Travel the world on a budget

Travel the world on a budget

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  1. asoulwindow says:

    This is such a great resource. I believe in the philosophy of – ‘a penny saved is a penny earned’. The ideas you listed out are really useful. That’s how I have been able to travel so much in past decade. I have still not tried out couchsurfing though!

  2. Hope Chen says:

    Awesome post! As a college student, I’m always trying to find ways to save money when travelling. Have never heard of holiday pirates before but will definitely be checking them out! Will also be trying out the house sitting strategy for fining accommodation!

  3. All of these are solid pieces of advice and, perhaps most important, a philosophy of travel. If you are burning hot, you can’t stay on fire for long. You have to look and look again for the best deals and double check before dropping large sums of cash.

  4. yukti says:

    As travelling is high cost hobby and we really search how to save money and spend it on our next trips. Your blog helps us to save atleast some bucks. Sky scanner I will try. Also I have heard that if we delete all cookies if we searching again then also we get some awesome deals. House sitting concept is new for me and I will work on it definitely.

    • Natasha says:

      I am glad I have given you some new ideas to take away and try out. I have friends who swear by the housesitting – it is a great way to see a country for a longer period of time too, to get to know the place well

  5. These are some excellent tips.. thanks! I have never tried house sitting but would love to someday. Couch surfing is so much fun … u get to meet new people As well!

  6. Hendrik says:

    Wow that’s a pretty cool list with many good points. Many of them are even for me new, since I usually have my standardized program when it comes to travel planning. I really like Point 6 – googling airline name for discounts. This is an excellent tip, I will try this out. Thank you for sharing all these great information!

  7. There are some great ideas here, especially about airfare. The pricing for airfare seems so complicated and I always feel like I am getting ripped off so these are tips are especially useful to me. And I would have never thought of house sitting as a way to save money on accomodations. Every penny saved on these things is more money to do things at your destinations, which is really why I go places.

    • Natasha says:

      That’s exactly how we see it, we could put that cash to something really fun and exciting rather than pay more on accommodation when we don’t need to

  8. Man Vs Globe says:

    Some fantastic tips here! I always try top travel on a budget and I think the couch surfing and house sitting tips are particularly good ones! Thanks for this resource!

  9. Only By Land says:

    There are some useful tips on booking air fare and also on house sitting. What is new to me though is the boat travel section and repositioning of boats. I’ve never heard of boat repositioning or even the phrase boat repositioning and will research this as it sounds perfect for me.

    • Natasha says:

      It was new to me too, but I have heard some travel families doing it to relocate on a budget. Really great idea, kind of obsessed with landing myself one now!

  10. I try to travel on a budget and I can prove that it is possible. Excellent tips, Natasha!

  11. travellingslacker says:

    Great set of tips! Budget is the primary concern for a lot of people who want to travel. Interestingly, many don’t even realize that there are many ways to cut costs as you have suggested. This should be really useful for such people.

    • Natasha says:

      That is so true, I think it is only those who look into it and are determined to take time to learn these methods who truly learn to travel on a low, low budget.

  12. saraiaab says:

    Budget travelling tips are always welcome. There were some here that I didn’t know about. I’d love to know more about the repositioning cruise and the family that travelled from South Africa to Italy for very little – as I live in South Africa.

  13. What a fantastic list of travel saving ideas! I never thought of trying to housesit for someone while I was on vacation. What a great idea that will benefit both me and the home owner. I’ll also have to try googling for airline codes. That’s so smart!

  14. Fantastic tips! So many complain that travel isn’t affordable but it’s definitely a matter of prioritising where you spend your money. I’d love to try housesitting soon too!

  15. These are excellent suggestions. I have been thinking of house sitting for quite some time. I have checked out the trustedhousesitters website. They really have a great list. I am hesitant because of the membership fee but maybe I will think about it.

    Iza c/o Kathy James (Walk About Wanderer)

    • Natasha says:

      Yeah I think that puts off many people, but when you realise the quality of the places you are sitting, you are really saving a lot of cash overall

  16. natnzin says:

    This is such a great post! I always compare the prices on Skyscanner, too! I’ve not yet tried couchsurfing but I’m excited to try it out sometime soon. I do stay in hostels and cheap yet unique Air Bnbs to save money 🙂

    • Natasha says:

      Oh I never even thought to include hostels. We usually don’t use them because we travel with our son, feel silly leaving it off, oops!

  17. Shirley Corder says:

    Some great suggestions, Natasha. Thank you. Read this heart-warming true story.

  18. Courtney Jones says:

    This is a really great resource! I’ve read a few times that airlines sometimes charge a different price for flights bought online from various cities, so you might get a different price if you change your IP address. I’ve never actually tried it, but cool to know it does work!

    Love the tip about googling discount codes! I’ve started doing that for EVERYTHING I buy online, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how many active codes I’ve been able to find 😀

    • Natasha says:

      I have heard that too, seen people do it in posts and get a change in cost! Yeah I know right! People always share their codes online and its great to get a little bonus off the cost for a quick search! I do it for everything too

  19. Madhavi Kale Bodke says:

    Great suggestions.. I love to travel a lot…love your blog…

  20. thesecretlifeofanactress says:

    I always use skyscanner to compare flights. But i never thought of searching Google for airlines discount codes. I’ll try next time 😉

  21. Nyxloves says:

    Oh Boy! I was just booking an air ticket on Qatar airways and I read your post. BIG COINCIDENCE!
    This is such a great post…I am going to pin it to my board for future reference. I always wondered how to get the discount codes for air travel and I forgot that I should just google it. Thanks 🙂

  22. Moonstone says:

    I want to book a flight to Australia soon and this advice was very helpful. I am going to read your other post on how to get cheap airline tickets, thank you!

  23. These are excellent tips! I will for sure be giving them a try! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this!

  24. brycerae says:

    Full of information. There are so many options these days. I am determined to see the world . Many do it in their younger days. I aim to do it when my children have left home.

  25. Tina says:

    Awesome ideas! If I could travel more, I would be looking more into these!

  26. I always travel on a budget and use many of these tips. I hadn’t thought of signing up for airline newsletters though. I will have to give that a shot. Thanks for saving me some money!

    • Natasha says:

      You are welcome. I just had an Air Asia email through when I needed to book flights which saved us £18 per flight we were going to book!

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