Tips To Save Money During Trip

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to travel at least once a year? Learning new cultures, see beautiful places and meet new people. As fun as it sounds, your money department might not have the ability to support your wanderlust. It is easy for you to travel when you have an outstanding job and can afford to spend money on luxurious activity such as travelling. However what if you are a student? Or someone who has a hard time managing your expenditures?

Here are some easy tips for you on how to save money for travel:

1. Make a list of your monthly expenses

Once you have a clear idea of how much money you spend on your fixed expenses monthly, it is easy to figure out how much money you can put aside regularly.

2. Realistic amount

Set the amount that you want to save regularly and stick with it. Don’t set the value too high cause you will never know when you suddenly get unexpected expenses. Just put aside a sum which is realistic to you. If you can have your saving account linked together with you bank account that would be great. Just set-up few saving accounts specifically for each purpose; for example name them as travel, car, house or urgency. Set a fixed date every month where money from your bank account would be automatically transferred to your saving account. If it is impossible for you to set-up several saving accounts, just have one saving account where you can set the limit on how much you can withdraw. However, DO NOT use money from you saving account unless it’s URGENT.

3. Limit going out or eating out

If you think about it, going out or eating out cost you a lot of money especially if you do it once a week. You can easily spend around 50 bucks on food or drinks weekly, it might seem okay to some people but why don’t you spend that 50 bucks on your plane ticket to Philippines or Greece for example.

4. Extra income from somewhere else

If you can get the opportunity to earn extra money by baby sitting your neighbour’s children, just do it! Even if the pay is not high, at least, you will have an extra income. So, why not?

5. Use a saving jar

If you have some extra coins or cash, just put it in your piggy bank. Make sure you buy one, where you can’t easily take the money out. If you are creative, you can even create your own saving jar that might look more attractive and motivate you to put money in it.There are a lot of DIY videos on YouTube on how to make one. You will be surprised by how much money you can save up in a year, it’s not going to be a lot, but hey its the effort that counts.

 

Features For Your Luggage

Luggage scales are a useful piece of kit to have at home to avoid issues with paying excess baggage fees. Most of the airlines set different weight allowances so it can be difficult to get it right for the frequent travellers. They are easy to use and can include a variety of features to match the specific needs.

Let’s take a look at the key features worth having on the luggage scales:

Weight capacity

Weight capacity is a major feature to consider. This needs to easily reach the maximum limits set by the different airlines. Many of the luggage scales will accept a load up to about 110 pounds, which is more than enough. Additionally, the accuracy can vary with the different units. Most have an accuracy leeway of about by 0.1 pounds. This is likely to give enough accuracy for most unless very close to the airlines permitted limit.

Screen lock

The weight lock is a user-friendly feature that will ensure the total weight of the luggage is kept on the display screen for a certain period of time. This makes it a lot easier for a single person to use the scales without having to hold the luggage and read the display at the same time.

Type of Display

The weight can be displayed using analogue or LCD. The LCD units are easier to read if the screen is backlit. Many of the low-cost models are particularly difficult to read in bright light conditions. Also, the LCD units will use more battery life. The alternative option is those built with a traditional clock dial. They do not rely on extra battery power and are still very easy to read.

Compact size

The luggage scales are typically compact in size which means they can be taken on any journey. This will give the option to weigh the luggage again before the return leg of the journey to avoid going over the permitted limited after buying souvenirs for friends or family on the travels.

Battery indicator

Many of the feature rich units have a battery indicator to give a quick reminder of the available charge left in the battery. This is great for those that travel often and need to make sure it is always ready to use.

Automatic shut down

A useful feature to save battery life is automatic shut down. This is often seen on the luggage scales with an LCD display. Most units will switch off after 30 to 60 seconds of no activity.

 

How To Get Best Travel Agent Tours

Are you planning a trip to a totally different city or state or country? So make it more adventurous by hiring a tour operator, because visiting a new place sounds really exciting, but it could be exhausting if you have no idea about the places to visit, language, food, etc. Hiring an operator will not only make your trip stress-free, but also economical because paying a fee to an operator is less expensive rather spending on extravagantly on other stuff on the trip. A tour operator will make you enjoy the best food in the city, beautiful sights, hotels, etc. If you are interested in knowing artifacts and history behind any historical monuments, a knowledgeable operator will provide you with all such enriching facts.

WHERE TO FIND A TOUR OPERATOR

If you are looking for a local operator you can contact the travelling agency nearby your area. Or there are many online travelling agencies offering the services of an experienced operator. Other than this there are many freelancer operators available online.

QUALITIES OF A TOUR OPERATOR-

There are certain qualities that make an operator different from others. An ideal operator is smart and knowledgeable who will guide you throughout the trip without any hassle. You need not worry about directions or route because an experienced operator will make you travel in most comfortable means of transport. More than this, an operator must be charismatic and amiable, so that you won’t feel like being on an educational tour with your school principal. A tour guide must have good communication skills because if you are travelling with a group, it is obvious that there will be chaos and confusion that an operator needs to manage with maturity. It is must for an operator to possess good organizational skills in order to maintain coordination among group members and stick to the schedule of the trip. He or she must be emphatic and cordial because no one likes to go on a trip with an arrogant person that sucks the whole fun out of the tour. Managing time is one of the greatest virtues that an operator must possess because you need to be a certain place at a particular time without any delay. An operator can either make your vacations super fun or can make it a horrible experience.

POINTS TO REMEMBER-

Before selecting an operator, first, make it sure the fee is within your travelling budget. Other than this, choose an experienced and reputed operator, because it is always wise to explore with someone having knowledge about that place. Always follow the instruction of your tour guide when it comes to directions, punctuality, means of transport, etc. Everyone needs a break from their hectic schedule, so plan a solo trip or with your friends or family, hire a tour operator and explore different cities, their culture, food and natural beauty.