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- Posted:Thursday, August 19, 2010
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Top tips for saving before travelling
Our well travelled Hostels.com facebook followers were first on hand when we asked them for their tips on saving money before travelling. Earlier in the week we asked - Can you tell us how you save money before going on a holiday? How do you keep your bank balance full before setting off on that trip of a lifetime?As always, we asked and you answered! Here are some great money saving tips for saving the dosh before travelling that were posted!
Rahima Schwenkbeck suggests that eating out less will help you save before you travel. Keith Wynne takes on a second job before he sets off on his travels. Sylvie Lariviere appears to know a thing or two about saving for travelling and while on a trip, and left us some great tips for making sure we have a full wallet before setting off and keeping it that way on our travels too!
One of Sylvie’s tips was to consider buying a round trip ticket for your trip away if you plan on travelling to a few places and if you don't have a specific return date in mind. Getting back home can be pricey so this is a good way of avoiding that final expense. Sylvie also recommends that planning a budget for your days while you travel is a great way of sticking to what you have! We agree Sylvie, especially when it comes to factoring in all the costs like sightseeing, accommodation, food, etc.
We’ve picked up a couple of money saving tips for travelling around the office and from fellow travellers that we have on good authority will save you a few pennies before you set off! If you are working in an office or away from your home, one of our top tips is to bring your lunch to work with you. Buy some groceries in the supermarket before your working week starts and pre-pack your lunch to bring in with you. Another one is to stop buying all those take-out coffees and beverages. You will actually be surprised how much you can save in a week when you make these two small changes.
We’ll leave the last word of saving for travels to another facebook fan - Towe Breidenstein starts saving for the next trip as soon as she comes home from any holiday! A great time to get the ball rolling on the next trip.
Thanks to all our Hostels.com facebook fans for their great suggestions. And if you have any tried and tested tips for saving up before you set out on your travels then leave them in a comment below.