Travel Hacks for a Mind-Blowing Getaway That Doesn't Break the Bank

Updated: Sep 4, 2021

Getting away is fun and good for you, but it can be pretty costly. Thankfully, whether you are traveling locally, nationwide, or internationally, there are always some unexpected ways to save some money. Food and Travel Guides offers some amazing travel hacks to help you take that trip you’re dreaming about without going broke.


Guest Blogger: Vivek Mukherjee, Inspired Expatriates


Table of Content: "Travel Hacks for a Mind-Blowing Getaway That Doesn't Break the Bank"

Start with Your Phone

Saving Money When You Fly

Pack to Save


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Start with Your Phone


There are a lot of ways your cell phone can help you save big bucks on your trip.


Start by making sure your phone is up to snuff. The last thing you want is to be in a strange place and have no way to contact family and friends or not be able to access your GPS when you need it.


Then load your phone with apps that will help you make the most of your money and your adventure. Some apps help you find the best tours and low-cost attractions, connect you with public transportation, and help you save money when you eat out. It’s easy to see how your phone can be the backbone of your frugal getaway, and the key to having fun!



Saving Money When You Fly


Mention a plane ticket, and people automatically assume it is going to be a pricey purchase with at least a few surprise fees. In truth, it isn't hard to find a comfortable, pleasant flight for a sliver of what everyone else is paying—if you know where to look.


You may not mind being uncomfortable for a short trip, but comfort is much more important if you're flying across the country or the world. The problem is that business and first-class tickets are quite expensive.


The best-kept secret in air travel may be premium economy seating. A little more expensive than economy seats but not as pricey as business class, the premium economy gives travelers more legroom, a more comfortable seat, better restroom options, and other amenities.


What’s more, TaxAct points out that you can snag lower prices when you travel during less popular times and seasons.


Bear in mind too that if you use deal aggregator sites when you search for affordable airfare, you can usually tap into coupons or promotions that bring extra savings.