Tips for Students Who Want to Travel on Their Summer Holidays
It is not a secret that when you are studying in school or in university, it is the best time of your life. If you are a student and reading this, you are probably rolling your eyes and wondering how old the author is.
Well, you don’t have to worry about that. The author has travelled extensively and is a lot older than you, so just sit down relax, and try to read some of the information about saving some money on your travels.
When you are a student, you have to live from one day to the next and you might be wondering how you are going to find money to live, let alone travelling and seeing the world. However, it is possible to travel on very little money at all.
If you want to see the world and you are on a practically non-existent budget, then read on and you will find some brilliant tips.
You should pick a travel agent that specializes in students travelling on a budget. They will have tips for booking flights and it is more than likely that they will have hostels on their website, rather than posh hotels.
This is because they know that students can only afford hostels. Travellers who stay in hostels are travelling on their own, so they want an accommodation where they can make friends and see the sights with some of the people that they have met in their hostel.
Hostels are also a lot cheaper than hotels and sometimes there is very little difference between a three star hotel and a student hostel. If you look at hostels in London, some of them are in very good places. There is one in Kensington that is a brilliant location for seeing all the sites in London.
If you run out of money when you are travelling, then sometimes hostels will let you work off your bill, so you could be working a few hours, but then your accommodation is free.
Hostels have a very bad reputation in the media and it puts people off booking them, but they are actually very nice and very nice people run them. If you look at hostels in other countries like America, then all kinds of people prefer to book hostels over a hotel, even families with young children.
Driving or Train
If you are travelling alone and you book your ticket in advance, then you can save a lot of money on the price of a train ticket. Therefore, it is more cost effective to get the train as long as you don’t buy your ticket at the train station.
If you are travelling with friends and you have your own car, it might be better to drive because you can split the cost of petrol and you will have a lot of fun on a road trip. You could drive the length of the UK and it could cost less than a train ticket.
However, you need to think about it a lot because if you are staying in a busy city like London, then you will have to pay parking prices, which are a lot more expensive than in smaller cities or in places where you might live.
You should just do your research and crunch some numbers and just do whatever is cheapest. You might just want to spend a bit extra on a train so that you can relax on the journey.