11 Smart Ways to Save Money on Travel

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10) Get Cultured on the Cheap

Many museums, art galleries, cinemas and other cultural destinations around the world offer discounts to certain age groups, or at particular times of the week. In Europe, in particular, entry fees to museums and galleries can cost a fortune if you go at peak times and have to purchase more than one ticket. Students often get the cheapest deals, so make sure you have a current student ID. Many places also offer discounts for children or those of retirement age. Some cultural institutions offer ‘donation only’ days where you can visit by making a small donation.

It’s also worth checking out if there are any organizations, specific to the country you’re visiting, that you can join in order to save more money. For example, in the UK you can become a member of the Art Fund. It costs £70 a year, but you can visit most of the museums and galleries in the UK for free. If you’re a bit of a “culture vulture” and intend to get your fill during your stay, you’ll make that money back in no time.

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