Travel On A Budget: 4 Tips On How To Wander The World With Flair While Saving Money

Ariana Pierce
Low on funds? Don’t sacrifice the trip of your dreams – plan ahead and roam in style. Photo: Courtesy

Even if you’re sticking to a tight budget, it’s possible to plan out a fun-filled vacay without suffering the consequences once you get back home. Taking a trip on a budget doesn’t have to mean you’re sleeping in a hostel or eating cheap food. Explore the world while keeping your bank account happy with help from Ariana Pierce!

Living her dream life since her late teens, Ariana is a relatable, inspirational role model who has created her incredible entrepreneurial story of inspirational lifestyle products, blogs and events. She leads six hugely successful businesses including the well-known nail polish company, Superstar Nail Lacquer, thriving online accessories company, and a busy publishing business. Pierce motivates thousands to grow their businesses, change up their lifestyles, and create incredible futures with her lively, straightforward and actionable recommendations.

Through her travels, Pierce has learned to jetset without breaking a budget and how to do it in style. A published author, motivational speaker, designer and business coach, this CEO has the tools to help aspiring entrepreneurs acquire fortune, fame and fashion in their travels. Not only did she build  her companies from the ground up, her travel accessories and travel journal are essential to any escapade!

Learn how to head out on an awesome adventure for an affordable price with these tips:

  1. Search for the cheapest flight. If you want to stay within your travel budget, your best bet is to find the cheapest flight. The ticket is always the most expensive part of any trip, so whether you have some travel points or extra vacation money saved up, seek out the specials. Check Kayak, Priceline, Travelocity, and Expedia – they have the most inventory with plenty of options to compare.
  2. Get Groupon. Finding fun activities to do in the local spots can get pricey. Don’t pay retail price for museums, day trips, or small excursions – sign up for Groupon! You can save close to 50% and Groupon is location based, so just type in your area and you’ll see all the different things you can do for a fraction of the cost.
  3. Travel in the off season. If you jet off during a less popular time, there will be fewer travelers and prices are lower. Don’t book that vacay during the summer when the little ones are on break, travel when the weather isn’t perfect or when people are in school or not really considering a vacation. This way, you pay less for your tickets, and have more in your budget to roam like royalty!
  4. Learn the language. While spending those months saving up for your trip, take that time to start learning the language of your destination. Once you land, you’ll be ahead of the curve and able to ask where all the local spots to eat are – giving you a full cultural experience and saving money. If you chat with the natives you can steer clear of the tourist traps, where everyone is paying double!

 

 

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.