Money savings techniques: How to visit 21 countries on a budget
Traveling to Europe doesn’t have to be as expensive as you might expect it to be. In fact, there are a number of ways that you can save money without missing out. As you may know, London it is a bloody expensive place to live! We found using some money saving techniques were able to afford us to live in this amazing city while being able to explore so much of Europe and Africa. During these two years we were able to visit 21 countries whilst living in London. Here are some of our top money saving techniques.
1. Free Walking Tours
While many historical sites and cities alike will offer paid tours that you can also find free tours in many cities, where you only have to pay a tip to the guide based on your experience. These free tours will not only help you save money, but provide you with more knowledge about the city you’re visiting.
2. Eat Your Main Meal at Lunchtime
To get the most bang for your buck when eating out at restaurants, head in during the lunch hours and pick from one of their lunch specials. These will almost always be cheaper than dinner options, saving you money and giving you an authentic taste of local culture. Always ask locals where they eat, as the small family-owned eateries are also cheaper and generally offer amazing home-cooked meals.
3.Save by taking the train
There are a number of ways to get around Europe if you’re hopping from city to city or country to country. Although flying is fastest, the way to save money is to travel by train. You can save the most money by taking the night trains, but if you’re willing to spend a little more, then you can also take in the countryside by traveling during the day. It can be a great way to see more of Europe for less money.
4. House Sitting
No matter where you go in Europe, the absolute best way to save money is by house sitting. Although the biggest advantage is being able to stay somewhere for free, there are a number of other advantages to house sitting as a way to travel. It can be complicated process to get started, research first and see how to become a house sitter so you can reduce your cost and have the opportunity to stay in some luxury homes!
House sitting can open up opportunities to travel to places that you’ve always wanted to visit but couldn’t afford, but it can also open your eyes to locations where you never would have thought of visiting, allowing you to experience something unexpected and amazing.
Thank you to Britany for sharing her travel tips!
Brittnay is an Aussie who lived in London for the past two years before making the move to Dublin. She managed to squeeze in 21 trips to Europe & Africa in that time (including lots of cheese & wine). Her love of travel and food is captured on The Travelling House Sitters
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