All Gap year travellers want to experience and explore new destinations and cultures and do so in an economic way. Finding affordable ways to travel allows gap year travellers to explore for longer, and with these money saving tips its now easier than ever.
Travelling in the off-season is a superb way to save money and skip the crowds to boot. Places such as the US national parks, Europe and Canada have high travel traffic in the summer, so plan a trip for fall, winter or spring.
Instead of wandering the web and wasting time searching for the cheapest airfare, let Kayak do it for you. Kayak.co.uk recently launched in the UK and searches the hottest 140 sources for airfares and hotel rates.
How does free accommodation sound? With 250,000 people a year now home exchanging, it a hot new way to save on travel. Many also exchange cars, and having a kitchen lets budget-conscious travellers cut costs on food, while experiencing more of the local culture.
Eating like a local will save gap year travellers a huge amount of money over the course of their trip. Buy from local stalls, famer’s markets or grocery stores to get the same prices as the locals.
Whatever a gap year travellers budget, there is always the opportunity to save money while on the road.