“It is not about the destination, It’s about the journey”
How to Travel?
How to plan or build a trip from scratch and without the help of travel agencies or other intermediaries.
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How to Travel Around?
how to travel is one of the first questions that come to our mind the first time we want to travel, that’s why we created Travel In Travel Out in English because we know we are the best guide ever. It answers all the questions that you have now and you will have in the future.
How to travel on your own? Travel without a Travel Agency
If you have money to spare, it is easy to hire a travel agency so they do everything for you, but the interesting thing would be to do the same things that travel agencies do but doing it by yourself. Saving all the extra they charge you and making all the decisions. Choosing the hotel you want, and not the one that has an agreement with them and much more.
To travel the world, the first thing you need to do is finding where to travel. For that, we suggest you to start looking for a kind of trip first more than just one destination because in that way you will have more options to satisfy what you need for the perfect trip. Examples for this could be to spend some days resting on a beach, to practice extreme sports, go out partying, go camping, do a spiritual trip or whatever you wish.
The more open you are about where you want to go (In every place there is something to discover) and the more flexible you are about the dates you want to travel, the cheaper will be the trip.
How to Search and Find Flight tickets?
Basically we do a flight search to compare flights. In the video, we used the google flight search, but you can choose the option you wish. The important is to find the best option in order to buy the cheapest flight tickets possible.
- Remember to do the flight search in private mode.
- Remember that the low-cost flights are flights that not include food or luggage checked so if you don’t want to pay extra, you are allowed a carry on baggage of only 7 kg. So you can’t take with you any of the forbidden elements in the carry on baggage like nail clipper, liquids bigger than 100 ml, among others.
How to search or how to find cheap hotels in other destinations, countries, or cities?
To find the best options for accommodation, the most known options are, in the first place, booking.com Booking.com where you can find any kind of available accommodations in every place, from 5 stars hotels to a hostel.
Also, Airbnb.com, where private people rent rooms or apartments at prices much cheaper sometimes. (Recommended especially for big cities. In Europe the options are very convenient.).
If what you look for is a cheaper hostel and especially if you travel alone and you are looking just for a bed, we also recommend you Hostelworld that is a platform specialized in hostels around the world.
Now, an explanatory video to find accommodation through Booking.com
Other Tips in order to Save in Accommodation
- When you are looking for the perfect hotel or hostel, remember to have in mind the closeness to the points you are interested to visit, because in general, you will save more money and time if you stay closer to everything instead of sleeping far away and taking transportation to move. Sometimes is the opposite too.
- Pay attention to the travel opinions, they say everything you need to know.
- A technique that has been useful in some places is that we ask for the price of one night, we ask to see the room, and then we ask for a price if we stay for more than 4 nights or a week. In general, it doesn’t always work, but we have gotten some good discounts in rooms doing this.
- In places where there isn’t a tourist and economic development like some places in Asia and Central America, it is recommended to get into the place and look for the place after arriving, door by door. Apps like Airbnb and booking, normally show more expensive prices that what you can find going personally. Every day there are fewer cities where booking.com hasn’t spread yet.
- Trying new applications, or Apps that you haven’t used before, because they usually give discounts for using it the first time. On the other hand, it helps you to quote too.
- Try other experiences, such as using Couchsurfing, working in exchange for accommodation, or volunteering. More information, clicking here.
* In high season or in festivities, you must do a prior reservation, in order to avoid paying more money or even not getting a room.
It was already said by Richard from the movie The Beach “The only downer is everyone got the same idea, we all travel thousands of miles just to watch tv and check in to somewhere with all the comforts of home, and you gotta ask yourself, what is the point of that?“
If you are going to travel, travel without expectations. Travel just to travel, To live something different, enjoying every moment without judging everything that comes across. If you travel expecting for something, you will always finally be disappointed.
How to know Where you are and Where to go? Destination Maps
One of the great problems and fear that we feel when we arrive at our destination is to get lost. And it is logical. You are in a totally unknown place, where you can easily get into a place that you should not, or not know how to get back to the hotel.
The good thing is that in these times, technology gives us the possibility of having maps, in real-time, even if you don’t have an internet connection. With this, you have information about things around you such as attractions, supermarkets or others. You can mark your hotel or somewhere you want to come back late. It is very useful also if you rent a car or a motorcycle, since you can see the routes you can follow. Since you probably won’t have the internet when you arrive at a new destination, don’t forget to download the map before losing the internet, since otherwise, it will be useless.
Here you can learn how to use maps.me. If you prefer another, you are free to use the one you want.
How to communicate with local people if they speak another languages?
Many of us can feel afraid about the language. But in these times, it’s solved too. There are many translators, (google for example has one and it also works without internet if you download the language before) so in case you need to communicate with somebody local, with this app you can write in your language, and the other person can answer in theirs.
** Don’t forget to download the language before you run out of internet connection.
How to use Google translator?
Travel the World by Cruise
Although it is difficult for a cruise to enter in a backpacking budget, you can get quite good prices for this type of service. From around 200 euros per person (couples), you can live the cruise experience and from 400 euros per person (couples) you can get an 8-day cruise visiting different destinations and even cheaper than in other transportations. This can be achieved through last-minute cruise tickets, where to fill ships, cruise companies sell the tickets at lower prices.
Cruises are also a good option if you want to travel doing tourism more comfortable, where you don’t have to worry about anything else than enjoying it. In them, the cruise ship moves through different destinations throughout the journey, and one decides whether to get off to visit the place or not. In Cruises, even the most basic rooms are very comfortable and always include food on the ticket. Drinks and beverages, unlike all-inclusive systems, are not included in the price. So if you want to have a drink, you have to pay additionally. Still, there are obviously ways to hydrate yourself, like water, tea, lemonade, etc.
The best destinations or the cheapest destinations to take a cruise are, Barcelona (Mediterranean cruises and Palmas de Mallorca), Miami (Caribbean cruises), and Rome (Greek Islands Cruise). These destinations were selected because they have more departures and this means that you can find very cheap cruises.
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The basics to learn to travel
You already have the basics you need to build your vacation. Now, depending on your personality, you will prefer to go on an adventure and organize everything when you arrive, or you will want to have everything strictly organized previously.
If this is your option, we recommend combining a small study on the city you are going to be in. This means going to google and identifying the attractions and experiences you want to visit and marking them on your destination map. So, when you arrive you will already know where you have to go. If you want to know more about how to build your travel route in relation to this, you can enter here.
In general, you can also get information from the hostel or hotel you are staying, about how to move around the city, or the places you shouldn’t miss, so ask them too if you are not sure about what to do. Otherwise, you can always ask google about what to do, or whatever question you may have.
If you want to know more about how to travel cheaper and longer, you want to know how to save money while traveling, if you want to make your trip closer to the people and the place and especially if you are thinking “I don’t have money but I want to travel anyway” Click here
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