How to travel cheap and common mistakes that waste us a lot of money when traveling

Articles Aug 06, 2019 12:53

"How to travel cheap?" is a question most of us wonder, and yet we keep making silly mistakes that cost us lose lots of money when traveling!

This may sound sad, but we often try to save a lot of money to travel, only to waste a huge amount of it on completely unnecessary things. So, to travel cheap, we first need to avoid mistakes that may blow our wallet. These 4 common mistakes are real life examples for the saying, "Every mistake must be paid for."

How to travel cheap and common mistakes that waste us a lot of money when traveling

Common mistake #1: We wait for cheap plane tickets, until there's no time left and we have to buy expensive ones

This is one the most classic mistakes, especially in the case of trips that are far ahead in the future. We often think that "maybe the tickets will become cheaper in the future", and we hesitate. This situation is often encountered with month-long advance bookings. It is true that there are cases where the ticket price comes down close to the departure date, but it's very rare, so please make a reservation as soon as you could.

If you want to "hunt" cheap tickets, you should book at least 1-3 months in advance. Besides, do leave your email address to the airlines so that they can always send you information about good ticket promotions!

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Common mistake #2: We go shopping non-stop without thinking about baggage weight allowance

A very basic mistake that we make... again and again. After day after day spending money for shopping and enjoying all kinds of things, we drag our suitcases to the airport just to find out that we've exceeded the baggage weight allowance.

In order to avoid this situation, travellers should estimate the weight allowance we can use for shopping. Moreover, we should prepare a portable electronic scale to weigh baggage before the return day.

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How to travel cheap and common mistakes that waste us a lot of money when traveling

Common mistake #3: We eat at random restaurants

When traveling, if we wait until dinnertime to start walking on the street to find a restaurant, then we may get a costly but not delicious meal. In order to have the most satisfying meals, wherever we go, it is best to read the reviews beforehand. We may want to "explore", but it's not always recommended to "risk" our stomachs. In addition, remember that not every luxurious restaurant has good food, sometimes the best cuisine is in small dinner places.

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How to travel cheap and common mistakes that waste us a lot of money when traveling

Common mistake #4: We overuse our credit cards

With a credit card, shopping on foreign trips is easier than ever. But before swiping the card, remember that travellers will have to pay additional fees for overseas transactions. To travel cheap, consider carefully before using credit cards, lest not only our accounts run out of money, but also we become a debtor...

How to travel cheap and common mistakes that waste us a lot of money when traveling

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