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Traveling is great for the soul, but wow, can it be hard on your wallet. Here’s how to see the world while still having a home to come back to when you return.
Look For Flea Markets
People love ripping off tourists. One of their favorite places to that is in tony shopping malls and expensive stores. So don’t go there!
Frequent Family-Run Businesses
Yes, this is a great way to save money. But it’s also a great way to soak in the local culture. If you’re lucky, maybe some old woman in a babushka will give you the Evil Eye!
Compare Fare Changes
This is, like, the most obvious advice in the world. If you’re not even going to do THIS, you’re not even trying to save. Go away! We’re offended!
Stay With Friends / Family
Be a mooch! It’s cheaper that way. Why call first? It’ll ruin the surprise when you just show up at the door. Hey, what’s for dinner?
Avoid Big Cities While Driving
Some people like burning $200 a gallon foreign gas while being stuck in traffic. Not us. Vroom vroom!
Have A Good Roaming Mobile Plan
Why? Because ‘roaming’ is a synonym for ‘traveling’. You want a good traveling plan for when you’re traveling, don’t you? Of course you do.
Go for B and Bs
That’s ‘bed and breakfasts’. They’re both cheaper and more colorful. Plus, they’re great places to meet Australians, and Australians know where to find cheap booze.
Travel With A Partner
Even if you’re ‘just friends’ (wink, wink) it’s cheaper to go with another. Everything but airfare will be cheaper.
Travel Off Season
Here’s a deep truth: off season is less expensive. And when else can you see the snows of the Amazon Basin?
Know The Laws
Your country really doesn’t want to have to trade five terrorists for your sorry self. It might just let you rot. That leaves things to your bribery, and bribery gets expensive.