About 5 years ago I planned a trip of a lifetime to New York City: Manhattan hotels, yellow cabs and jogging in Central Park. I had saved up a bit of money and so I felt quite prepared but somehow the costs kept adding up until my NYC dream was blown to smithereens. The next day I woke up with the strong urge to go somewhere, anywhere. I packed a suitcase and drove to Durban. It was no NYC but that trip woke me up to the possibility of travel even for those of us who aren’t as financially inclined. After many crazy adventures, with plenty travel mistakes, I’ve learnt to travel smart with these 10 tips which I hope will help you get the best out of your next getaway.
The three most important things to consider when travelling are accommodation, transportation and food. It might take a few days online comparing prices but it’ll be worth it. Two of the best ways to do this is to visit online forums or through friends who have previously been to your chosen destination. Also, when researching online be sure to compare reviews from different sources to avoid being deceived by misleading reviews.
- Start close to home
I pulled off my first trip, which was to Durban, with only R3000 in my pocket. Before this trip I had secretly qualified great travel with the distance; the further away the destination, the greater the experience. However, I was surprised at all the new and exciting adventures I