How to travel with a group on a budget
Are you planning a trip with your friends without looking to break the bank? Well, you're in luck because travelling with a bunch of people on a budget is totally possible! Here are some money saving hacks so you can finally make that trip all your friends have been planning for. You'll be able to make the most of your trip and the best part, you don't have to worry about running out of money either.
Create an itinerary
If you and your friends have any specific places you want to visit, make sure to bring it up to the group and hear everyone out as well. Collectively take a decision of where to go, how to get there, what to see and what activities to do. Sure, something interesting might come up spontaneously and that's ok, but sticking to a plan beforehand can help in reducing unnecessary costs.
This one hack can really save you a fortune before even setting foot for your journey! Try to travel during off seasons especially if you're visiting a place with a lot of tourist traffic. Yes, it's not as glamorous or as fun but hey, it will save your group a good chunk of your budget which you can spend on other parts of the trip.
Now that you've arrived at your destination, it's time to choose where you will stay for the night. It might be tempting to splurge a bit on a good hotel but those can be very expensive and often offer bad deals. Since you're already travelling as a group, you can potentially save up to 50 per cent of your living costs just by agreeing to being bunk mates! Just make sure the place you are going to live allows for group accommodations beforehand.
Asking locals is a smart and resourceful way to cut down on costs during a trip. They generally know more affordable spots in town and at the same time, they are fun to engage with as they can show you some hidden gems to explore. Befriending locals also come in handy to get you out of a sticky situation if need be.