Travelling the world is a dream many people share and few actually accomplish – not because they don’t really want this or because they’re not adventurous enough to see themselves eating street food in Mumbai, but because time and money can be quite limited for the vast majority of the world’s “citizens”.
Fortunately though, there are means by which you can dodge both the time and the money issue – and not necessarily by sacrificing your financial future or your comfort. For example, there are many ways to actually travel in luxury without spending too much money. How so? Here are some tips to keep in mind:
Hunting the best offers
Most of the times, flights and accommodation prices can be considerably lower when they are booked either very early or very “last-minute”. The most well-seasoned travellers know exactly when to make their bookings so that they maximize the savings even for the most luxurious trips in the world.
AirBNB is an excellent service that intermediates between travellers and homeowners who wish to rent their place for short-to-medium amounts of time. Why would you do this instead of staying at a hotel?
Well, it’s a lot cheaper and you can get a lot more space, comfort and luxury for less money. A large apartment can be shared with a couple of friends and it can get to only a fraction of the price a large hotel room would be. What’s even more importantly, it can help you continuously save money by providing you with a kitchen and everything you may need in an apartment, so that you don’t have to eat out, do your laundry out in town, or pay extra-money for this type of services.
Get the right credit card
Most banks have credit cards that offer flight reward points. In other words, the more you travel, the more points you will gather and the more you will be able to save on your flights – thus, affording more luxurious accommodation and more expensive location. It does sound like a great deal, doesn’t it?
Find the right timing
Sometimes, travelling off-season means that you’ll be able to score much better deals on pretty much everything travel-related. As long as the weather is not too bad (bad enough to keep you in house, that is), you will still enjoy your trip.
Also, it is a very good idea to constantly check out exchange rates and see how they change over the course of time. If you manage to buy your destination’s currency when it’s at its lowest, you’ll save tons of money you can use to “glam up” your entire trip.
Stay off the beaten track
The father you are from downtown, the cheaper things will be – but not necessarily less luxurious. There are places in the world where luxury doesn’t “live” in the center of the city only – so you can stay at a more than gorgeous Air BNB house that’s father from the beaten track, but a lot less expensive and more luxurious than anything else you would get for the money in the more touristic areas of the town.