The Ultimate Guide to Money Saving Travel Hacks for Your Next Adventure


Traveling isn’t always cheap. You have to pay for flights, accommodations, and food (and sometimes even transportation). But there are ways to save money on your next vacation! Here are some of my favorite money saving tips for travelers:

Take advantage of hotels with free breakfast.

If you’re going to stay in a hotel, make sure that they offer a free breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it can be a great way to save money on food costs. It’s also much easier than making your own breakfast at home (or at work), because most hotels have some kind of continental-style buffet setup where you can choose from several different options such as eggs Benedict, waffles with syrup or sausage patties with tater tots instead of pancakes smothered in maple syrup!

Breakfast is usually served between 7am-10am daily at most hotels—so if you plan on taking advantage of this trick then keep an eye out for signs posted outside each establishment telling guests which days they’ll be serving up freshly cooked waffles topped off with whipped cream & fresh fruit slices…and don’t forget about those tasty little baked goods either!

Stay in the area where you’ll be spending most of your time.

It’s important to stay near the attractions that you want to see. If you’re planning on visiting several cities, it can be tempting to stay in a city closer to home and save money by taking advantage of cheaper hotels and transportation options there. However, this may not be the best option if you want to maximize your time spent traveling around town—you’ll spend more time traveling instead of sightseeing!

So instead of staying at a hotel with free breakfast or eating out every day while exploring each city separately (which would also require more money), consider staying within walking distance of all the tourist attractions that interest you so that they’re easy access points for getting around town as well as spending time together socially or even just relaxing after work/school hours are over!

Consider renting a car or using public transportation.

You might be surprised to learn that renting a car can cost as much as $100 per day in many cities, while public transportation is often significantly cheaper. In addition to being more environmentally friendly and convenient than driving yourself, public transportation offers faster travel times and more security.

Finally, when you’re traveling with friends or family members who don’t drive (or aren’t comfortable driving), renting a car may not make sense for your trip since it will eat up valuable time at the airport and on highways during rush hour traffic jams. A taxi ride between two points within downtown Manhattan costs approximately $15-$20 while taking an UberX from Midtown West to lower Manhattan costs about $7-$10 depending on where you pick up/drop off which could save you up to 30% off your overall budget!

Don’t forget to top up your credit card when you’re abroad.

  • Don’t forget to top up your credit card when you’re abroad.
  • If you’re planning on renting a car in Europe, then it’s worth paying for an international drive pass (if not already covered by your home carrier). This will save on car insurance and parking fees as well as speeding up immigration queues at the border.

Bring your own food, water, and toiletries on vacation trips.

If you’re like me and don’t enjoy eating out of a greasy paper bag, then bringing your own food and water is a must. I don’t mean to be a snob—I’m sure there are some hotels that provide quality food and water—but if that’s not something you care about, then by all means bring along those tortillas!

Bringing your own toiletries is also important if the hotel doesn’t have any shampoo or conditioner for sale. Most hotels charge for soap dispensers anyway, so it’s better to just buy what you need instead of wasting money on something questionable from their store.

If there aren’t any vending machines nearby where I might find candy bars (for example), then I’ll just bring my own entertainment with me! Most people tend to forget about this one because they think “traveling” means staying in fancy hotels with incredible views all around town… but really we’re talking about staying somewhere like Motel 6™ or Hampton Inn™ which offer amenities like free breakfast everyday except Sunday morning when they serve pancakes only instead of waffles; free wifi throughout every room at no extra charge; free parking space included within walking distance from hotel lobby entrance area  etc..

Use public libraries, restaurants, and shopping malls for free Wi-Fi.

  • Use public libraries, restaurants, and shopping malls for free Wi-Fi.
  • There are so many ways to use free Wi-Fi that it’s hard to know where to begin. Here are some of our favorites:
  • Research restaurants or attractions in your destination city online before you go. You can also use this time to do some research on cheap things like museums or tours that might interest you once there.
  • Stay connected with friends while traveling abroad by using the internet at any of these hotspot locations: hotels (especially those offering free breakfast), cafés/restaurants (if they offer one) and even airports! If possible try using a VPN app like Hotspot Shield which encrypts all of your internet traffic so no one will be able to see what websites or apps have been accessed by using them either way so long as they have downloaded it before boarding their flight out of town whether domestic or international depending on where they’re staying when traveling abroad such as London England outside London itself).

