If you are someone who really wants to save money and still want to enjoy your trip, here are some wonderful tips for you.
Guest post contributed by Ruby Daub.
Money is one of the most precious things in this world, and hence you should think twice before spending a single penny. Whether you want to get a good education, buy a house, consult a skilled doctor to treat your illness or travel across the world to enhance your knowledge, you need money for everything. Therefore, spending your hard-earned money intelligently remains always important for you.
Travelling to new places to explore their landscapes, history and culture requires a lot of money and hence you should always try to plan budget trips. Before planning a trip, figure out how you can lower down your expenses and exchange money beforehand. If you are travelling from the UK for example, try converting your currency from GBP to AUD to ensure you are getting the best exchange rate. If you pay a little attention towards this direction, you will surely come to know how to have maximum fun travelling across a country like Australia in an inexpensive manner.
If you are someone who really wants to save money and still want to enjoy your trip, below are some wonderful tips for you.
Road Trips Save a Lot of Money
To explore the actual beauty of Australia, it’s better you plan a road trip. It’s a huge country, which can be best explored during a campervan or motorhome road trip. Road trips are considered as an inexpensive way of discovering the breathtaking beauty of Australia.
Rather than booking flight tickets to travel from one destination to another, it’s always better to access different places while enjoying an excellent self-drive road trip. Travelling by flight can cost you way too more money when compared to travelling by a campervan or a motorhome. In fact, road trips give an advantage of exploring the places of your choice. You can manage your time according to your requirement, for example, if you want to spend more time in a particular destination, you can do that easily. However, you don’t get that freedom when you already have booked your train or flight tickets. In this case, even if you are liking a place so much and want to spend some more time there you can’t do that because you have already spent a lot of money on your tickets.
It means, road trips are not only an affordable way of enjoying your holidays, but they also give you a lot of freedom, comfort and satisfaction.
Advance Bookings Really Help
One of the best ways of saving money while planning a trip is to book your vehicle a couple of months earlier. You can reap the advantages of early-bird discounts, which makes a lot of sense to travellers. A few things that you need to consider while booking your vehicle include its condition (check whether its brakes, tyres, lights, and steering & suspension etc., are working properly or not), facilities that comes with it and is it spacious enough for your family. If the vehicle meets all your requirements, you can go ahead and book it.
Say Yes to Camping
You can make your trip really beautiful if you take right decisions and the ability to make intelligent decisions comes either from your experience or from a deep urge to do meaningful things. Staying in hotels can prove to be highly expensive, so it’s better to set up your own camp and enjoy the freedom that comes with it. Camping is the best way to experience the beauty of nature. Nothing gives you a kind of experience than setting up a camp in the middle of a forest and waking up to the sounds of the birds and other animals.
Camping helps in bringing you close to spirituality which gives amazing satisfaction to your soul. When you go closer to nature, you experience a unique happiness which is difficult to describe in words. Whenever you feel like relaxing, you can stop your vehicle in any beautiful place and set up your camp over there, then once you are done with spending some time in your camp, you can pack up can proceed.
Stick to Affordable Destinations
Rather than picking expensive destinations stick to places that you can easily afford. Some of the most inexpensive holiday destinations in Australia include Alice Springs, Launceston, Cairns, Adelaide and Melbourne. These are the places wherein you can get cheap accommodation, if in case you are planning to book hotels. In addition to that, you can do several free activities in these holiday destinations which can keep your family fully occupied for days.
However, if you are planning to explore expensive holiday destinations like Uluru, Whitsunday Islands, Sydney, Perth, Sunshine Coast, Byron Bay and the Blue Mountains, then it’s better to avoid hotels and stick to camping. If you visit these places, what you can do is explore all the attractions during the day time and spend your night in your wonderful camp.
Pack a lot of Edibles
Another interesting way of saving money is to pack your bags with different types of snacks so that you do not have to spend more money on food. If you are travelling with kids then it’s even more important to pack a wide variety of snacks because they enjoy eating throughout the day. If your bags are packed with yummy snacks, you do not have to wait for a shop or a restaurant to buy edible items for your kids whenever they feel too hungry.
In addition to that, you can also cook the food during your journey if you want to save money and stay healthy at the same time.
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Contributed by Ruby Daub.
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