With today’s modern technology, the world has become a smaller place. Anyone with a computer or smart phone and Internet connection can book hotels halfway around the world and plan their travel itinerary in a heartbeat. And with more and more budget airlines taking on the skies, it’s really about time every one flies. When we say ‘budget airlines’, that doesn’t mean you have to suffer from bad service or cramped, smelly seats. You might be surprised at how much you can save on your airline ticket, money that you can allocate for a more worthy obsession—shopping! Here are the world’s top budget airlines in no particular order.
As the year ends, it is an inevitable fact that there will always be a question about the latest, coolest, and budget-friendliest place to explore this coming year. Swimming through large piles of updated set of information about airline prices, cultural flourishing, boom of new hotels, charts of currency, and other significant statistical data we were able to stitch the intricate list of the best budget-friendly destinations for the coming fresh year.
They are diverse in their appeal – some are interesting because of the development of unique, new attractions and some are the standard dream holiday targets that have suddenly became more reasonably priced. Its ripeness for exploration is the thing these world wonders possess in common.
The dollar has been gaining some grounds against the euro but this does not make your European travel any cheap. The airline tickets are still very expensive while restaurants, museums, hotels, and other attractions will still put a good dent on your travel budget. Here are some tips to help you stretch your travel money in Europe:
Leisure destinations over cities that cater to business travelers
If you will be going to Italy, you will most likely spend more if you opt for Rome than Florence. The same is true if you are going to Russia and decide to stay in Moscow than St. Petersburg. That’s because these cities are more of business traveler oriented. If you will be heading to cities like Paris or London that attract a good number of road warrior and tourists, try to stay in a university neighborhood or residential area where you can book affordable hotels and cheaper restaurants.
It may be among the least developed places in the globe but your wallet will complain when you travel to Papua New Guinea. Those who may know will really disagree with the title of this article. A lot of people will say budget travel in PNG does not exist.
The tourism infrastructure in this country is next to nothing and as a result only those who are willing to spend a lot. Budget travel though is possible now. Here are some tips on how you can save some money when you visit Papua New Guinea:
Skip the hotel and stay in a village home
Most of the hotels in this place cater to government travelers and the business folks. You will not find a roadside inn here which does not charge below $35. If you are on a really tight budget, you can sacrifice a bit of convenience and comfort and stay for free with a local family.
The United Kingdom is really a blatantly extravagant destination to getaway. Lodging and food are generally expensive and gas prices are constantly increasing so perhaps even going out for a good traditional road trip will be extremely getting luxurious. But don’t lose heart; you can still find some ways to spend the holiday in discovering this remarkable place in the world without having to break the bank. We have some great tips on how you can go on a UK holiday even on a tight budget:
Research, research, research!
Buenos Aires is a beautiful city in a country with a colorful history, tango, and a warm culture. The geography is also pretty flat so it is ideal for travelers who love to walk and explore.
There are tons of options for places to see and things to do in this capital of Argentina but some may not be too friendly if you have a tight travel budget. Here are some free things to do in Buenos Aires though that will not burn a big hole in your pocket:
Walking tour around the city for free
Cheap walking tours of Buenos Aires can be found for around 80 pesos while tours aboard a city bus goes for around 180 pesos. But it is also easy to find walking tours which do not require a single penny. There are local guides which will welcome you to join the group for free as their mission is to promote the local history and culture of the city.
If you are planning to backpack thru your European holiday, here are some cheap hostels that you can get for as low as £15:
The Village London, UK
This hostel is located near the London Bridge in central London. It does not come close to being a boutique accommodation but it is very cheap. There is also a comedy club nearby which attract quite a crowd. Big names of the stand up comedy scene have tried their new materials on international travelers in this club.
So you have some chandeliers, a few hops from the London Eye, and a floor for female travelers only and you have a nice sleeping quarters in zone one of London plus all the entertainment you can get for cheap.
A good chunk of your travel budget goes to transportation and accommodation most of the time. But when we review our expenses for these holidays, we find out that a big portion of your expenses goes on food. If you are on a tight budget, you can enjoy your holiday and save some money if you come up with the right eating plan.
Here are some practical tips in case you need to save some change:
A good way to save a lot money during travel is by buying food stuff from groceries, supermarkets, farmer’s markets, or from the pantry aisles of drug store chains. For just a few dollars, you can get yourself some fresh bread and a some cheese, meat, and some fruits.
If this plan sounds good to you, you need to make some plans ahead of your holiday. You can opt to bring your own utensils or more a more convenient way is just to buy disposable plates and utensils.