Cheap ways to travel

@maximax8 (28570)
United Kingdom
September 19, 2008 8:43am CST
I advise getting a good quality travel guide book with budget accommodation listings. I stayed in youth hostels and backpacker hostels in countries like the USA, Australia and New Zealand. I stayed in guest houses in countries like Indonesia and Malaysia. I booked train tickets on the Internet before I went to the USA then I got really cheap fares. It is worth getting a membership card for the Youth Hostel Association then you be able to stay in their youth hostels in a dorm or a VIP Backpackers Card then you will be able stay in their backpacker hostels in a dorm. If you are a student you can get many discounts on flights and entrance charges for attractions if you have an International Student Card. Many people wish to travel and with some tips could manage to do that I think. Do you want to visit one of your neighboring countries. If so which one would you like to go to. Would you have to fly there or would you be able to get a train, bus or boat there. Have you any dream destination for the future?
5 responses
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
19 Sep 08
hi maxi,i guess the cheapest way to travel is to travel in asia.as of now i still have dream to Paris.
@maximax8 (28570)
• United Kingdom
19 Sep 08
Hi Bomb Shell. I hope that you will go to Paris one day soon. Accommodation there is likely to be expensive. Yes, most countries in Asia have really cheap prices like India for example I would love to go island hopping an snorkeling in the Philippines.
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
19 Sep 08
really?are you dreaming going to Philippines? many foreighner there specialy in my area Bohol.
@maximax8 (28570)
• United Kingdom
22 Sep 08
Bohol sounds amazing my friend Bomb Shell. I would take lots of photos of the Chocolate Hills.
• United States
20 Sep 08
how amazing was australia?
@maximax8 (28570)
• United Kingdom
22 Sep 08
Australia is my second favorite country and Sydney is my favorite city in the world. It is the most amazing country and it is full of natural beauty.
• Canada
25 Sep 08
I have a cousin in Port McQuarie (50 klicks north of Sydney). He went there 40 years ago and never returned.
@maximax8 (28570)
• United Kingdom
25 Sep 08
Yes, Australia is that sort of place. Fall in love and then stay forever. There are some gorgeous stops on the coast between Sydney and Brisbane. I am not surprised that your cousin stayed in Port Macquarie. That was a very good choice.
@Vladilyich1 (1454)
• Canada
25 Sep 08
I regularly travel to Russia and find Aeroflot an outstanding airline and the cheapest way to get there.
@maximax8 (28570)
• United Kingdom
25 Sep 08
I so wish to go to Russia. Aeroflot has cheap prices but the expense for me would be the visas for myself and my toddler son. I would love to go to St Petersburg, Moscow and take a trip on the Trans Siberian Railway.
• Canada
25 Sep 08
My last visa cost around $100USD and I got it in 48 hours. The Russians are a fabulous and friendly people. Their history and culture are out of this world.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
25 Sep 08
We had a show that said in America, the best rates for air travel are to make your travel plans online or at a 24 hour travel agency after Midnight on a Tuesday 45 days before you need to leave. Beyond that show, I don't know very much. Take care.
@maximax8 (28570)
• United Kingdom
25 Sep 08
You can be wonderful air fares on the Internet. It pays to look around in order to find the best fares. Sometimes airlines have special offers that are tempting. Flying at the weekend is often more expensive than flying mid week. Booking 45 days before you intend to leave is a good idea. Thanks. Take care my friend.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
19 Sep 08
I was looking in the brochure for single travellers travelling to New Zealand, it has everything included, trips, insurance, accommodation and tours whilst there, it is very expensive my friend but I would feel much better going with a tour guide and being taken to the best parts of New Zealand and coach trips and excursions which are laid on are much better than trying to go places on your own, it's the price you pay I understand, but it will take me a long time to save, still I have given myself till 2010 to save up! Then I have the trip to Sweden afterwards. Not cheap travelling is it my friend!
@maximax8 (28570)
• United Kingdom
19 Sep 08
In 2001 my flight to New Zealand with all the lovely stops in the South Pacific Islands cost £800. Nowadays the airport tax and fuel surcharges are really high and so flights can be much more expensive. Good luck saving up my friend Wolfie, however you explore lovely New Zealand, I know you will have an excellent time. Yes, tours are much more expensive than doing things independently. I went to gorgeous Northland for my first three weeks in New Zealand. I wanted to go to a place that public transport didn't go to so the backpacker hostel manager took me on a tour, just me and him. He dropped at a mountain that I climbed then he took me to a sandy bay and we did a scenic walk. That was so much better than a coach tour with 29 other people. I loved doing things and exploring at my own pace. Traveling used to be cheaper, £2 a night for a room a night in Sumatra in 1994. Sweden is expensive and New Zealand is moderate to cheap. Happy traveling my friend Wolfie.