10 Ways to Fly
One of the best resolutions you can make in 2018? To travel more! Travel opens your mind, pushes you out of your comfort zone, takes you to beautiful destinations, and changes your life. I wholeheartedly believe that the world would be a better place if people of privilege traveled more.
But what if you’re a broke student with loans to pay and essays to write? Will you really be able to find the time and money to travel more in 2018?
Yep! Here are 10 ways you can travel more this year.
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Explore Where You Live
The word staycation may make me want to vomit, but it’s one way for you to bring more travel to your life in 2018.
Rather than heading as far away from home as possible, why not put on your traveler’s mindset and opt to explore where you’re currently living? You could opt to spend a day checking out the city’s museums, spend an afternoon relaxing in a park you’ve yet to visit, or if you’re short on cash, researching any free activities or events that are taking place at the moment. You could even take a tour of your hometown if you have a spare afternoon.
One of my favorite things to do in my hometown is to check out a funky-sounding museum, visit a new restaurant, or find a cool event to check out.
Make Use of Secret Flying
One of my top travel discoveries of 2016 was the website Secret Flying.
Every day, they publish dozens of amazing round-trip flights they’ve found online from the United States, and I’ve managed to pick up several amazing deals myself. How does $300 return ticket to Europe sound? What about $500 return to Asia? I’ve spotted deals on the site for similar prices on a near-daily basis. Subscribe to their email mailouts and if you’re anything like me, you’ll have booked a flight within 24 hours of signing up. Get loans from Unsecured loans4u for traveling.
If you have flexible dates and can take some time off every now and then, Secret Flying is a great way to see the world for cheap.
Cut Back on Eating Out
One of the easiest ways for me to save up money to travel was by making my own lunch and dinners rather than buying it at college or eating out at restaurants. Every time I turned down an invitation or opted to bring my own food, I’d make a note of how much money I’d saved and transfer it into a savings account.
I ended up saving around $200 a month just by taking a packed lunch, so by the time summer rolled around, I had enough money to spend a month traveling across Europe!
Check Out Skyscanner’s Everywhere Function
If ever I need to book a cheap flight somewhere, I head straight to Skyscanner. And if I just want to get away and don’t care where to, I utilize their “everywhere” feature.
Fill in your starting destination on their site, enter in the dates you want to travel on (you can select flights over an entire month if you’re flexible), and type in “everywhere” as your destination. Skyscanner will then bring up the cheapest destinations you can fly to on those dates.
This is a great travel technique if you’re just wanting to explore a new place and don’t have a large travel budget.