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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

Hostel in Athens, Greece Athens International Youth Hostel
7.8 10
Athens International Youth Hostel
16, Victor Hugo str., 10438 Athens, Greece

Athens International Youth Hostel is a friendly, budget hostel located in a quiet residential street, close to the historic center of Athens and just 3 minutes walk from the nearest metro station. The main square of Athens, Syntagma, is at 1.5 km, while the lively Monastiraki Square is at 1.3 km. Plaka, the historic and picturesque part of Athens with narrow cobblestone streets can be reached within a 18-minute walk.

Hotel in Aegina, Greece Klonos Anna
Klonos Anna
48, Kazantzaki Str., 18010 Aegina, Greece

The family run Klonos Anna hotel is located 5 minutes walk from Kolona beach and 1.3 km from the main port of Aegina island and the center of the town. Aegina can be easily reached with a ferry boat from Piraeus (Athens), or Agistri and Methana islands.

Studio & Appartment in Lipsi, Greece Michalis Studios
Michalis Studios
Lipsi, 85001 Lipsi, Greece

Michalis Studios is centrally located in Lipsi town, just a 3-minute walk away from the port. The nearest beach is a 6-minute walk away.


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