Travel Advice – How to Save Money on Your Next Trip

Travel Advice - How to Save Money on Your Next Trip

Most of the time traveling isn’t cheap.

That is if you want to do a ton of fun activities and to stay in nice hotels with at least a private bathroom. Of course, prices can vary a lot depending on the place you are going to and the amount of people that you are traveling with. But in any of those cases, you can definitely find a few tricks to save you a few dollars.

If you have been following me for a while you know that my best tip for saving money is doing tons of research and to book everything ahead of time. However, there are a few things that I don’t always mention that you can also do to keep on saving.

3 Tips to Save Money on Your Next Trip

Look for Discounts
Ok, I bet you are already looking for discounts and thinking that this isn’t anything new. What I don’t think you are doing is going to websites that are 100% dedicated to finding and organizing all of the discounts and coupons out there and listing them like Easemytrip discount coupons. There are discounts for everything from flights, to hotels, to tour packages.

So don’t just look at the discounts and offers at hotel pages.

Travel Advice - How to Save Money on Your Next Trip

Know When To Get The Best Prices
If your idea is to travel during the high season, it is always a good idea to start looking for tickets at least 3 or 4 months ahead. It is common to find things like flights, tours and hotels rooms cheaper.

If you don’t, this also gives you the flexibility to change the dates of your trip instead of having to pay extra because that is the one flight you need to make it on time.

Use the local Currency
The key for this one is exchanging money at a local bank, the one with the best rates that you can find and using cash for everything else.

I know what you must be thinking: “Most restaurants and shops take dollars” Yes, but the exchange rate that they use is often ridiculous! Way higher than the one that banks provide. So everything ends up costing more.

There are also places where sellers are more willing to give discounts if you offer to pay them in local currency.

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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