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You don’t have to spend a small fortune to see the world. Follow these simple tips and start planning your dream vacation now.
Select a budget-friendly destination
It may already be a deal-breaker but your destination can make or break your budget too. Certain locations are more affordable to travel to than others if you consider their distance from your home, their currencies and their existing tourism infrastructure.
Developing countries like South Africa and Thailand have a very low exchange rate and therefore offer more cost-saving opportunities for travel at any time of the year. Avoid over-crowded tourist trap locations, as this is where you’re likely to be charged high fees for cookie-cutter travel experiences. Instead, select lesser known areas which are still pleasant, but may offer you more for your limited budget.
If you’re unable to afford airfare, opt for an inter-continental destination instead. If you’re lucky enough to live in an area that is often frequented by tourists, save some money and explore your own city.
Find affordable accommodation
You don’t have to stay in a hotel to save on cash. Affordable accommodation is often just an online search away. If you do want to treat yourself to a 5-star getaway, Groupon.com often offers affordable prices on hotels and accommodation. Before you go, you should also use TripAdvisor.com to research affordable experiences in your dream destination, so that you can avoid expensive tourist traps when you arrive. Have a wonderful trip!