10 Foolproof Tips to Cheaper Travel

Going on vacation without breaking the bank is possible thanks to these tips to help you travel cheaper.

Are you itching to travel but can't get relief because seeing the world is expensive? Don't worry—we have the keys to travel the planet without emptying your pockets. Although it might seem strange, there are tricks such as buying tickets in the off season or traveling at night to save you a hotel night. But that's not all!

1. BE FLEXIBLE

If you want to take advantage of the best travel deals you must have some flexibility when it comes to doing it. The best way to do this is not having dates or schedules or predetermined destinations.

2. LOOK FOR THE CHEAPEST DATES

Going around the world in low season is essential to get the best price. This period of the year goes from May to September / November without counting long weekends or holidays (dates during which everything becomes more expensive).

3. USE FLIGHT SEARCH OPTIONS

It may seem silly but, it is not. Finding cheap flights has its science and guidelines. The first thing to choose is the destination of departure and arrival and then the option to view the '' full month '' to compare the fluctuation of prices.

4. TRAVEL DURING THE WEEK AND OFF HOURS

Avoid taking a trip on weekends or starting your vacation on a Friday after work if you want to have an affordable offer. Remember that the cheapest days to travel are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, while less expensive schedules are reportedly at night or in the early morning.

5. ALTERNATIVE DESTINATIONS

It is cheaper to fly to an airport located in a province than to land on the runway of the country's capital.

6. PAY ATTENTION TO PROMOTIONS

If you want to save on your vacation, the best way to do it is to subscribe to the airlines emails, travel agencies or websites.

7. SKIP THE EXTRAS

Many times we find an airplane flight or an affordable hotel night without noticing that if we include certain things the price increases considerably. In this case, think about whether it is necessary to check in a suitcase, reserve a specific seat or add breakfast to your stay.

8. FLY WITH STOPOVERS

If you care more about money than time, consider traveling in steps. The Skyscanner website gives you the possibility to look for indirect (and also direct) routes that are usually cheaper than direct flights to a specific destination.

9. BRING FOOD FROM HOME

Normally the menus proposed by the airlines are expensive and not very good. So you can always bring food from home to put your backpack on during the trip. Of course, you have to be sure about what type of ingredients you can bring through airport security because there are often constraints based on the country and the border crossing.

10. SWAP HOMES

This is a way to save money on accommodations, to meet people and not leave your house ''abandoned '' during your vacation. This option will cost you almost nothing and you can visit a new country as if you were from the area and with all the comforts of home.

by Mariah Phillips-Gallo