15 Seriously Clever Tips To Help You Save Money While Traveling

By: Shelley Seale
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We have rounded up some of the best money-saving tips for exploring the world. You can be sure that you don’t need to be a millionaire to travel.

1. Rent an apartment or use a hospitality exchange


You can’t feel the atmosphere of the city when you live in one of its boring hotels. In fact, the soul of many destinations can be found in the neighborhoods in which everyday locals live and work. So, renting an apartment instead of booking a hotel room is often the smarter choice (such as via airbnb.com), especially, when you are planning to stay for a longer-term. Doing so, you’ll not only be able to save money but also integrate into the local community.

Couch surfing is another great way of exploring places on a budget without spending a lot of money on accommodation (couchsurfing.com). Having registered on the website, you get an opportunity to connect with people who offer their space for free and share your own home with travelers.