Travelling can be a lot of fun but at the same time can eat a big hole in your pocket too. When not planned properly, it can really become expensive, making the trip a guilt trip for some rather than a fun-filled trip.
At the same time, it does not mean one cannot travel if they have a strict budget to maintain. Budget traveling works out well too!
Here are a few ideas that can help you travel on a tight budget:
This is the most cost consuming part of your trip. First decide the mode of transport and book ahead. When you are booking flight tickets, you get them for a fraction of the cost if you book them a few months in advance.
Do enough research and find out about accommodations. There are a number of hotels, resorts, hostels and lodges that can offer you accommodation at a good price. If you are on a very tight budget and are adventurous, you can try hostel accommodation, where the cost will be less and so will the facilities.
Next is the way you are going to commute from one place to another once you reach your destination. This can be done at a very low cost if you do a good research on the various options available to you. Wondering how to travel for free? You can always hitch-hike a ride. Even if you are going to the next town or city, you can hitch a ride on one of the trucks or other travelers. This is a perfect way to travel for backpackers. It is cost effective and fun.
This is another major cost eating factor. If you are very particular about food and look for your favorite food in a foreign land, it is going to be expensive. Opt for local cuisine and go to local small eateries there. These places will provide you good food at a very low cost.