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I have teamed up with Travelstart to bring you some amazing top tips when travelling to save on your trips as well as stay up to date on special flights and packages as well as other deals.
Travel like a local
Most of the time when travelling to a new city or town getting around and discovering new places to eat or spend the night can be difficult and very costly. That is why the saying “When in Rome do as the Romans do” is actually very true when it comes to saving money. There are plenty of beautiful walking cities including Cape Town, Italy and Amsterdam which not only allows you to save on transportation costs but it is a perfect way to immerse yourself in these newly discovered places. Whilst walking through the many beautiful destinations of the world don’t forget to make a few pit-stops at local markets and street food stalls that are very popular amongst locals and often times it is the perfect spot for discovering new tantalising dishes and souvenirs that make for perfect gifts to take back home. Living like the locals do in any new place is also a great opportunity to meet new people and hopefully, by making local friends you would be able to learn more about their home town/ city and the best places to go to which most of the time end up being much more affordable.
The best things in life are free
The main reason we go on holiday is to see amazing attractions but this often involves us emptying our pockets in order to get the opportunity to explore destinations in the greatest way possible. The fantastic news is that the best things in life are often free. Many top touristic destinations offer free walking tours which take visitors to the main touristic attractions and it is a great way to orientate yourself with any new location. If you need a little break from walking there is nothing more enjoyable than basking in the sun along the many glorious beaches or parks that are also absolutely free!
Over the years there has been a big international movement behind the notion of making history and culture as accessible to visitors and locals as possible. That is great news for visitors trying to save money. Let’s take London for example, this beautiful English city is home to all the major museums that are mostly all free. The Natural History Museum is one of these beautiful museums that are free of charge so leave your wallet at home and take advantage of these penniless opportunities.
Often times planning your holiday is the most stressful part when deciding to go on holiday. There are so many enchanting destinations to add to your bucket list and it is understandable that it can be overwhelming to some. Thankfully there are plenty of ways to take the manic out of planning your perfect holiday. Travelstart has recently introduced a Holiday Type category on their website that categorizes the most popular types of travel getaways making it easier for aspiring travellers to create their perfect escape at a click-of-a-button.
In the famous words of Andre Gide “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore”. Travelling is an experience that is unmatched there is so much that needs to be discovered and it is the best investment you could ever invest in yourself. So pack your bags and set sail across these immaculate continents that will make you regret every day you postponed your trip.
MR LEE FRASER