Guest Post: The traveller’s guide to frugal living

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Travel on a budget

There are many ways in which you can save money while travelling; and we don’t just mean by sleeping under the stars!
If you’re savvy about your shopping and planning you can make your money go further, which may even mean that you’re able to go further too.
Flying
If you know how flight providers work, you can save a huge amount on probably your biggest expense. If possible fly off peak, it’s no secret that flights are more expensive in the summer and during school holidays.
If you need to travel during peak times try to book as far in advance as possible, even up to a year if you can. If you do book in advance and the price seems too high don’t be afraid to ask for a discount. One way that is becoming more popular is to “go standby”.
If you do this the airports will inform you of a seat minutes or hours in advance. If you’re free to go on that flight they tend to offer large discounts for filling their empty seats.
Shopping
When shopping for anything, whether it be flights, tents or insurance be sure to look online for the best deal. Try Netvouchercodes.co.uk to see if you’re able to get your necessities for a bargain.
Also look out for comparison websites for your insurance. Sometimes a less obvious choice may be the better deal.
Working
Whether this is to save before your trip, or if you’re planning on volunteering while you’re out there; there are many ways in which you could save money. By volunteering you could save on you food and board.
Some lucky travellers even make money while they’re away through blogging or websites. If you want to use your laptop as a source of income ensure that you set up your site before you go to make sure everything’s in place and while you’re away you can concentrate on where you are, and not your screen!

 

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  • I’m always looking for airfare promotions online, and buying is not part of my trips.
    If I can save a little, I can travel more.
    But I never save on nice restaurants (I prefer to get a simple hotel instead).

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  • great ideas and nice review

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  • Thanks for the tips! I will definitely put some of these to use for my vacations this summer! :)

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  • Great ideas….

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  • I’m going on a babymoon soon and will definitely be using these tips!

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  • Great tips. Thank you.

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  • THANKS FOR THE TIPS WILL BE NEEDING IT THIS YEAR

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  • Thank you for all the travel tips. You will make my next trip so much easier to prepare for.

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  • This year we are actually going to take a trip or maybe even two – so I’m all ears for advice!

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  • Great tip. Always can save a lot of money by being flexible with travel times!

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  • Appreciate the money saving tips!

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  • Great Tips! I am going to NYC for my birthday and lucky me it is on an off peak season. We got a GREAT DEAL on the airplane tickets :D

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  • thanks for the tips we can use it this year for our vacation thanks

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  • Thank you for these tips.I can use some of them.

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  • Great travel tips !! To bad we are traveling to Tennesse instead of where your from.

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  • I am always looking for ways to travel cheap.

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  • Love it :) Can’t wait for my next trip!

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  • Thanks for the advice! Always hard to travel on a budget but this definitely helps!

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  • Wonderful tips!

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  • Hello, thanks for the tips. This is the only way we are going to afford a vacation this year is if we do some creative financing.

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  • Sometimes when we go to a hotel anywhere for a night or so, we would take a bagel or something , oranges and fruit and cream cheese for the breakfast to circumvent restaurant fees. I think this is a neat idea. This is usually done when there is a poolside room where we can sit out of our room door on chairs and watch people swim and go on the pool slide when we eat. This is an extra idea for you to look into.

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    • Great idea!

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  • Thanks for the tips. It’s always good to have a plan to help save money while on vacation.

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  • Thanks for the traveling tips.

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  • Thanks for these ideas! I’ll be able to save some money the next time I travel.

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  • This blogging while traveling is a good idea. Look into it for next year, I should have my laptop and go in Nov. to visit my Daughter.

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  • These are some really good tips, thanks for sharing!

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  • Thank you for the wonderful info!

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  • Thank you for the wonderful tips. I will be sure to keep this article handy when I am planning my next vacation!

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  • I enjoyed reading your tips. We’re taking a trip this Spring to Florida to visit an Aunt that just turned 90. I am so looking forward to it. Hope we can use many of your tips to get the biggest bang for our buck. thanks

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  • Great tips! I will be sure to remember these and the site when we book our next vacation. Thanks!

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  • Thanks for the great tips. We will be taking a vacation this summer so I am starting to plan now. I can use all the tips I can to save money!

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