Traveling can make the average persons head spin. There’s so much to do, even if you are aware of most of the things on this list, it would be wise to print it out. Most likely you will indeed find one or two ideas that never crossed your mind. Save yourself a headache and some money by doing some of the below.

Research your specific travel destination well by going to the book store or library and get books for your destination or join online forums for the destination. Find out what the local Language is, If you need a different Currency etc.

Be Informed One of your first stops once you arrive should be to the Tourism Office, they have maps, local information and usually sell Public Transportation Passes.

Extended Stay is when you need a hotel type room for a longer period (weekly, monthly etc). They are much cheaper than regular hotels the longer you stay. These types of rooms also have a small kitchenette with Fridge/Microwave that will save you money without eating at restaurants.

Hostels (Not Hotels) are a popular way for students, backpackers, solo travelers and more to save tons of money by staying in a dormitory type room. There are bunk beds and a shared multi shared bathrooms, and a kitchen in the main area. Rates range from $15 and up per night. An awesome value if you’re up for the experience.

Traveling Internationally usually means different electricity voltage. Basically your flat iron or cell phone charger needs a plug adapter in order to work. You can get Travel Adapter Plugs at Amazon or Ebay. They’re found easily in big cities or at International Airports, trust me it’s cheaper on Amazon.

Extra Discounts If you are an Auto Club Member, Senior Citizen, or Youth (usually under 25) you get better rates for hotels, airline travel etc. Also invest in a book such as the Entertainment Book which has saved me lots of money for my domestic travel trips. This is a good investment because it can save you money even when you’re not traveling. (Restaurants, Oil changes, Nails, Hotels, Car Rentals and much more).

Package Deals If you are going to need more than a hotel, airfare or car rental, seriously consider a package deal. You will most likely save lots of money.

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