Whenever anyone starts to plan a trip abroad they start to run into issues regarding how to get from place to place without breaking the bank. It’s no surprise that actually getting around is one of the most expensive aspects of hitting the road, but it doesn’t have to be so. Check out the below run down on a couple of great ways to get heavily discounted or even free travel! That’s right! Free! Travelling has never been better now that there are free ways to get the most out of hitting the road, so make sure you have a pen handy to record some of these great tips.
Trade In Those Card Rewards
There are literally dozens of ways to build up reward points, miles and more to exchange for things like flights, hotel stays, or goodies like purses, handbags, shoes and more. Depending on your preferences and shopping habits, you can really build up points and miles quickly, especially if you open new accounts on different cards. You can check out UpgradedPoints.com for ways to get the most out of these reward and benefit programs and gives you information on the best cards and programs to help you make the most of your credit cards, balance transfers and reward programs in general.
Consider CouchSurfing or Night Swapping
Couchsurfing is a great way to not only make your travel cheaper, but also meet locals or other travellers and exchange stories, culture and more. It’s a great way to meet new friends or just generally get to know the people in the area you’re in. Night Swapping is similar to Air Bnb in the sense that you purchase credits towards night stays in people’s homes (or sometimes hotels) and every time you stay you get credits towards new stays. Likewise, you can always also use rewards toward hotel stays in exchange for your points or miles, while getting more points or miles when you stay too.
Hitching, Ride Share and Other Transport Options
Hitching rides and ride sharing are hugely popular around the world these days, and many travellers have done it at least once or twice (sometimes they have even traversed whole continents by thumb!). Websites like HitchWiki are a great source for people looking to hitch and get free or discounted rides, while getting some information about the area and how to hitch correctly for maximum success while staying safe. There are likewise dozens of rideshare websites out there now – especially throughout places like Europe or North America where people can help by offering rides to other travellers or strangers in general, helping to drive travelling costs down further.
So there you have a couple great ways to help you cut costs on your next amazing trip. With so many ways to save money across the board, whether it’s in dining out, hotel stays, getting around or even flights, there’s been no better time than now to hit the road to experience everything the world has to offer. Get those bags packed – the wide open road won’t explore itself!