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12 January 2017

5 Ways to Travel on Different Budgets


We all have different budgets to play with when it comes to travelling, but even on the tightest shoestring there are still ways and places to visit where you can still have a great time. Don't let the money thing stop you from living your dreams!
Depending on the depth of your pockets and the locations you want to visit, there are a variety of different ways to get around the world when you’re on holiday.
Not only can it be exhilarating and eye-opening to try out different methods of travel, it can also make trips around the world a lot cheaper (or more comfortable) than you’d first expect.
So when you start planning your next itinerary, take into consideration these five methods of travel that you should utilise on your next holiday:



Walking - Free

Starting with the cheapest one- walking is free! If you’re accustomed to travelling around the world then you’ll probably be no stranger to the joys and ease of walking.
Exploring by foot is for sure the best way to truly discover a new city- you get to experience and see a lot more that you would if you were in a car or bus.
Set your bags at a hotel or hostel and walk around to take in all the culture and sights. It’s a great way to save on travel costs and it's great exercise as well!

Walking the streets of Paris

Cycle - Low Cost

Cycling is another great budget-friendly way to explore a new city, especially if you have sights to see that are a bit further away. Depending on where you are, you can usually hire a city bicycle from a few dollars and hire it for however long you need.
There are stations set up all throughout the city so when you are finished you can drop and whichever one is closest to you.
It's highly convenient and also great to burn off all the delicious food you will probably be eating!

Cycle station in London

Public Transport - Mostly Cheap

Also depending on the city that you’re visiting, you will usually find that it’s very cheap to get around using public transport. Buses and trams especially are quite low-cost, with subways and trains perhaps being less so in bigger cities.
These costs however can usually be made even cheaper if you use local travel cards or discounts and offers that are often available for tourists.
For example, if you visit Hong Kong you should invest in an Octopus travel card. Not only can it be used to easily pay for travel, but it can also be used as a contactless payment card at various stores, making it a great way to reduce the amount of cash you need to carry.
London has a similar card called an Oyster card which works in the same way. Just tap on and tap off at each stop for both the tube and on buses.
Always do your research about public transport when you arrive in a new city and find which is the most suitable mode for you.



Taxi - Price Varies

Most countries have taxi services (or even Uber) for you to get around town or from the airport. Depending on what kind of taxi you hire or what country you’re visiting, the price can range from dirt cheap to more expensive than your home country.
Taxis in South-East Asia for example, are very cheap and usually $2 for a half an hour ride. Countries in Eastern Europe can be cheap too, such as in Poland. London, New Zealand and New York however- can cost you an arm and a leg!
Whatever taxi you pick, make sure that it’s from a trustworthy company that tells you the price up front or to run a meter. Many shady taxi drivers can spot a tourist from a mile away and they’re willing to lie about fares just to get more money from you.
No matter the cost though, taxis are definitely the most convenient way to get around the city if you're in a hurry.

Bluebird Taxi in Bali

Private Jet - Expensive

Jumping into the other extreme of budget abilities- for those on the top end- why not go for a private jet?  Luxury Aircraft Solutions can be expensive, but they create an unforgettable experience. Whether it’s a flight inside of a country or a trip to a different one, a personalised private flight can give you all the luxuries you need.
From plenty of legroom to in-flight dining and amenities, you can create something exceptional as long as your wallet is deep enough. It would certainly beat having to wait in line at the airport as well! Perfect if you're a business man or woman or if you simply afford it.



There we have five ways of travel for different budgets, from one extreme to the other. I'm sure we all wish we could travel by private jet, and as exhilirating as it would be- the likelihood is we will be using the first four!
I do urge you that even if you think you cannot afford to travel- you can! Stop making excuses and just do it. Even if you have to go into debt to travel, it's better than not doing it at all. It is always worth it and you will only regret not going for it if you don't.

Thanks for reading,

*This post is a collaboration and contains images that are not my own.
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3 comments

Suzie M said...

Certainly wish I could afford private jet too! I didn't know taxis were so cheap in some places. its good to know!

bryony araminta said...

You are right, It is depend on us to what we can afford, It is good for me to know the basics budget for travel in hongKong. Find the best online Travelling Tips For Hong Kong by Destination you.

Press Print Party - Nathalie Brown said...

