We often wonder if it is really possible to travel affordably, optimizing resources, and nevertheless, enjoying a great vacation.
Whether it’s a weekend, a week or a month’s vacation, there are some simple rules to follow to be able to save time and money and usually have a common denominator: do it all online!
On the web, in fact, is where you will find the best deals for traveling around, however, it is also true that often there are also nice and good scams, so is this case you need to search with caution.
We start from the flight: The main secret is to book early. Booking early, whether it’s a low-cost airline or not, there will always be a savings, sometimes even remarkable. Do not be afraid of airports that are out of the way, there is always a way to take the bus to the center of the city; to note that often the cost of these buses are cheaper when buying return tickets.
If it is not necessary to travel during the weekend, then I do not recommend it. Traveling during those days is much more expensive and often it is not worth the while for the price difference when compared to week days.
The same is also true with when reserving trains. When booking early, you will be able to ensure a high-speed trip at a very affordable price. So be smart and plan ahead.
And for the accommodation? Here too, try to book as early as possible. Most of the time disintermediation is the right way to save more. What’s this? Simple: you book directly on the hotel website, not through the online agencies. Be careful, however, when on the websites of the major OTA is written, that it is the “best price guaranteed”, it is usually true.
And then, as they all say, that all the informality of a b&b is much warmer and cozier compared to all the other accommodations. In a low-cost trip we can also include hostels, however not all cities have them, and often for a minimal price difference it is preferable to stay at a b&b, usually of a higher category.
On holidays it is often necessary to deal with public transportation, however, they do not always work very well, but do not forget to ask if daily or weekend tickets are also available which will ensure you great savings.
Even the right way, however, is part of a well organized low-cost travel. Please keep in mind that you still have the possibility to go to all the popular touristic places, not missing out on anything special, while staying a little more out of the way and saving.
Whether you are an art lover or a visitor eager to spend time at the beach or out in the sea, in both cases you will save something. The museums often allow you to buy cards that entitle you to free transportation, entrance fees at other facilities and much more. At sea, however, if you plan to go to the beach every day you can make a deal with those who manage the property, so that your long-term presence can guarantee you a bit of savings.
So therefore do not fear because traveling at the right time and making the right choices, you can enjoy the right holiday even with a limited budget.