Many people face the question: How to travel cheaply? I want to go somewhere, but I have no money. And they sit and envy those travelers who continue to discover new places and countries. So what is really stopping us from traveling? Is it really all about cheap travel??
The content of the article
- one 3 components
- 2 Budget travel options
The question of the lack of money is broader than it seems at first glance. The problem of not being able to travel can be broken down into three components: money, time, and comfort. Accordingly, by correctly combining these parameters, one can decrease or increase one or the other..
If you have money, then we buy comfort and go on vacation. There is a lot of time, which means there is an opportunity to go on a last minute tour, or buy cheaper tickets (you can search at Aviasales.ru and Skyscanner.ru) or last minute. Ready to sacrifice comfort, then use the listings, hitchhiker and tent.
If you still have a lot of excuses left for yourself, then try reading this - How to change your life for the better or what prevents you from traveling.
Budget travel options
Last Minute Tours
For example, if a person has a lot of time, or at least he can go on vacation at any time, then he can save a lot on the trip by buying a last minute ticket. To do this, you just need to monitor several sites (for example, www.cheaptrip.ru) for the appearance of this, and as soon as, right away, go on vacation.
Here are some examples of what I personally bought. A week in Egypt (4 stars) - 15,000 rubles for two. 4 days in Turkey - 9000 rubles for two.
Another example. A person is ready to sacrifice comfort. Then the most dear to him is hiking in the mountains, or at sea with a tent. A great budget vacation, with a bunch of pluses and costs only for travel and food. Or with low living costs, if you use the services of camping.
If you have not tried such a budget type of vacation, do not rush to turn your nose up. I, too, at first thought that this does not suit me. And as I tried, I immediately put it in priority over the rest.
Hiking trips give you the opportunity to relax your soul and recharge your batteries for the year ahead. This is especially true for all those who sit at the computer a lot. You don't have to go on a difficult hike and carry a heavy backpack..
Examples of costs - a trip to Altai - 12,000 rubles per one, of which the main one is a flight from Moscow.
Weekly trip to the Caucasus - 6000 rubles per person.
Weekly trip to Crimea - 6000 rubles per person.
Yes, we did not take guides, I have friends, and we ourselves can make a route. But now it is quite easy to find fellow travelers on a trip or hike, who can also be guides..
Hitchhiking and tent
If there is time and no «religious» prejudices before hitchhiking, then it's time to go out on the track and stop a suitable car in the right direction. This applies not only to Russia, but also to the whole world. There are plenty of examples of such travels on the forums. It is also full of information on how best to hitchhike and on which road. The most traveled place is Europe. People have proven time and again that it is cheap to travel in Europe.
If you combine hitch-hiking and a tent, then with only time and a very small amount of money for food, you can travel around almost all of Russia. Moreover, the cost of food can not be taken into account, since you still eat in your hometown, and not lobsters.
These are the cheapest travel. Not for all. But there is such an option..
Autotravel and Camping
Don't forget about auto travel and camping. They can significantly reduce the cost of your trip. Especially if you are driving a car with four or three people. Gasoline costs can be divided. Plus, the car gives you more freedom of movement..
Camping sites are different. If we talk about European, then the quality of services there may be even higher than in a cheap-cheap hotel. It's hard to say that about our Russian campsites ... But even in this case, you can pick up something suitable.
Whiskey and couchsurfing
There is also such a thing as viski. Distributed all over the world, moreover abroad than in Russia. The bottom line is that you register on the site and post a photo of your room / apartment, where you are ready to receive a person for the night. In response, you get access to the database, the same people who are welcome at home. By planning your trip in advance, and thus finding a place to spend the night, you can get a very budget vacation..
I wrote about it in detail here. Whiskey and couchsurfing - you can even sleep on a yacht.
Cheap travel and budget vacations
What we have as a result. The main thing is the desire to travel and look for options to achieve your goals. Each person can, by competently combining time, comfort and the amount of planned costs, travel around a sufficient number of places on the planet. At the same time, he can count on budget vacations and cheap travel. Yes, only fears should be left at home.
P.S. If you passionately dream of traveling, but you are not foreseen on vacation, and the salary does not shine, then it makes sense to think about changing jobs..