19 Ways to Save Money While Traveling

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Most of want to book a ticket ASAP to travel around and see the world, but our bank account is like, “lol you need to pay your rent.” Traveling can be expensive especially if you have a mile-long list of visit — from Seoul, Korea to Budapest, Hungary, and Lima, Peru. You can't get from one of those places to the next by walking and airfare ain't cheap. But with the right strategy, you can make the cost of exploring the world much less expensive than you might think.

When it comes to saving money while traveling, you want to cut costs both in your trip preparations and during your daily activities while globe-trotting. With these tips, you'll be able to get the most bang for your buck and make the most of your next adventure while sticking to your budget!

1. Subscribe to email alerts for “mistake fares” and flight deals


“Mistake fares” are when an airline or online travel agency sells a ticket for significantly less than they intended. These accidental fares aren’t rare, but they’re not very common either, according to Scotts Cheap Flights. Email alerts, such as Scotts or AirfareWatchDog, catch these mistakes and send them right to your inbox. Unless you’re actively looking, they’re pretty easy to miss. Signing up for one of these alerts will ensure you don’t miss out on any deals.

True story, human error once made return flights from Hawaii to the U.S. 7 dollars for two hours. These deals are no joke.