Growing up in a small town sometimes limits people to build dreams. For girls, getting married right after high school sometimes comes on top of the list while boys thought of earning a living so they can start to take responsibilities in the family. Sadly, studying in college or earning a degree, or even goes out of that small town where they grew up comes last on the list or not even part of the list at all.
These thoughts aren’t bad I must say. However, the world is big and it offers many opportunities for individuals to explore, to discover, and to experience. It just depends on the person if he or she is willing to take the risks and if that person is courageous enough to add to these so-called limited ideas of dreams.
To see the world seems very elusive. People sometimes tagged it as the most expensive dream. Plane tickets, hotel accommodations, food and transport expenses not to mention the souvenirs are just few reasons why traveling is sometimes branded as extravagant.
But are these enough reasons to stop oneself from seeing the world? Are these enough reasons to limit our horizon? Definitely, Not. Certainly, traveling can be truly expensive and extravagant to a lot of people. But that is if the one who plans to travel does not prepare at all. Besides, there are many promo airline fares, and tour packages nowadays that are offered to at least make those hopeful individuals who want to see new places reach one of their dreams.
So, what to we do to be able to go and see places we thought we could only see on televisions and magazines without spending too much?
First of all, Plan ahead. Nothing beats a good planning. Everything will fall back to whether or not the hopeful traveler makes a plan.
Second, check out online on advisories and advertisements for promo airline tickets. This would surely help cut the travel expenses. However, you should make sure that while there are still no promo airline tickets, one must start saving for airline flights.
Third, if you are employed, make sure to ask permission ahead. Your employer’s approval to your travel helps you to leave the country without mush hassle.
Fourth, check on hotel accommodations that are not only clean, safe, and near the tourist destinations but also affordable. This can be checked on different websites and find time to read its reviews. Also, ask some recommendations from those friends who have been to your desired travel destinations.
Fifth, have a realistic food and transport allowance and stick to the budget. Be ready to spend on food as this is a necessity. You wouldn’t want to be traveling in an empty or not satisfied stomach. On the other hand, for transport allowance, this can still be haggled. Just do the haggling respectfully.
Sixth, if you can just walk, you might as well do it especially if the places you would want to visit are near to one another.
Lastly, if it is your first-time to travel, it would be best if you do it with companions. Your friends or travel buddies would not only be there for fun but they will also serve the purpose of saving since you would be dividing expenses.
These are just some of the recommendations on what to do when you want to travel but on a tight budget. Remember, money should not hinder one from going to places. With the right planning, preparation, and strategy, you would surely enjoy traveling. Also, include in your list of dreams the desire to travel since there are many ideas on how to do it with limited resources.
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