This sounds impossible, especially when Nomadic Matt is referring to places like Paris, Hong Kong and New York City, but with the tips that he provides it suddenly becomes possible! The greatest thing is that his basic tips can be applied to any destination in the world.
Anyone who has traveled overseas knows that the two most expensive parts of the holiday is your traveling costs and your accommodation. With the following tips you can minimize your costs and have a little more to spend on gifts and memorabilia.
Travel Costs – Points that you can earn by swiping credit cards are a great way to save. Many people think that you have to fly to get points, but there are credit cards that allocate points for a variety of different swipes and these points can be used for air tickets or a large portion of the air ticket.
Accommodation – If you wanting to spoil yourself and you have enough points left after purchasing your air tickets, you can book into a hotel. Otherwise you can rent an apartment, book into a hostel or find locals that have registered on websites that offer couch surfing.
Food – Most people want to splash out on restaurants and well known food choices, which land up being very expensive. Instead go to market stalls, have a picnic or visit local cafes that are not advertised in travel brochures for good quality food at affordable prices.
Sight Seeing – If you visiting a city where there are lots of museums find out about a pass which will cover you for all museums
for a certain number of days, this is much cheaper than paying each admission fee for each museum. Also look for places that are free to visit. Do it yourself, booking a tour might be ‘easier’ than walking around the city or using locals to direct you, but they are expensive.
Traveling is an experience that everyone wants to have, whether they have a long list of places that they wish to experience or not, the biggest drawback is money. With the tips provided you can visit the places you want to and have memories and experiences that no travel guide can advertise.