Okay, so this part of life is extremely important. I always travel on the cheap and find that when I do it’s a better experience.
Airlines have a lot of cheap seats and they tend to be at their cheapest a few months in advance. Booking at least 3 months ahead helps.
When I do book in advance I think of it as this, buy now spend less and enjoy more.
Cheapest airlines are more than likely gonna be your local ones. So look at those first and save some time.
If all else fails, book 2 separate legs, meaning don’t book that super expensive flight check for one way connecting flights.
Once the flight is booked, you need to find a place to stay.
Like flights, hotels run deals and specials all year long. However, if you are wanting to save like I do, pick a hostel.
Hostel World is my go to for travelling. You pick a city and country then set your price range and they give you what’s available.
I have no problem sharing a room and most hostels have lockers so you have some security.
Food wise, I got smarter as I moved around. Most cities have community functions where food is provided, take advantage of that.
If you’re hard up for cash and need food, go to local spots, such as food markets or strips and bargain, trading items is still a thing.
Nine times out of ten, you end up on top.
I had to remember that things are free you just have to ask about them.