By Belinda Lim
Traveling doesn’t always have to cost a fortune, if you do just a bit of homework. The effort you put in to planning your next holiday can be rewarding when you realize how much you can save. We are not saying to pitch a tent and live on bread during your long awaited holiday, but there are many ways to save on a trip without being a scrooge.
Use Public Transportation… smartly
We all know public transportation would be the cheaper alternative to cabs and guided tours, but take this a notch up and look for deals specially catered for tourists. Most cities offer a tourist-pass that gives unlimited access on their public transport network for a given time frame (usually 24 hours, 72 hours or a week). These passes may seem more expensive than buying a single-ride at first but check again what’s offered. Some of these tourist passes may include free or discounted tickets to museums, attractions and local guided tours. Most passes will also include a printed map and guide that comes in handy when you don’t have an internet connection.
Skip the Fancy Hotels
Unless it’s a business trip of course. Most people …read more