Travel can at times be extremely costly, however there are a million alternative ways to travel that not only allow you to see and experience new places and people but also allows you to save money whilst having an amazing time.

One of the most important things if not the most important is how you organise your daily activities, if you’re travelling on a budget this is literally make or break.

Drinking Tea at a local farm in the Taurus Mountains, Turkey

Most of my best travel memories have actually been on adventures that didn’t cost a penny!

Here are a few tips on how to save on food and activities:

  • Research Free Activities and Museums: A lot of major cities offer a wealth of free activities on certain days.
  • Go Local: Food is always a conundrum, the best way to save money is to go local you will find that local restaurants charge substantially less for more food than your multinational chains.
  • Take a Late Lunch: Lunches are generally cheaper than dinner, and you’ll find many restaurants offer a lunch time special for that day so that time mite be a better time to head out to a restaurant.
  • Scrap the City Tours: Research guides and audio books, and listen to where you’re going. You can use this to map out your own tour and research local transportation or distances between great locations. You can also download some amazing free apps that allow you to explore at your own pace.
  • Ask for a Discount: Always look for special rates for students, seniors, kids, groups, or whatever might apply to you. It never hurts to ask!
  • Check Online for Special Deals and Discounts Before You Go: Sites like Expedia, Groupon are available worldwide and offer major discounts. They can also be a good source for local events and information.
  • Do an All-inclusive Sightseeing Tour: If you’re visiting for the first time and you know you want to see it all, consider hop-on/hop-off buses or city passes that’ll take you everywhere.