It’s no secret that I travel quite a lot but it’s also apparent that I am a student at university. If you didn’t know, I have just finished my second year of university and if you are a student yourself, you will know we don’t have a lot of money. I’ve been asked a few times how I am able to afford my travels so I thought I’d get it all down in a post!
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Tip Number one- Always put a bit of money aside
Whether your getting money from student finance, a job or even from your family, you should put a little bit of money aside whenever you receive money. When I receive any money from my blog, student finance or from family, I will put a small percentage into my travel savings account, this makes it so much easier when determining how much money I have for booking a trip. Even though it is only a small percentage, it all adds up over time.
Tip Number Two- Budget, Budget, Budget
When it comes to travelling, it is definitely important to budget. Whenever I travel, I use Skyscanner to get the best deals on flights and I will always stay in the cheapest hotels. Another really good idea is to visit places when they are super off-peak, this makes it so much more cheaper and it won’t be full of tourists.
Tip Number Three- Don’t waste money on unnecessary things
Something I did quite a lot in my first term in university was spend money on unnecessary things, leading me to struggle. Since then I have questioned everything I have purchased and if it will make me happy in the long run and if I want to prioritise it over travelling.
Tip Number Four- Book in advance
Something I tend to do quite a lot is book in advance, this will make it so much cheaper and definitely gives you something to look forward to! When I went on my trip to Rome, we booked 2 months in advance and I felt that was the best way to do it and saved us quite a lot of money. If you are planning on going somewhere outside of Europe, I’d recommend booking this trip around nine months in advance, when I book my trip to Japan, I am definitely going to be booking it around nine months in advance and hopefully that will save me quite a lot!
Tip Number Five- Consider other transport
Whenever you think of travelling Europe, you think about getting a plane right? Maybe if your planning on going to multiple places while you are away, you could consider taking a train or a coach, this will save you so much money and it is definitely more convenient. Some services I’d 100% recommend and use regularly are Flixbus and Trainline EU. There are also alternatives to leaving the UK and going to Europe through the Eurostar or on a coach!
These are my short and sweet hacks to travelling affordably as a student or even an individual who is on a strict budget! I really hope you found this useful!
Thank you for reading,