Treat yourself to a non-refundable bag fee.

One of the best ways to save money on travel is by not spending it. If you’re going on a one-way trip and don’t need to bring your luggage with you, then don’t buy it. If you’re traveling for business and won’t be using your laptop or tablet, don’t buy those devices either.


The same goes for other expensive items like clothes and shoes that aren’t needed in the first place: they can easily be replaced when they get dirty or damaged while traveling around the world (or even just within your own city).

Consider using a debit card instead of a credit card.

If you’re planning on using cash or a debit card, it’s important to consider the price of your purchases. For example:

  • Credit cards tend to be more expensive than debit cards. Many credit cards charge interest at higher rates than what most banks offer on their own savings accounts and money market accounts. This can be especially painful if you’re paying off high-interest debt or owe tax debt as well as other expenses that require constant attention (like rent).
  • Debit cards have lower fees than credit cards do because they don’t charge overdraft charges—the fee that comes with spending more money than is in your account. They also have fewer account requirements; in addition to being able to use them anywhere Visa and MasterCard are accepted, there’s no annual fee attached when using these services abroad! Finally, since all transactions made with debit cards appear instantly on your statement without any additional processing time involved (as opposed as when payments occur), this means less chance for error over time–which could mean big savings down the line!

Carry around cash for small purchases, but don’t leave it home!

While you may be used to carrying around cash for small purchases, it’s important to remember that your money is not always safe. If you leave home without exchanging your local currency before leaving and don’t change anything while traveling, your bank account will likely be left with a negative balance—and if this happens on vacation, there’s no way of getting back home in time!

To avoid this problem:

  • Carry around enough cash so that whatever amount is needed can be exchanged before leaving home. A good rule of thumb is one week’s worth of expenses (this depends on how much each item costs). This way if something unexpected happens while traveling like an emergency repair or purchase at an airport shop or souvenir shop (which happens more often than we’d like), then everything else can wait until after returning from vacation so as not disrupt our plans too greatly by having some unexpected expense come up later down the road unexpectedly due to poor planning beforehand.”

Consider buying a prepaid travel card, especially if you’re planning on traveling internationally.

If you don’t have a bank account, prepaid travel cards are a great way to save money. They can be used in many countries around the world and let you avoid paying foreign transaction fees.

Prepaid cards are available from many banks, travel agencies, and even the grocery store. Some options include:

  • MasterCard – typically has better exchange rates than Visa because it uses its own currency (the Euro) rather than relying on USD or another currency; however this means that customers must convert their funds when travelling abroad which may result in lower value rewards points earned at their destination
  • American Express Bluebird – works similarly to MasterCard but offers fewer benefits like no annual fee or cash advances

Don’t waste money on airport food.

Airport food is overpriced and often not very good, so save yourself some money by eating before you leave or after your flight. You can also bring a lunch with you that doesn’t require refrigeration, like fruit and cheese. If you’re flying nonstop, there’s no need to go out of your way for a meal in the airport itself—you can just pick up sandwiches from vending machines if they’re available (and make sure they aren’t filled with preservatives).

If you don’t want to go through all that hassle of packing food into your carry-on bag, there are plenty of options for dining at airports:

  • Buy pre-made sandwiches at vending machines
  • Eat in any restaurant where people normally eat when they land; these range from fast-food chains like McDonald’s or Burger King right down through local diners with more sophisticated menus

Use Google Flights to easily find last-minute flight deals.

Google Flights is a great tool for finding last minute flight deals. It’s free to use, and you can book your flight right from the app. You can compare prices across multiple airlines, find out if there are any special deals going on, or just see what’s available at different times of day.

