the best ways to travel on a budget
The inevitable has finally happened. You’ve been dreading this day for awhile but the time has come. You’ve officially been cut off from your folks back home. No more handouts, freebies, cheques – anything. You’re officially on your own and you think that your travel plans for the summer are over. Lucky for you, you’re not alone and you’re plans aren’t ruined. Just because you can’t blow through loads of cash doesn’t mean that you aren’t able to go about your travels. We’ve all been in your shoes and we’re willing to provide a little insight on how we’ve made it through this tragic period in our lives.
Public Transportation Saves Lives and Bank Accounts
Fun fact…you don’t have to get a taxi everywhere that you go!!! It might come as a shock to some, but public transportation is actually a really useful invention that gets looked over by those with cash spilling out of their pockets. The dreaded form of public transportation is pretty similar in every city you go and with a little research, it can end up saving you some major cash that can be used toThe inevitable has finally happened. You’ve been dreading this day for awhile but the time has come. You’ve officially been cut off from your folks back home. No more handouts, freebies, cheques – anything. You’re officially on your own and you think that your travel plans for the summer are over. fuel your alcohol intake over the course of your trip – priorities. Plus, running to catch the last bus home for the night always leads to the occasional stumble and good laugh.
Stay Away From Hotels
Skip the hotel, it’s not worth it. That free continental breakfast doesn’t justify it and you would be much better off kicking it in a hostel or Airbnb. The size of your group is a good determination of whether you should grab an hostel or an Airbnb. The bigger your group is, the more likely it is you should grab an Airbnb. You’ll be able to split the cost down and typically Airbnb’s don’t mind you going over the guest limit, unlike hotels. If you’re in a smaller group with just a few mates, hostels are the way to go. It’s a proven fact that hostels will always be better than hotels no matter what. Typically you’ll end up meeting a few new pals, get a local viewpoint on the city, and most of the time you can luck out with a free breakfast to help you get back on your feet.
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Don’t Eat Out Every Fucken Meal
You can still fully immerse yourself in the culture without going out for every meal. Breakfast at an overpriced, boujie brunch spot is not going to be any better than a breakfast that you cook up at your Airbnb or hostel. When you and all your mates chip in, meals can be pretty cheap and you’ll be looking to only spend two to five euros, which sounds like a fucken deal.
We all love free shit and if you say you don’t, we know you’re lying. Look around on the handy-dandy web for free things that are offered in the city you’re headed to. A personal favorite of ours is free walking tours. Completely underrated but well worth the experience. You’ll get a first hand look at the city you’re in, learn a bit, and know the best places to head out to later at night.
The Most Obvious… Pregame
If you’re paying ten euros at the bar for a drink, you’re doing something wrong. This is one of those universal rules that should be followed forever and always. Pregame. Pregame. Pregame. Going to the local corner shop to grab that three euro bottle of wine will save you major bucks in the long run. Think about it this way, three bottles of wine at three euros will cost you a total of nine euros… and that is going to help you fuel your booze intake better than any overpriced, watered down drink at a club.
If you’re really looking to save some money while also having the best time of your life, check out our Stoke Passport which will provide four trips for the price of three! Save those pennies for things that matter, such as booze and good times.