In the summer of 2013 I saved €800 on my stays in Bruges, Southern France and Barcelona. And I didn’t even have to sleep in a cardboard box under a bridge! By being a bit creative I saved up a whole extra holiday. By being on holiday! Say what?! I’ll tell you how you can save up this much on your accommodation as well.
One of my favorite accommodation options is Airbnb! In my opinion hardly anything beats staying in a local’s apartment, in the middle of a neighborhood full of locals – and for a good price too. Often these neighborhoods have more ambiance and authenticity than ‘tourist areas’, and personally I can spend hours just staring through the window and watching daily life go by. It’s so good! Today I have something even better for you: a discount code of €30!
This article is part 1 of my series on saving money on travel.
Depending on where you’ll travel and how long you’ll stay, transport is most likely to be one of your biggest travel expenses. And unfortunately nothing is going magically transport you to your destination for free (except hitchhiking, actually, that will). Don’t let transportation costs stop you though. With these tips you’ll arrive with a full wallet to your destination.
Welcome to the Budget Flight Checkers Anonymous Meeting. My name is Milou, and I’m a flight checker addict. The first step to recovery is admitting it, so here we go: I am following about 10 cheap flights websites, get notified of deals on Facebook all the time, and check Skyscanner for cheap flights every day. EVERY. DAY. It’s my hobby. It also means I never pay more than €100 for a flight. Ever.
Hence I know exactly which cities pop up with cheap flights often, aka what the cheapest cities are to fly to in Europe, with budget airlines. I decided to share this wealth of knowledge with you ;-) (Why did I never learn anything useful in school?) So here are the cheapest European cities to fly to (from Europe)!
No money is no excuse. It’s essentially a mantra for me (i built my business while I was broke and travel the world on a budget constantly), but still I keep running into people who say they’d like to travel more, but can’t because BROKE. Bullshhhh*. If you really want to you’ll find a way, if not, you’ll find an excuse. And to prove to you that you can travel with ZERO dollar, I wrote this post: how to travel for free (the £0 travel guide).
(* this is tough love, I really do love you, you know).
Yep, you’ll have to wear a zillion layers of clothes, fold your legs under your armpits for a few hours, and pay for anything that even remotely resembles luxury, but hey… don’t knock a £15 flight, right?! Every now and then I park my luxury princess-ego and exchange it for the hustling go-getter who will gladly compromise a bit of luxury if that means nicer meals, more adventures and better hotels at my destination, by flying a budget airline.
If you’re an avid budget airlines abuser like me (<3 you Ryanair), you’ll LOVE this ultimate list of ALL budget airlines in Europe.
Budget Bucketlist is the reason you’ll love us: for this feature we take bucketlist destinations, and tell you how to do them cheaply. Guess what: your dream is actually more affordable than you thought! So take that Craigslist add offline where you’re selling your kidney, and read this instead. This time we focus on how to do a cheap safari in Kenya, one of the most beautiful countries in Africa (and perhaps even the world)!