Some friends of mine purchased an all-inclusive tour to the Caribbean for $10,000 per person. That’s fine if you prefer your entire trip planned for you or you have the bank account balance to support it. However, by reducing costs and expenses while traveling, you’ll be abler to stretch your budget further and potentially travel for a more extended period of time. Part of Daily Scandinavian’s mission is to inform you, the reader, how to reduce your travel costs.
A short international trip can cost less than $1000 if you follow the tips we give you in Daily Scandinavian. That’s right…less than $1000 including flight, hotel, and food. The most expensive part of any trip are the flights and the hotels. Once you get those out of the way, you can choose how much you want to spend trying local food or booking local experiences. Our new series, Scandinavian Explorers, will give you hints on destinations all over the world, where you can follow our advice.
If you take certain steps, you can save a lot even before your trip starts
Luckily, you can find many ways to travel cheaper than you ever thought possible – and the good news is that you can choose to employ all the tactics revealed for you in Daily Scandinavian and travel on a student budget.
The first step to reduce travel costs and expenses is to choose a destination that is budget-friendly. There are many destinations around the world where the cost of living is low, where the quality of life and the range of attractions and activities are high. But if you have a little more money to play with, you can pick and chose the tactics that fit best with your budget and invest a little more into luxuries you are not willing to sacrifice in exchange for low price.
Be flexible on dates
If you don’t’ have to travel on specific dates, check the hotel and travel fares a few days before and after your intended schedule. I am also willing to forego first or business class in lieu of a much cheaper airfare. And I don’t need a luxurious hotel. There are, however, some parts in the world where you can choose heritage hotels, which are really luxurious – at an affordable price.
While I am willing to scrimp on flights and hotels, I am not willing to sacrifice the quality of food or wine in order to save a few bucks. That is my travel preference. We each have our own list of must-haves and not-so-necessary to have, so pick and choose cafeteria style witch techniques presented in Daily Scandinavian work best for your travel preferences.
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There is no one correct way to travel.
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How to Reduce Your Travel Costs, written by Tor Kjolberg