Advantages Of Vacations

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Planning a trip overseas is quite expensive, especially for young adults still in college, which is why I included in one of my sub-topics : “What steps can be taken by a student to plan a cost efficient trip?” Budgeting money wisely begins with the plane ride there. Recently, as I was browsing flights to Western Europe on Google Flights, the web page showed a calendar that displayed the prices underneath. I noticed some flights cost significantly less on weekdays, particularly Tuesdays and Wednesdays. These were the same flights, to the same destinations, however, the departures on on Friday through Sundays costed anywhere from fifty to three hundred dollars more! So, I asked:”When can one purchase plane tickets at the best rate?” This led …show more content…
Planes departing at popular times such as the holidays or during vacation season, tend to be more expensive due to high demand. Try and grab tickets two months before the planned departure. This website also offers an option to enter the traveler’s airport of departure, destination or general area they are interested in visiting, when they want to go, and what their budget is. Fare Compare then shows a map, pinpointing all of the cities that meet the travelers criteria. I have never encountered a service like this, and think it is a helpful tool that I will definitely be using to plan future vacations. This is a great way to budget a trip in general, especially considering there are many countries and cities that are very inexpensive to travel around. Knowing this, I began to wonder: ”Where should a traveler on a budget go?” I found just the answer I was looking on a certified traveler’s blog called Budget Travel. Experienced traveler, Kashyap Bhattacharya, recommended Portugal, Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia, and Berlin, Germany. There you can find inexpensive living and dining, for as little as thirty USD a day (Bhattacharya), in addition to spending time in a great travel …show more content…
England is known for its taxies, however those black cab rides are not cheap, in fact, they cost more than taxis in the United States (Martin). Public transportation is a cost efficient way of getting around, and definitely worth looking into, when looking to get from the airport to a hotel, hostel, or to a homestay. If one plans to spend more than a few day, they should consider getting a monthly or weekly pass, depending on the duration of their stay. Despite our ignorance, we still managed to save quite a bit of money, but my favorite part was getting to see a lot more of the city, hopping on, and just following the path of the route. The easiest way to save money, is to be cautious of where it’s coming from. Having the proper currency is crucial upon arriving to a new place, but it is difficult to find the best exchange rate, thus I questioned: “Where is the best place to exchange currency?” On Ordinary Travler, I read an article on travel mistakes often made. There I learned that one of the greatest opportunities for travelers to be exploited, is when facing the dangers of foreign

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