It's OK to travel on a tight budget. It's OK to scrimp and save, to live off the bare bones, to eat instant noodles when everyone else is going out to restaurants, to ride in chicken buses when everyone else is flying in planes. This is what travel is all about for some people – seeing as much of the world as they can with only the meagre savings that they have at their disposal.
And yet, there are ways to make things easier for yourself. There are tricks to travelling on the cheap that mean you can still afford to do the things you love, the things that really make this experience great, while also spending the bare minimum. From travelling off-peak to stealing croissants from the breakfast buffet, these are the ways to ensure you see and do as much as possible, on as little as possible.
On this episode of Flight of Fancy: the Traveller.com.au podcast, I chat to travel writers Ute Junker and Tim Charody about travelling on the cheap. We'll reveal the tips and tricks to help make the pursuit of travel as inexpensive as it can possibly be and how you can save money in some areas so you then splurge in other areas that are far more enjoyable.