Traveling and having a budget friendly trip can be tough. Luckily, there are ways to get around it! Here are my top five tips for traveling and having a budget friendly trip when heading out to an international festival:
Plan It Out
The best way to save money on your trip is by planning ahead. Planning helps you avoid the most common travel problems, like getting stuck in traffic or missing a flight, and it also helps you make the most of your time at an international festival.
Planning for a trip means researching prices for hotels and flights, figuring out what attractions you want to see, making reservations at restaurants (if possible) and buying tickets for any events that require them before heading out on vacation.
If possible, try booking everything as early as possible–especially if there are any festivals or events taking place during your stay!
Consider The Transportation Costs
The first thing you need to think about when planning your trip is the cost of transportation. Whether it’s a festival in your own city or an international event, travel expenses can add up quickly.
Consider the cost of transportation from home and back again, as well as any other modes of getting around once you’re there. If there are shuttle buses or trains running between venues at the festival grounds, do some research on how much they cost before buying a ticket! Also make sure that there are enough bathrooms available near where you’ll be staying so that you don’t have to go far in between visits (and plan accordingly).
Get Some Cash When You Arrive
One of the best things you can do is get some cash when you arrive. The easiest way to do this is by using an ATM, but there are some things to keep in mind:
- Make sure that your bank offers free international withdrawals and that the ATM charges low fees for withdrawing money.
- Always carry a backup card with another bank so that if the first one doesn’t work or has been drained by another traveler who got there before you, then there’s still a chance for success!
- Check the exchange rate and make sure it’s not too high before putting any money into their hands (or machines).
Stay Nearby For The Best Deals
If you’re going to be staying in the area, find out if there are any festivals in town that you can attend. This will give you more options, and help keep costs down. If there’s no festival, consider looking into other local events happening at the same time as your international festival. If nothing else comes up, consider staying in a nearby hotel or hostel so that transportation is easier on everyone involved–you’ll also save money on food since most hotels offer free breakfast!
If all else fails, make sure your hotel is close enough for easy access before booking anything else (and don’t forget about public transportation).
Focus On Experiences Instead Of Buying Things
One of the most important things you can do when planning your trip is to focus on experiences, rather than buying things. Experiences are more memorable and shareable with friends and family. They also give you a way to learn about the local culture in an immersive way.
For example, if there’s something specific that you want from your festival experience (e.g., “I’m going to buy some cool handmade jewelry”), then focus on finding ways to get this without spending money (e.g., “I’ll look for booths selling handmade jewelry”).
Prepare for a successful trip by considering the costs and making them work for you!
Now that you’re excited about your trip, it’s time to get down to business. As with any travel experience, there are many things you can do ahead of time in order for it to be successful.
First and foremost: planning! When planning a festival trip, there are several factors that need consideration: transportation costs (gas mileage), lodging options and price points (hostels vs hotels), food costs and dining options available near the festival area(s). If possible try staying somewhere close by so as not to waste time traveling back-and-forth between where you stay/eat during your stay. It might seem like less fun at first glance but trust me – there will be plenty of opportunities for adventure without having too much excess baggage weighing down on us when we return home from our journey into another world!
While it’s important to plan ahead for a trip, you don’t have to worry about every little detail. Just make sure you know what kind of budget you have and where your money is going so that you can stay on top of things!