Traveling on a piggy bank budget

As long as we all can remember we have been told that travelling is the only thing you can buy that will make you richer and as shocking as it is, its true. The beautiful thing about this generation is that we are in full support of not rushing into marriages and to be a little bit selfish. Travelling not only can help you learn more about others but I think that it mostly helps you find yourself regardless of whom you are travelling with. But how can you do this when you are in a new job that is paying you crackers and cheap coffee while budgeting your drinking habits?

 

Balling on a budget is the best thing us young people can learn to do and luckily for us there are so many ways to make this happen nowadays. Between Pinterest and Travelocity making your dream vacations come true is totally possible with some preparation. The best thing I’ve personally learned is to plan in advance, the farther out you can book your rooms the cheaper you can get your flights. The other thing I’ve learned to be helpful is find out what really matters, would you rather have a comfy flight or spend the money on a hiking adventure? Also, ask yourself how much time will you spend your time in the room because this is a place where you can save a lot of money if you’re willing to have a simple room instead of an elaborate one. Lastly budgeting how much you are going to spend on food and alcohol because at the time it will seem like 10 dollars here and 5 dollars here by the end of the trip you will be 400 dollars in the hole due to just those two items. A good way to help this is to stop by a discount liquor store on your way to your hotel once you are in the city and get bigger amounts of alcohol to share with your group of people and pregame before dinners or outings that way you aren’t spending 50 dollars a drink at the bars. For food buying snacks is always helpful because then you wont need to buy as many meals while you are out and will help you be able to control how much you eat on the trip as well.

 

The other thing you can do when planning a big vacation is look for sales by subscribing to websites that may have sales on activities or explorations you are interested in as well as looking into Groupon. I personally also look into things for the next season or even summer when its winter because things are so much cheaper. The last thing that has saved many possible-boring moments was looking up cool ideas on pinterest and what to do in certain places as well as cool picture ideas so you can remember these moments forever! Remember vacations can only be adventures if you make it one!

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