10 Tips for Traveling on the Cheap

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6) Work out How to Get Around Cheaply

Once you’ve got your flight and accommodations set, you need to turn your attention to transportation. Most countries and cities have a number of transportation options for getting around and it’s important to work out what the cheapest method is before you arrive in order to keep your expenditures down. The most often-cited example of the benefits of pre-planning your travel is for the train system in Japan, where buying a pass online before you arrive can be up to 40% cheaper than buying it in person. There are often certain travel discounts that are only valid when purchased ahead of time and can only be used during certain off-peak hours. If you’re on vacation, you can afford to travel outside of peak times so never buy a train ticket during rush hour when they are always more expensive. And don’t even think about going to London without an Oyster card. In big cities like London, New York, or Toronto, pre-loaded travel money cards are always cheaper than using all-zone day passes.

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