Ever since our childhood we have weird fantasies of travelling to almost all places in the world. And for some fortunate ones, they do travel the world. But for the rest who cannot travel the world, but can travel even half of it, this becomes as exciting as travelling the world. What constrains the others from travelling the globe is quite obvious - yeah you guessed it right, it is the money that makes all the difference in going for a vacation to a place or around the world.
But no worries, everybody has their own pocket and can spend as per their wallet strength. And to make your travel a budget travel, we have some suggestions for you. From the time you start planning your trip to booking your tickets and hotels, you can make great use of your profession. In case you area a journalist or in some kind of government job, you can hail loads of discounts. (No offences to any profession, but these discounts are in positive spirit). After all these two professions are the ones, which gets the maximum number of gifts and vouchers from all over. After all your position does matter.
In case you do not belong to this genre, no issues. You still have an alternative to hail the maximum of discounts. How? Simple! Just prevail the luxuries of your friends in these professions and enjoy your trip to the maximum and make it a perfect budget trip. And if you do not like taking favours, just do some of their work or take them out for dinner in return or do it when they have some work related to your profession. So you do not have that guilt that you had a blast on the head of your friend's contacts.
Also if you are not comfortable with the above ideas, you can do a little calculation on your own part. Starting from booking your tickets, you can plan your vacation two-three months in advance so that you get cheap tickets and also discounts on your bookings. On the other hand, you can start saving some amount in the name of vacation by cutting a little on your weekly parties and other miscellaneous expenses and unnecessary shopping. This would help you increase your 'budget' for your trip.
When you reach there, do not spend on things that you can get at a cheap rate in your hometown. If you are purchasing just for the sake that you have to take something back home as a token for your friends and family that you went for a vacation, do not make this mistake. First this would increase your luggage and spoil the fun and on the other hand will add to your cost unnecessarily. The best alternative for this, better purchase it from your home town and gift them (of course without telling them). Also, do not just over spend in the fun of enjoying to the fullest, for you have to come back and get back to normal living. And remember fun is not about how much you spend, but it is always counted as how much you actually enjoyed even from a small amount spent. After all it is the feelings that matter. Right?