Are you a student? Do you have a limited amount of money that you can spend? Do you want to discover the world on a budget?
Being a student is expensive, but traveling doesn't have to be!
What are my travel options?
As a student, there are various budget-friendly opportunities to travel locally or abroad. There are also many resources and websites out there that help with discounts.
How can I find low cost flights?
To keep flight costs low:
Pack light and consider traveling with a carry-on. Some airlines charge expensive fees for checked baggage.
Search for flights on low-cost carriers through sites such as Kayak, OneTravel, and CheapOair.
Check for hidden fees. For example: cancellation fees, travel insurance, and checked baggage fees.
Purchase tickets early and choose off-season dates to reduce costs.
How can I find low cost transportation?
City buses are always a good option.
Research different apps that offer bike sharing options where you travel. Remember to follow all bike return policies!
There are ridesharing options, such as BlaBlaCar. Make sure the drivers have good reviews before booking with them.
Trains may be a good option in Europe or for cross-country North American trips.
How can I find low cost accommodations?
There are many options for budget-friendly accommodations when you travel. Some options include:
Staying at a hostel
Staying with friends or family
Volunteering with WWOOF on farms around the world. This option is great for adventurous souls.
How can I find low cost activities while traveling?
There are many free or low cost activities you can do when traveling.
Free walking tours
Follow your own tour online with your phone
Cook your own meals
Airbnb experiences: discover fun activities led by locals
Couchsurfing events: meet others while traveling
Language exchange meetups: practice different languages in a group
You can check local expat group pages as well on websites such as meetup.com.
What are some budget friendly activity ideas when traveling? Select all that apply:
How do I decide to travel by myself or with others?
Sometimes it can be confusing to know if you want to travel by yourself or with others.
How can you decide? There can be pros and cons to both of them:
Traveling by yourself can be a refreshing and unique experience, but sometimes lonely.
Traveling with others can be fun and budget friendly, but sometimes stressful.
You can also check out tour groups to try to meet new people if you are alone, or if you are with a group of friends and you want some help with the planning.