How to travel on a budget in 2018

Many young adults aspire to travel the world and with everything being laid out in front of them on social media, it’s difficult not to get swept up into the world of travel. Travelling is expensive, there’s no two ways about it, you have to consider everything from flights and transfers, to accommodation and everything in between.


Travelling expense can be off putting to many, especially if people are just getting out of the debt of university. This is often the reason why so many graduates decide to go to work instead of fulfilling their dreams of travelling. Now, how would you feel if we told you that travelling on a very small budget is entirely possible?


Interested?… We thought so! So travelling on a budget doesn’t necessarily sound as glamorous as travelling with lots of money to spare. But, if you want to have a real authentic experience, then travelling on a budget is truly the best way to do this. You will find yourself off the beaten track, tasting authentic dishes, meating all different walks of life and enjoying every minute of it.

Work overseas:

There are lots of job opportunities overseas, such an being an au pair, a travel worker, a bartender or even a writer. This will obviously need to be considered before you embark on your travels, so that you can make the necessary arrangements before you arrive in the country. It would be a risky game to play if you decide to embark on your travels with little capital and no job to go to.


There are lots of different websites that specialise in various overseas jobs, so it’s a good idea to think about what you would enjoy doing, how long you would like to do it for and which countries you are going to work in.


If you would like to get some experience in something new, this could be the perfect opportunity and can even help your employability later in life. Additionally, this will help you to make new friends and acquaintances on your travels.

Get free flights:

Free flights, that’s absurd! You may be thinking. Well, we are here to tell you that this is extremely plausible if you know where to look. There are so many different ways to earn free flights, for example, if you sign up for a few travel credit cards, then you can collect miles and fly for free.


Through smart everyday spending, you will be able to earn lots of points and then fly for free. Of course, this isn’t without risks. It’s important to make sure that you spend wisely with your travel credit card, as this could put you in serious financial debt. Remember to spend wisely and consider all of your options before making and informed decision.

Stay with locals:

If you want a truly authentic experience, staying with the locals for free can be the best way to achieve this. For one, they don’t charge you for staying in their home and you can get to immerse yourself in the culture. Just simply bring along a travelling pillow, your toothbrush and your smile.


If this is something that you feel that you could do, then why not get in touch with the locals, there are lots of different websites that offer services such as this and you can even get to know your local before you arrive at your destination. This will help to ensure that the experience isn’t awkward, but is rather enjoyable.