Being a student is a costly endeavour and you may be wondering how to afford a holiday with a part time job at best. So here’s a list of things we did as a couple to lower costs but keep the adventure.
Start by thinking about flight prices. It may be easier to stick close to home to keep flight costs low.
Keep your time in large cities to a minimum.
Don’t forget about travelling between places. Night trains are perfect as you get accommodation for the night and you sleep through the travelling.
Make sure Airbnbs have a small kitchenette or kitchen to cook food yourself.
FOOD AND DRINK
We learnt the hard way that a kitchen in an airbnb is essential to keeping costs low. (I would not recommend cooking pasta in a kettle…)
Find where your closest supermarket is and stick to a daily budget.
Cheap foods to have in mind; cereal for breakfasts and lunches such as cold meats, cheese, tomatoes and bread.
Don’t forget to treat yourselves sometimes.
Although it can be nice, try to avoid tourist areas for activities.
Hiking and simply spending time on the beach, playing games or cards is free and fun!