crowded during the winter and monsoon seasons, so if you plan to travel at that time, you can enjoy the beauty of your favorite hill station at a lower cost.

Debapriya Chakraborty

Author is an aspiring creative writer, food-buff and bookworm. Loves to travel, bunks in lesser known bnbs and loves her chai more than anything else. She adds her two cents to every idea and has been a scriber for more than a decade now!
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