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My Top Travel Tips and Hacks To Save You Money!

We all know how expensive our hobby of travelling is, so here is a guide to my top travel tips and hacks to help save you money!

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Money Saving Tips and Hacks

The first hack to help you save you money is when you’re searching for airfares, make sure to turn your browser to the “Incognito’ mode to find cheaper tickets. Travel sites and airlines record your visits to them by installing Cookies on your browser. They increase the prices just because they know that you have searched for those before. Rude huh?!

Another travel tip is going on a holiday off-season will definitely save you money on airfares, accommodation, tours and possibly train and ferry fares. I’m not saying go in the winter time, but going in summer will be expensive as that’s when most of the tourists go. So look at going in spring time or autumn.

Book activities and tours in advance, don’t just randomly decide you want to go to the Colosseum as you will have to queue up sometimes for a really long time. But if you book ahead days or even a few weeks before, you will get a discounted price and you don’t have to line up in the normal queue.

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The Colosseum

You can rent portable Wifi routers in quite a few countries which is great for Wifi on the go. They are much cheaper to run than your roaming charges internationally. At the end of your trip, you can post them back before you leave the country or they have drop off stations.

Keep an eye on free entry days to local attractions, museums and galleries. Quite often on the first Sunday of the month entry is free. Check their websites.

Join a Facebook page of where you are heading to, they no doubt post daily deals.

Apps To Download

Download Viber, WhatsApp and Skype as they are some great apps that let you call, send photos and instant message for free!

While you are in Wifi range, use Google Maps to download the maps of where you are headed next. When you get there, you can use the Google Maps Offline mode to check it.

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Use Google Maps Offline

Download the HostelWorld app. This app makes it easy to book a wide range of accommodation and read the reviews on them. It also has a map to make it easy for you to find your booked place.

If you can’t afford to hire a tour guide, no problem! Just download Google Goggles on to your phone then take photos of the places you are in front of. Google Goggles will then tell you a bunch of cool facts about the area!

Download the Rome to Rio app to find out about public transportation, how to get to your destination and which way is the cheapest. And we like cheap!

Clever Tips and Tricks

Make sure to buy a portable phone charger for when you run out of battery power on the road. Just remember to charge to portable charger before you head out!

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Use beeswax to waterproof your backpack and even shoes, just rub some beeswax on them! Or you can also line your backpack with a bin liner that way everything in your bag stays dry.

Buy yourself two wallets when you travel and keep one empty in your pocket. The other wallet you can fill with your cash and cards and wear it around your neck, leg or ankle. Why you ask? Just to confuse all the scammers and pick pockets! They really annoy me!

Make sure you take a scan of your passport and all your flight documents and then email it to yourself and also take a screenshot of it for when you have no Wifi. This trick will definitely come in handy if for some unfortunate reason you lose your passport.

Last but not least, another top travel tip is to stay at a hotel or motel where there is a kitchen so you can cook your own food. You could make your own breakfast and lunch and then go out for dinner to experience the local food. Or have lunch out as in some countries lunch is their main meal of the day. Then make yourself dinner back at the hotel with ingredients from the local supermarket.

Some more tips

If you want to read reviews on hotels, restaurants and other places, you can have a look at the link here

I hope you enjoyed my guide to my top travel tips and hacks to help you save money. We all like saving money right?

If you would like some ideas on how to save money for your next trip, I have some helpful tips in my other post. Just follow this link

I’d love to know if these tips work for you or if you have some of your own travel tips and hacks from experience you’d like to share so let me know in the comments below!


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  1. Loved all these tips and they’re really helpful! This post gets me all excited to travel again xx

    1. That’s great Della! I know what you mean, i can’t wait until this whole Covid thing is over, getting itchy feet!

  2. Your list is perfect! I made a note of “incognito” and stuck it to the PC because you are so right with the greed of the big companies! Thanks for reminding me!

    1. Thank you Mihaela! Yes those flight companies can be pretty cheeky huh?!

  3. These are some really useful tips – I travel a lot and I did not even think of half of these, yet they make so much sense! Especially about browsing in incognito! Great post!

    1. Thank you! Yes it actually makes sense right?! Hope you manage to find some cheap fares next time you travel!

  4. Katrina says:

    Well informed Adrienne this is amazing. Good luck with future travel plans.

    1. Thank you so much Katrina! I can’t wait for Covid to be over so everyone can travel again!

  5. Hola,

    Really helpful tips. I also use two wallets, one for cash and the other one with my banking card. I take my credit card with me and leave my debit card behind at the place I stay. This way I can only loose one and still use the other one.
    Great website. Keep going.

    Adriana //

    1. Now that is very smart thinking! Thank you!

  6. These tips are super useful: particularly the one about the two wallets! Thanks for sharing 😉

    1. You’re welcome! Better to be safe than sorry right?! Pick pockets make me mad!

  7. Love the tips on using beeswax on the outside of your backpack and shoes. Waterproofing is so important!!

    1. Thank you! Yes it’s amazing what beeswax can do!

  8. Buying a portable charger has been a game-changer! Great list 🙂

    1. Thank you Ally! Glad it was helpful 🙂

  9. Thank you. These are very helpful tips. I really like your app suggestions. I will make sure I download them before my next trip!

    1. I am glad you like them Veronika ! Hope you find some great deals!

  10. Thank you for these hacks! Very valuable content!

    1. You’re welcome! Glad you liked them!

  11. It’s going to be great to be able to travel more freely again (and without so much worry/concerns over health, etc) and these tips will be very useful — thanks for sharing!

    1. You’re welcome! Yes I can’t wait to be able to travel and relax! I’m looking forward to travelling to Europe

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