6 tips to cut costs abroad

Travelling can be expensive, especially if you’re trying to stick to a strict budget. Some people might spend thousands of dollars on a couple weeks holiday, while others that know these tips and tricks can get away spending a fraction of that!

Walk – A LOT

This might seem like a no brainer, but walking can save you a tonne of money! A few little $10 Ubers or Taxis here and there sure can add up, especially if there’s traffic.

Hit up Google Maps while you’re in your hostel and check how far it is to your destination, you might be able to walk the majority of the way!


In my experience, a private room in an AirBnB is often cheaper than a dorm room in a hostel (and much nicer!). Especially if you plan on staying for longer than a week. Most AirBnB hosts offer ‘long stay discounts’.

Buy groceries to make food

I know – I’m guilty of it too. Eating-out every meal racks up pretty quickly! So, to avoid forking out $50 a day on food, head to the local store and grab some groceries. A loaf of bread, some cereal some peanut butter, jam or Vegemite – maybe some fruit too and you’re set!

Research free walking tours

Free walking tours are a great way to learn about the place you’re staying. The guides often have inside tips on the best restaurants, local attractions and easy ways to get from A to B. This is also a great way to find a local supermarket to buy your groceries!

Hitch hike

While hitch hiking certainly has it’s negatives (I’m looking at you creepy trucker), it’s also a fabulously cheap way to get around! More often than not, people are nice and willing to drop you off on their way.

Couch surf

Need somewhere to crash? Don’t mind sleeping on someone’s couch? Love meeting new people and saving money? Then couchsurfing.com might be your new best friend! Make a profile and couch surf (for free) all over the world!

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