I got 99 problems and they’re all money related.
Traveling isn’t cheap. Especially if you like last minute trips. So my biggest suggestion is to PLAN AHEAD.
If you know your schedule ahead of time, take advantage of that! Book a trip months in advance to save money. If your schedule is flexible, I’d definitely recommend booking a trip with SkyScanner.
Once you put your preferred destination and which airport you’d be leaving from, it creates a graph to show you which days of the month are the cheapest to fly. From there you can choose tickets that best fit your budget!
Choose your seat wisely!
Another huge component of traveling is strategy. This applies to any mode of transportation you end up taking while traveling:
- Window seat:
- Pro: You get to enjoy the view and have some sense of privacy.
- Con: If you use the restroom often this is probably not the best choice for you and/or everyone else in your row.
- Middle seat:
- Pro: It’s cheapest seat and a good choice if you’re on a budget. If you’re travelling with friends or family, the middle seat isn’t that bad
- Con: You have to fight for room on the armrest, you usually end up as a headrest for others, and you have the least amount of room in the entire row.
- Aisle seat:
- Pro: There’s more arm room and it’s easier to use the restroom.
- Con: Being constantly bumped into by people walking up and down the aisle, including the beverage cart.
Bring All The Snacks
A lot of people don’t realize that you can bring food from home when you fly! There are a couple of exceptions to this: no liquids, and only dry food. So that means: crackers, gummy worms, oreos, you name it! Prepare your snacks the night before you travel to save time and money!
Everybody loves a good outfit. Especially when it has that “YAAAAAAAAAAS” factor. But when you have a 6 hour flight with a 4 hour layover followed by a connecting flight of 7 hours, you may want to reconsider those lace-up heels… I cannot repeat this enough: leggings, leggings, and more leggings. They are a traveler’s best friend.
Here are some quick tips:
- Dress in layers: You never know if you’ll end up with the seat that has the busted A/C that’s either too hot or cold. My go-to combination is: graphic tee, cardigan, leather jacket, and a scarf.
- Wear shoes that are easy to take off: I usually wear flats since they’re easier to take off and put back on while going through airport security.
- You’re allowed two personal items other than your carry-on. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT! I always take a small, compact purse to carry my passport and cash close to my person at all times. I also take a larger purse-like bag as my second personal item for my snacks, headphones, pillow-neck, and books/flight entertainment.
I hope this was helpful! Let me know if these tips work for you, and any suggestions you might have!
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