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A Few Smart Tips for Frugal Travelers

Stay connected online for the best travel deals

The modern traveller has cheaper options with the help of travel apps such as jollywallet, Triposo, Gasbuddy and more. All that’s needed is an internet connection and days off work.

Got the wanderlust? Maybe it’s time to book a trip to an exotic locale. Travel has certainly gotten easier these days, and maneuvering through plans and reservations doesn’t have to be a costing experience.

If you have travel on the mind, these tips will help you arrange your trip more easily, cheaply and efficiently. There are literally thousands of great holiday destinations and travel locations just waiting to be explored.

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Getting there is half the fun - the other half being able to organize your trip easily and cheaply
with the help from travel apps.

For the best deals, stay connected

If you want to travel the world, the first thing you should take up is surfing. But don’t run out and buy a surfboard just yet; all you need is a PC with a good Internet connection to warm up for some rigorous web surfing.

As travel gets easier, companies get smarter because the competition is tough. Finding deals is a snap with online travel apps. Great prices on everything from gasoline to plane fares, restaurants and hotels can be found with a few clicks on the keyboard with the help of apps like SkyScanner, GasBuddy, jollywallet and Triposo.

Many of the apps are great for addressing travelers’ specific needs such as finding cheap flights or local gas stations. Jollywallet is an app that actually gives you cash back on all your purchases and can be used for one stop shopping, with many travel related vendors.

All the apps can be found online with just a few taps at the keyboard.

Look around for lodging alternatives

Five star hotels are great and give you the feeling of being pampered. But they can also set your wallet back several hundred dollars a night when you factor in taxes, tips and miscellaneous room charges.

Hostels, once considered only suitable accommodations for young people with low incomes and standards to match, are now fitting the bill for travelers of all ages. The perks? Clean beds and bathrooms, competitive prices, and no advance booking necessary. Additionally, if you are a single traveler, this option usually offers common areas provided with games or activities that encourage socializing and makes for some pretty interesting journal entries when you return home.

International train station
Train travel is relatively cheap these days and should be on the list of options for frugal travelers

Before you take a hostel stance, however, be sure to check out the offerings at your travel destination. All hostels were not created equal, and rather than sleeping in a dorm room knock-off, you may unearth one with a spa, pool, maid service, chic interiors, or gourmet dinners! Try hostel websites like hostels.com for comparisons online.

Also, consider the tent option. This one is particularly good if you are travelling with a large family, as multiple hotel rooms can leave you strapped for cash. It is a fun alternative for travelers with energetic kids that love the freedom of the great outdoors. Even if you’ve never done it before, a camping checklist and a campsite that offers shower facilities and a refrigerator will ease the beginner’s blues. For deals on camping equipment, try sites like Campmor, REI, or jollywallet.

Dine cheaply with store-bought picnics

Restaurant meals can add hundreds of dollars on to your vacation budget. Large, unfinished portions and unneeded service will just waste your cash, leaving you with less to enjoy while sightseeing and souvenir shopping. Why not stop by the local market and pick up a yogurt, croissant and coffee for breakfast, or a sandwich and fruit for lunch? If you are in Europe on vacation, eat it by the Thames or in a park with a view of the Eiffel Tower while observing the locals.

Look for deals that cover every portion of your trip and then do the math. You, and your wallet, will be happy you did!

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