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5 Tips for vacations on a Budget vol 1

Around the world ● 21 October 2016
 

5 Tips for vacations on a Budget vol 1

Budget vacation

In the past, i wasted a decent amount of money, while traveling without thinking in a smart way, maybe because no one had told me how i could travel on a budget.Also, this is why i was always expecting to have a good amount of savings before i even had to thing of my next destination.

Here are some tips, coming from my traveling experience, which really helped me to save money and be able to travel more without being miserable about my economic situation.

1. Always consider the transportation cost. Book as earlier as possible your tickets, a last minute booking is always the most expensive choice. Also consider the choice of traveling by train in places where it is possible, since it might be the cheapest choice of transportation. Especially if you are in your early twenties and you are traveling around Europe, Interrail is a low budget transportation which will allow you to explore all the continent.

2. In case you are going to book an airticket you should always be careful about the "hidden" taxes and the extra charges (for example the charge for every extra ba except the hand luggage) So always check the small letters. Also the very low cost tickets are not flexible when it comes to changing dates, so better choose the semi-flex tickets just in case there is a change in your plans, so not to lose your money.
3. Another way to find cheap air tickets is to choose a non-direct flight . Some of these flights , sometimes have 24 hours wait, which means that you will be able to have a taste of another destination until the time the flight to your main destination is departing.

Hostel in Athens

4. Keep in mind that you will need to sacrifice some of your comfort, since most low budget flights depart really early in the morning, at dawn. If you want to travel the time that best suits you, be ready to put your hand in the wallet.
5. Leave your privacy back home. Consider on staying at a shared dorm in a decent hostel. You are going to save a serious amount of money. Another option would be to book a private room which still would cost seriously cheaper in a hostel than in a hotel.

Save some time to read vol2 with more tips for Vacations on a Budget

Where to Stay

Pansion in Arachova, Greece Arahova Pansion
Arahova Pansion
Agiou Georgiou, 32004 Arachova, Greece

Arahova Pansion is located in the village of Arachova. It is 7 km away from Parnassus.

Appartment in Agios Nikolaos, Greece Villa Minoas Apartments & Studios
Villa Minoas Apartments & Studios
Istron, 72100 Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Villa Minoas Apartments is located in the beautiful village of Istron, close to the sandy beaches of Agios Panteleimon, Golden Beach and Karavostasi, which are all accessible within a 10-minute walk. The lively town of Agios Nikolaos and the port with a ferry connection to Piraeus, Athens are at 12 km. Nikos Kazantzakis international airport in Heaklion is 70 km away.

Boutique Hotel in Samos, Greece Sunrise Beach Hotel
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Sunrise Beach Hotel
Kokkari, 83100 Samos, Greece

Sunrise Beach Hotel is located in the fishing village of Kokkari, just a 2-minute walk from Lemonakia beach. Vathi town and port is is 10 km away. Samos International Airport is 17.6 km away.


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