After the pandemic’s over, of course, people are going to start travelling again. It’s been hard for a lot of people. Having to stay in their homes and only go out for necessities or emergencies can take a toll on them. People are used to being outside and freely going through their day but now, we have to be cautious and always be wary of where we’ve been and who we’ve met. Overall, it’s been a sad year but hey, let’s try to stay optimistic and let’s plan out where we want to travel to after all of this is over.
A lot of people dream of travelling around Europe. This is not surprising since Europe has some of the most beautiful countries. Beautiful beaches, a lot of meaningful historical locations. However, we have the problem of not having enough money to travel around Europe. Worry not because there is a way to travel around Europe on a budget and here it is:
Plan Out Every Step
First things first, sit down and think about what you want to do over there. Decide what you’re travelling for, be it for the food, to go sightseeing or simply just for the culture. Once you’ve decided on this, it’ll be easier to plan out your budget since we can prioritize what you’re there for. For instance, if you’re going to sightsee, I’d suggest you spend less on fancy rooms or fancy food. Not settle for bad accommodation but instead pick an average-priced room. Since you’ll be out of the room most of the time to sightsee, it would be smarter to simply get a cheaper room so you could spend more on the sightseeing part of the trip. The same would apply to if you’re going for the food or to simply experience the best hotel in the area. Bottom line is, prioritize your spendings on the main reason you want to travel.
Other than that, if you’re planning to visit multiple locations, grab a map and figure out the best way to travel to these places in sequence. This will make it easier for you to get around when you’re actually there. Also, an important tip, make sure your cellular data is enough for the whole trip. The best choice would be to use Time broadband Malaysia because according to statistics, that is one of the top internet providers. This is so that you would not have to worry about not being able to contact anyone. Even if you couldn’t call anyone, you could still use the internet to text and overall contact anyone while you’re away. Unless, of course, if you’re travelling to be disconnected from all that then, by all means, turn off your phone while you’re there. The point is just to plan way ahead of the trip so that you do not miss anything.
Make Sure You Have A Checklist
In order to avoid missing anything or forgetting anything important, make a checklist of what you have to, and need to, bring along with you. To help out with completing the list without missing out on anything, get a friend or a family member to remind you of things too. It’s like getting a second opinion. I always do this with a friend when I’m about to travel or move places because sometimes there are just some things that I wouldn’t remember and my friend would help me out. After you’re done with that, go over the list again and cancel out anything you wouldn’t really need. Then you can start packing. Make sure to organize things properly and make sure they’re secure enough so that it does not become a mess in your luggage.
One of the best ways to save money while you’re travelling is to travel off-season. This means that you should travel when everyone else is not travelling. Avoid holidays and find some time where everyone else is simply not travelling. This way, flights and a lot of other stuff you’d have to spend money on would not be as expensive as they would be during peak holiday seasons. Plus, when it’s not a peak holiday season, you get to enjoy these locations with little to no crowds. It’d be a peaceful trip.
Other than that, in order to save money, you should get yourself accustomed to taking public transportation while you’re in Europe. This should save you a lot of money so you could spend it on more important things rather than spending a lot of money on a rental car. Everyone is either travelling to sightsee, eat or experience the fun activities offered so why would one waste money on renting a car when public transport is inexpensive? Plus, you’d get to experience the different types of public transportations available in different countries of Europe. Be smart and save money in every way possible so you can splurge on the important things.
Thus, this is how you could travel Europe on a budget. Remember to plan way ahead to avoid mishaps, pack neatly and remember the essentials. Last but not least, prioritize your spendings on the important stuff and enjoy your trip to the fullest.