The Economic Traveler: How To Travel Without Spending A Bundle
In light of the recent state of the economy, you may be feeling like you need to scale back your finances and skip your vacation this year. You will gain some helpful insight on how to save money while traveling.
Create a packing list for your trip! Your list should be made well in advance (7-30 days) and should include all of your necessities. This way, you can avoid clutter and panic, even if you have to throw things together on short notice.
Only pack things that are necessary. You’re more likely to have your things stolen or become lost if you do not have too much. Do not bring too many pairs of shoes, as these become heavy clothing items to bring.
Check the services that are available, beforehand. Charter airlines often operate out of smaller airports; their rates, which may be cheaper than those of the bigger airlines, do not always appear when you do a rate search.
Take clothespins when you travel. Although many people do not usually pack them, clothespins can be helpful.
Trying getting in a big workout before you board the plane. Long flights are taxing on your body and nerves. You will be sitting in one spot for a long time, and this may cause back and leg cramps. This is why hitting the gym or at least stretching before boarding a flight can lessen or completely eliminate any cramps.
Taking a vacation away from your home can result in you wanting to take something from home with you. To make sure you do not bring too much, take only the toiletries you really need. Build a list that contains your daily use toiletries that you cannot get by without. Only pack the most important one.
Due to the downturn in the economy, you may feel like you should skip this year’s vacation. Use the following advice for some helpful, budget-friendly ideas that will help you go on vacation.