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Although we all love traveling, not many of us have a bottomless bank account to support that sort of lavish lifestyle. However, that doesn’t mean your wanderlust should go unnoticed! Here are a few ways that you can save money while traveling

Curb your spending

The first tip is pretty simple: buy fewer tchotchkes, have more money. It’s better to save money and travel more often as opposed to spending and working yourself to the bone. There are better ways to make sure your trips can be immortalized, like posting on social media, or taking photos so you can look back on the memories you’ve made. It really puts what you “want” and what you “need” into perspective.

Don’t travel in the high season

Travel towns know how to work their customers. You don’t want to be spending more money on the essentials because you’re traveling during a holiday or a high traveling season. Traveling during winter can be better because there are fewer tourists, and you can get your apartments or hostels at a more affordable rate than in the high season. If you’re traveling to a tropical place, you may want to try to visit during the summer. It’s less expensive and less crowded because it’s “hurricane season.” Just keep an eye on your weather app!

Fly earlier or later in the day

Flying earlier in the week, like a Monday or a Tuesday as opposed to a Thursday or a Friday, leads to better deals. Also, an early or red-eye flight is less expensive than the others. Be sure to visit your airport websites on incognito mode so they don’t track your cookies and hike up their rates.

Rent out your house

Renting out rooms or even your whole house can help offset some of the financial stipulations of traveling. Sometimes, if you live in a pretty popular area and depending on where you’re traveling, you may even be able to even turn a profit! 

Airbnb is your friend

Hotels are nice, and all-inclusive hotels are even better. However, the longer you stay, the more pricey they become. Traveling as a group and staying in a hotel is even more expensive because you have to book more than one room. Instead, why not try an Airbnb? You can rent out a whole house for less money. It gives you more space and amenities than you’d have in a regular cramped hotel.

These are just a few of the ways that you can make sure you’re not leaving your vacation with an empty wallet.