Beating the Budget Blues Guest Post

Chlo & sus here! We’re the hosts of the travel webseries, Sus & Chlo on the Go, bringing you cheap experiences across America. Who says funds travel has to be dull? It’s that if you do your research, then a small money can go a very long way if we’ve learned anything. Here are 10 tips for how to have the best bang for your buck as you travel.

Beating the Budget Blues Guest Post

Where to Sleep — locating a place to sleep at night to the cheap could be tricky but not impossible.

1. If you’re lucky enough to have family or friends to crash with, do it! Just make sure to be an perfect houseguest. Come with a tiny gift! It does not have to be anything extravagant, only a small way to say,”I appreciate you allowing me to invade your space.” Is to pick up a bottle of wine and snacks and then cook a meal on your hosts up.  If your cooking is questionable… perhaps just stick to the wine. Oh, and don’t forget to leave/send a thank you card in the conclusion of your stay- a simple”thank you” goes a very long way.

2. Try AirBNB! It’s a user-friendly site where locals rent out their own space in a pace. These places can range from a bare room in a person’s apartment to an entire house that is private –or maybe even a ship! Are a wonderful resource for locating local stone and keeping you apart from tourist traps that are over-rated. Another incentive of renting an apartment/house is getting the option to remain in and cook several foods, as eating out for every meal can actually accumulate. It’s also been a lifesaver for us because hotels are hard to find when we travel Zaxby, with our pet and paying fees is no pleasure.

3. If you would feel much more comfortable in a hotel, make sure you read testimonials. So we aren’t fooled by testimonials, we love to examine testimonials of a resort on a sites. Our favorite review sites for resorts include Trip Advisor along with hotels.com. Before you book, check out the website to see if they have any booking offers of the hotel. Often some of the major chain hotels have prices (ie. Book two nights and receive the third night free.) By taking the extra couple of minutes to check, you can be sometimes saved the big bucks! If you are currently looking to stay, we’ve found that La Quintas are pet-friendly with no additional charge!

Beating the Budget Blues Guest Post

Things to consume — Food is such a huge part of researching the culture of a brand new place- don’t be afraid to try something new or different.

4. Request search or around the internet to find out if there are some regional staples you have to try. You have to have a really good sandwich, if you’re in Miami. In Wisconsin, you’ve got to try cheese curds. San Francisco? Clam chowder. You have the idea!

Beating the Budget Blues Guest Post

5. Head to a regional farmers market. Filled with free samples and local delicacies, they are the perfect place to stock up on snacks such as a picnic (yet just another fantastic money saving option) and frequently a fantastic place to locate gifts to take home!

What things to do— Our favourite part of each trip is discovering all the cool things that a destination has to offer in terms of”to dos.”

6. Trip Advisor not only will be able to aid you in finding a place to stay, but each place has a listing of matters to do based on reviews from travelers just like you! Reading reviews on the tourist attractions will be able to allow you to decide which ones to skip and which attractions to see!

7. Many cities have a Parks and Recreation department and they frequently have tons of free events such as outdoor concerts, theater, and physical exercise classes. Additionally, parks are filled with locals for ideas and tend to be a terrific spot to people watch.

8. Publish your inner hipster and pick up the free, neighborhood newspaper. These can be a fantastic resource, highlighting all of the events going on across the city like street festivals, plays, art walks, book signings, and concerts.

9. Take a Course! Ask around and find an action that is particular to the area- such as a beer class in Portland or some pottery lesson in Taos. You’ll wind up using a special experience and could go home!

Beating the Budget Blues Guest Post

10. Give yourself permission to explore and play. Itineraries are excellent but the experiences happen when you’re open to other opportunities. No matter everything you can are doing, just how much you get out of or where you travel it is your decision!

Geared towards the cash-conscious explorer, Sus & Chlo on the Go is a travel webseries co-hosted from Susannah McLeod and Chloe Thorsbakken.

For episodes and more information, see www.susandchloonthego.com.