There are also some other cool features that come with Google Flights:

  • You can check out an itinerary before buying it—if you’re planning on booking many flights in one day (like this traveler), then this might save time by checking out all of them ahead of time so you don’t waste any time looking through websites or apps when trying to decide which ones are best suited for each destination(s).
  • You’ll be able to save money with “flight savings.” This feature tracks how much money has been saved through using Google Flights over the past year; once it reaches $100+ per year ($150+ total), users will receive $10 credit toward their next purchase through PayPal!

Eat the food they serve (or ask for extra)

One of the best ways to save money on your travels is by learning to eat more like a local. You can do this by asking for more food, trying new things and not being afraid to try the food that’s served at restaurants.

It may sound simple but it’s something that many travelers forget: If you’re going somewhere new, don’t be afraid to ask for seconds on any dishes they serve! It’s unlikely they’ll mind too much—and if they do, chances are there will be another dish or two that would work just as well in place of your request (for example, I love eating sushi—but sometimes when traveling I find myself craving Mexican instead).

So next time you’re planning an adventure abroad or just want some inspiration for saving money while traveling abroad: Eat the food they serve!

Use search engine companies to help save money.

With so many search engines out there, it can be hard to know which ones are the best. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of our favorite travel sites and apps that will help you save serious cash while on your next adventure!


Google Flights is one of the most popular options when it comes to booking flights online. The service allows users to compare prices from their computer or smartphone before booking anything at all—and if there aren’t any deals available anywhere else? They’ll give you an estimate based on the types of tickets they’ve found for you!

Take advantage of free Wi-Fi whenever possible.

To save money on travel, you need to get the most out of your Wi-Fi connection. Free Wi-Fi is becoming more and more common, but it’s still worth taking advantage of when you can. You’ll be able to do all sorts of things with free Wi-Fi—from banking to checking emails and tracking down good places to eat!

Here are just some examples:

  • Use your phone’s browser or app when surfing the web at hotels and hostels; they often have free hotspots as well as paid ones (which will cost extra).
  • Use free public Wi-Fi in cafes or restaurants that offer it; many offer laptops hooked up via USB cords so you can access their computers while they’re doing business in other parts of town if there aren’t any tables available yet but want something quick before heading back home later tonight after work tomorrow morning at 9am.

Find deals in advance and book them online before you leave home, so you won’t miss out on any last minute discounts while traveling abroad.

If you want to save money on your next trip, book it in advance. You’ll be able to find deals that might not be available once you’re on the ground.

  • Booking a flight and hotel room together is one of the best ways to get great deals because airlines often offer discounts for booking at least six months in advance (or even more). If you’re looking for something specific—like an all-inclusive resort or any other unique travel experience—you can also try sites like TripAdvisor or Expedia, which have their own databases of popular destinations around the world.
  • The same goes for hotels; many hotels offer discounts if you book directly through them rather than through an online travel agency like Priceline or Orbitz (unless those are two separate companies). Plus, there’s no need for any sort of middleman when getting up front about what kind of accommodations you want!

There are many ways to save money while travelling that are easy and enjoyable!

The best way to save money on travel is to do it in advance. By planning your trip, you’ll be able to find the best deals and discounts available, which will help you save even more.

You can also use search engines like Google or Bing to find cheap hotels and flights. You’ll be amazed at how many different websites offer these kinds of options!

Another great way for saving money on flights is by using travel websites like Kayak or Expedia—they often have sales that enable them to give away free rental cars as well (which can then be used during your stay).

With these money saving travel hacks, you’ll be able to afford that next trip without feeling the pinch!

You’ve heard the saying, “you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” Well, with these money saving travel hacks, you’ll be able to afford that next trip without feeling the pinch!


Traveling is one of the most fun things you can do, but it can get expensive. It’s important to keep in mind that most countries have their own currency and inflation rates are different from what we’re used to at home. For example, a $100 USD bill in Japan might only buy you $50 USD after three months because of exchange rates! That being said, there are some ways that you can save money while on vacation so that everything goes smoothly once your plane lands in another country.

Perry Smith

Passionate travel blogger, exploring the world one destination at a time, sharing captivating stories and inspiring others to embrace the thrill of wanderlust. Join me on my adventures as we uncover hidden gems, indulge in local cuisines, and create unforgettable memories around the globe.

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