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How To Plan A Budget Friendly Trip?

Explore the wanderlust within yourself without spending a fortune!

Most of us have a common intuition that planning an exotic trip is a super expensive idea that is bound to go over budget. Though in real life, things are not always as we predict. Today let me introduce you with a tried and tested smart budget planning that most users claim to be the antidote to this headache.

Choose Planning Over Rushing:

Those who travel without a plan, end up getting lost. So always withhold your spontaneous instinct and convert it into a trip plan. Begin with fixing your destination and then make a note on how long you want to spend in each destination. Keep the planning simple without being too strict with the timetable.

Booking In Advance Is Always A Must:

Be it bus, train, flight or hotel, advance ticket booking is always a cost cutter by avoiding any additional unexpected expenditure due to late bookings. Don’t forget the return tickets too.

Make Smart Accommodation Choices:

Traveling during holidays and pick seasons must be avoided and in turn you can travel just before or after those dates, when the traveling and lodging prices go down to attract customers. If possible avoid expensive hotel suites for budget friendly rooms. Sharing a room with a co-traveller though is not suggested until you are completely sure about your personal safety. Similarly, flying midweek over weekend means cheaper tickets and traveling overnight saves you a one-day room rent.

Be A Pro In Packing:

Pack everything you need to avoid further marketing while traveling. For instance, if you are at a hill station, waterproof jackets are super essentials for unpredictable weather conditions. Overloaded extra luggage is always a waste of both money and energy. Lighter the luggage, brighter your smile.

Beware Of Tourist Traps:

Wherever you go across the globe, tourist hotspots are far more expensive, be it fooding, lodging or shopping. So for any purpose, always prefer those down the sidewalk.

Buy From The Locals:

Cancel plans to shop from expensive shopping malls or famous designer showrooms while traveling. To save some extra bucks, always buy from the locals wherever you go. In this way, you will be able to contribute to the development of the local economy on the one hand, while being able to enjoy the unadulterated beauty of the native culture on the other.  Also, you can build a kinship with regional anonymous but competent traders and local residents, which you can cherish as a memento for a lifetime. Lastly, I will end by reassuring you that once you have a plan, your budget may be short and the world may be wide, but that can’t stop you from traveling everywhere.

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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