Everyone loves to go on holiday and explore different places on this magnificent planet of ours. Travelling is a soul satiating and soul-nourishing thing we all do and should do for ourselves. Travelling makes us feel alive and refreshed, but it also comes at a cost.
It can be a bit heavy on the pocket to travel to all the places we want to, and as frequently we want. But there are loopholes. You can travel and still be easy on the pocket.
Here are a few mini-getaway ideas for any budget.
Look in your own adventurous backyard
There’s a phenomenal book by a brilliant author Paula Coelho called ‘The Alchemist”. In this book, the main character travels to the other end of the world to find a treasure he deeply wants.
He doesn’t end up finding the treasure and returns home. When he returns home, something magical yet simple happens. He finds the treasure, right at his home. Similar to this, explore your own town, your city, your own country.
The treasure of adventure that you are looking for can be found right where you are. We don’t explore our own countries or cities because we live there and we want to travel to other exotic places.
You can have a fantastic holiday right in your city or country and at the same time let it easy on the pocket.
Book at the right time
Most tour companies drastically reduce their prices when the date of the tour is nearing. They do this if the tour is not filled up, and they want to fill up the tour fully. So, do your own research and book a last-minute trip to get some amazing discounts.
This way, you get to go on a fun and exciting trip and save up on some of that hard-earned money. Many lavish cruises too offer some grand discounts just a night or two before the cruise leaves for a sail.
Conversely, if you book your trip a year or six months in advance, you still have access to meager prices. If you book a cruise a year in advance, you will be in a position to get some gracious early bird discounts for your trip.
Don’t follow the trend
A unique and out of the box getaway idea is to do the opposite of what everyone is doing. Wherever most of the crowd goes, that place naturally tends to be highly expensive. For example, many people travel to Paris or London. These places are some of the most expensive places in Europe.
Change the game. Play it smartly. Travel to places like Bali, Nepal, or India that are unbelievably easy on the pocket. If you are a yoga lover, you can go for some amazing yoga retreats in Bali at very affordable prices.
The stay, the food, the travel, the workshops are delicious and also easy on the pocket in places like Bali, India, and Nepal.
Couch surfing and house sitting
Another fantastic getaway would be to couch surf. Couch surfing is the idea that you go to someone’s house, and they let you sleep on their couch at a certain price, which is generally not a lot at all.
This way you can go wherever you like and save up on the accommodation cost, which is always a massive part of the travelling cost. Apart from couch surfing, you can also house sit. Often people travel and want someone to look after their pets and homes.
Be that someone. You get to stay for free; you get a kitchen to cook if the owners have a vehicle you might get that too. House sitting is one of the most ideal ways to travel, have the time of your life, and save up on the accommodation costs big time.
When you travel within the country, you can also stay with family and friends. This way, you get to save up on the accommodation cost and also catch up with your family and friends. Most relatives and friends love it when you come over, so don’t hesitate to reach out and ask for help.
Many websites aren’t that well known that offer some smacking discounts on flights to different parts of the world. Another way is to go on a flight booking website, click on the cheapest flight option, choose the closest airport to you as the boarding airport, and choose ‘everywhere’ as your departure option.
This way, the cheapest flights from all over the world will be displayed on your screen. A fun and adventurous way to pick a place you want to travel with an easy budget is to choose the cheapest flight destination.
This way, you also can get clear on where you’re going, be spontaneous, and give your money a break.
This is a no brainer and also a deal-breaker. Everything is expensive during the season time everywhere in the world. Be smart and travel offseason.
Hotels, restaurants, and most things are half the price in many destinations during the offseason. For example, the functional season in Goa, India, is from November to Feb during the winter season. This is when everything is lit in Goa, but everything is expensive.
The offseason starts from March and goes up till June. This is the summertime in Goa when it is hot, so perfect for a relaxing swim in the ocean and get some amazing discounts on the 4 star and 5-star accommodations.
Last but not least, go camping. Camping is a great way to have a soulful adventure and connect to Mother Nature while you also don’t end up spending a bomb on accommodation and food.
It is a perfect mini getaway idea for a weekend as you stay in your tent, cook on a portable stove, and have an adventure in the lap of the mother of nature.
Don’t let money be a reason that stops you from travelling and exploring this beautiful world inside of you and outside. These are a few ways, and there are many other ways to travel on any budget you might have and still have the time of your life.