I just had to laugh at the private Jet :) Taxis in Vietnam were cheap. Not in France :)

12 January 2017

5 Ways to Travel on Different Budgets


We all have different budgets to play with when it comes to travelling, but even on the tightest shoestring there are still ways and places to visit where you can still have a great time. Don't let the money thing stop you from living your dreams!
Depending on the depth of your pockets and the locations you want to visit, there are a variety of different ways to get around the world when you’re on holiday.
Not only can it be exhilarating and eye-opening to try out different methods of travel, it can also make trips around the world a lot cheaper (or more comfortable) than you’d first expect.
So when you start planning your next itinerary, take into consideration these five methods of travel that you should utilise on your next holiday:



Walking - Free

Starting with the cheapest one- walking is free! If you’re accustomed to travelling around the world then you’ll probably be no stranger to the joys and ease of walking.
Exploring by foot is for sure the best way to truly discover a new city- you get to experience and see a lot more that you would if you were in a car or bus.
Set your bags at a hotel or hostel and walk around to take in all the culture and sights. It’s a great way to save on travel costs and it's great exercise as well!

Walking the streets of Paris

Cycle - Low Cost

Cycling is another great budget-friendly way to explore a new city, especially if you have sights to see that are a bit further away. Depending on where you are, you can usually hire a city bicycle from a few dollars and hire it for however long you need.
There are stations set up all throughout the city so when you are finished you can drop and whichever one is closest to you.
It's highly convenient and also great to burn off all the delicious food you will probably be eating!

Cycle station in London

Public Transport - Mostly Cheap

Also depending on the city that you’re visiting, you will usually find that it’s very cheap to get around using public transport. Buses and trams especially are quite low-cost, with subways and trains perhaps being less so in bigger cities.
These costs however can usually be made even cheaper if you use local travel cards or discounts and offers that are often available for tourists.
For example, if you visit Hong Kong you should invest in an Octopus travel card. Not only can it be used to easily pay for travel, but it can also be used as a contactless payment card at various stores, making it a great way to reduce the amount of cash you need to carry.
London has a similar card called an Oyster card which works in the same way. Just tap on and tap off at each stop for both the tube and on buses.
Always do your research about public transport when you arrive in a new city and find which is the most suitable mode for you.



Taxi - Price Varies

Most countries have taxi services (or even Uber) for you to get around town or from the airport. Depending on what kind of taxi you hire or what country you’re visiting, the price can range from dirt cheap to more expensive than your home country.
Taxis in South-East Asia for example, are very cheap and usually $2 for a half an hour ride. Countries in Eastern Europe can be cheap too, such as in Poland. London, New Zealand and New York however- can cost you an arm and a leg!
Whatever taxi you pick, make sure that it’s from a trustworthy company that tells you the price up front or to run a meter. Many shady taxi drivers can spot a tourist from a mile away and they’re willing to lie about fares just to get more money from you.
No matter the cost though, taxis are definitely the most convenient way to get around the city if you're in a hurry.

Bluebird Taxi in Bali

Private Jet - Expensive

Jumping into the other extreme of budget abilities- for those on the top end- why not go for a private jet?  Luxury Aircraft Solutions can be expensive, but they create an unforgettable experience. Whether it’s a flight inside of a country or a trip to a different one, a personalised private flight can give you all the luxuries you need.
From plenty of legroom to in-flight dining and amenities, you can create something exceptional as long as your wallet is deep enough. It would certainly beat having to wait in line at the airport as well! Perfect if you're a business man or woman or if you simply afford it.



There we have five ways of travel for different budgets, from one extreme to the other. I'm sure we all wish we could travel by private jet, and as exhilirating as it would be- the likelihood is we will be using the first four!
I do urge you that even if you think you cannot afford to travel- you can! Stop making excuses and just do it. Even if you have to go into debt to travel, it's better than not doing it at all. It is always worth it and you will only regret not going for it if you don't.

Thanks for reading,

*This post is a collaboration and contains images that are not my own.

3 comments:

Suzie M said...

Certainly wish I could afford private jet too! I didn't know taxis were so cheap in some places. its good to know!

bryony araminta said...

You are right, It is depend on us to what we can afford, It is good for me to know the basics budget for travel in hongKong. Find the best online Travelling Tips For Hong Kong by Destination you.

Press Print Party - Nathalie Brown said...

I just had to laugh at the private Jet :) Taxis in Vietnam were cheap. Not in France :)

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