Modern travelling has its ups and downs. Among the biggest downs of travelling is cost! There is something to be said for getting somewhere quickly; it’s another to be overcharged for cramped seating spaces and limited luggage allowances. It’s not only the cost of the ticket or travel that is often prohibitive. Accommodations can be expensive, too.
With this in mind, here is a list of ways that you might be able to save on travel and travel costs. Some of them require not much more than a sense of adventure, while others will involve a bit more planning. Regardless, each of them will help you save, so that you’ll have more money to spend once you get to your destination.
1) Do Home Exchange
In principle, the idea is simple: two people from different places arrange to swap houses and live in each other’s home. In reality, it’s one of the best ways you can reduce your travel expenses. There are other benefits: you have freedom and privacy, and you are likely to get a better idea of how the local residents live. Home exchange is much easier now, as there are websites that help you find the swapper of your dreams. You have to be diligent and make sure you check the website many times a day, and, certain times of the year are going to be very popular, so you might have to put out your request some months beforehand. Safety and security are very important, too. Fortunately, websites, like www.homeexchange.com, provide a platform through which you can securely vet and select the people with whom you’ll be exchanging.