Planning a trip anytime soon? Travel is one of the major highlights in most people’s lives. We all want to do as much of it, as often. Of course, the fact that it is so expensive keeps many of us from going away more than once or twice a year if we’re lucky.
When you do go away, you therefore need to make the absolute most of it. Make sure you do everything you can to keep your trip cheap without compromising on quality, adventure, and relaxation.
Here are 3 travel hacks to get the most out of your vacation.
- Tips For Booking The Cheapest Flights
Flights are one of the most expensive factors to take into account. They may cost more than your accommodation, food, and activities put together. But did you know there are tricks to get the cheapest flights?
Start off by using Cheapflights.com. They search through all the airlines for all flights available to where you’re going and try and find the cheapest, if not most direct, routes.
One thing which prevents you from finding the cheapest flights is your location and web browser. Your browser stores information about you and airlines use that information to target prices to what they think they can get from you.
This is true of your location as well. Use Incognito mode on your browser, which will access the web without your cache or logins. And use a VPN to change your location. Read more about it on VPNbase.
- Plan Your Days In Advance
Some people plan everything about their trip beforehand, and others turn up with no definite itinerary. One of the advantages of planning beforehand is that you save money while getting to see everything you want to in the time you have.
When you get to your hotel, there will be pamphlets advertising daytrips and “specials.” When you haven’t planned anything, these are tempting as you don’t want to spend hours trying to figure things out for yourself.
But if you plan ahead, you can research everything you want to do and plan to do it your way. Rather than spending on a package that takes you to “filler” places, figure out how to get there yourself and spend however much time there suits you.
This will be all the more satisfying, as you get to appreciate the city while making your way across it yourself.
- Take Hand Luggage – Only
It comes naturally to some people, but others have to do everything they can to keep themselves from packing heavy. The truth is that unless you’re going somewhere really cold, you can pack pretty light. If you get a small suitcase and a simple backpack, you can fit everything you need into them without much trouble.
It’s especially easy when going on a beach trip, as you’re going to be taking lightweight clothes. But even if you need an outfit or two, by wearing some of the heavier stuff on the plane, you can get away with it.