Many travelers consider themselves budget travelers, but what exactly does budget travel mean? Does it mean spending the least amount of money? Does it mean staying in hostel dorms and always cooking your own meals? Does it mean always traveling in inexpensive, developing countries? Does a term like budget travel really have to even be defined?
A recent article on BootsnAll challenged that exact question. The author wrote about the difference between budget travel and cheap travel. Based on all the comments, most of the readers agreed that there is indeed a difference, and budget travel doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to spend the least amount of money. In fact, most agreed that budget travel is all about getting the most value for your money, and value really does depend on the person.
The one thing that budget travelers do is take advantage of ways to save money and add value to his or her trip. Learning how to take advantage of services like Couchsurfing and traveling during shoulder season are both great ways to maximize your funds during any trip. What are your favorite budget travel tips?
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