Student on a tour:
You need to follow a few simple and realistic rules if you want to become a successful student. The life of a student is not so easy as people think. They survive through all the complications to learn something good in their life. It is a very crucial period where they start learning, make friends for a lifetime, manage everything by own, make mistakes, be more responsible and finally survive.
While being a student you need to be very careful with your expenses in your daily life, you need to be the manager of everything otherwise things might mess up later on.
Now, when it’s about travelling plus with a student budget; it becomes quite difficult for some but not impossible because “There’s always a way to go if you look for it.”
My experience says the simplest way to travel as a student is to have a friendly budget for yourself; which won’t hamper your expense and won’t feel like a burden to you ever.
Student budget-friendly travel tips:
1. Get your destination selected carefully- Location is probably everything!
It decides the actual budget of your travel cost. If you want to plan a trip, but don’t have any particular place in mind, try picking a budget-friendly destination that can save you plenty of money. No doubt, you can travel on a budget to any destination if you plan efficiently. However, some destinations are much easier and cheap to travel to than others. For example, Countries like Shri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Bangladesh are home to dozens of budget-friendly destinations.
2. Volunteer for free accommodation- Accommodation is a major cost. Try getting it for free! Volunteer with travelling groups, start interning with MNC’s. It won’t only save you money, but it’s also an all-around amazing experience that can be added to your CV. Stay with your local (international) friends for free, get insider tips, and give back same to the community. It’ll transform into a wholesome new experience.
3. Have alternative transport facilities-
This is extremely important if you want to avoid paying for a rented car, but make sure to take advantage of the public transportation! Many cities, in India, Nepal, Shri Lanka have great public transport systems that are usually moderately cheap, reliable and easy to use. Taking the subway or local bus or streetcar can get you around to many major attractions and areas of the city for usually just a few rupees —much cheaper than an Uber or taxi! And of course, renting a bike or just walking can be a great the best experience in a new city as well.
4. Go for student discounts-
If you’re a student or under 26, you’ll never need to pay full price for flights as students get discounts on air tickets through regular sales and promo codes on offer.
And also your student ID can do magic—with not just flights! But many museums offer discounted rates to students and you can sometimes find discounts on rail passes, some hostels and more.
5. Find a cheap place for sleep-
Think outside of the hotel room! Pick an unpaid couch, rent an apartment or room, check out a local hostel, or do a homestay with friends. You’ll get various alternatives that will save you money and give you a precious look into locals lives. Search with an open mind and decide properly what’s best for you and go with your budget.
6. Enjoy cheap things to do in town-
No matter wherever you’re, there’s always some possibilities available for free activities and things to do in town. Whether say a free walking tour through the city lights, a picnic in the park, a local hike with friends or a free museum tour, there’s a lot of options for things to enjoy for free with zero money(or very cheap!). Always go for research in advance of time to find some budget-friendly activities.
“I believe, a real student is the one who adjusts and compromise her/his needs when it’s about fulfilling great desires!”
Hence, adjustment is way better than anything.