Travelling low cost | A valuable life experience

Posted by on October 2, 2013

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It’s been a common belief that in order to travel it is necessary to spend large amounts of money. Lately, more and more people become familiar with the distinction between tourism and travelling. You can be a tourist relying on the help of travel agencies which offer all-inclusive packages and thus the ability to acquire the experience of getting to know new places both near and far in a combination that points out the necessity of having a fixed all-in all schedule and plan in order to avoid unexpected circumstances. In this case, we shall be talking about holidays or a trip designed for those who want to protect themselves from every day stress. It is also true, that the final cost of an “all inclusive” package may result to be higher including a number of commodities that have fixed cost since they depend on the agency’s delegations’ arrangements.

Traveling Fast

Traveling Fast

On the contrary, a traveler is someone who believes that the experience of a journey should be faced the way someone faces life: risking that something may escape our control (for better or for worse) but, at the same time, enjoying the opportunity for self-enrichment and growth, that the unknown always brings along. During a journey, time expands and there is the possibility of getting lost, and thus discovering new and unexpected insights as well as encounters that mark important phases of one’s journey.

Travel to Cuba

Travel to Cuba

In addition, the initial planning of a journey can be constructed in a way that will serve the traveler’s own personality and the kind of experience one wants to live. You can choose to stay more or less at the place of your destination, change means of transport and decide which is the best way to travel, stay at a place and spend your time. A low-budget  journey requires some tricks that with experience bring along many advantages, not only from an economic point of view.

Low cost cruise

Low cost cruise

In order to cover long distances in a short time it is essential to use the plane: The Irish Airline Ryanair is the first to assist those who appreciate saving money,  boasting about its priority to offer cheaper rates for those who wish to travel across Europe. In this case, it will be necessary to travel light in order to avoid charges for overweight bags. If you are in America however, you can rely on the car if you decide to go on the road. In this case there is an affordable health insurance for the United States.

Travel Across the world

Travel Across the world

This can also turn into a “learning experience”: not  everyone is able to stick to what’s necessary, not just in the case of making the luggage but also in everyday life terms. Try to eliminate the unnecessary so it becomes a daily practice and a rule of a good life. Moving around using means of public transport, once you have arrived at your destination can often teach you the qualities of patience and flexibility as you have to keep up with program me changes, delays and new directions. One large part of the “saving money” process during a journey, depends also on the accommodation: a traveler shall not hesitate to take advantage of the huge advantages offered by the use of an extensive hospitality network based on accommodation locals offer in their own place. Again, not only from a “saving-money” point of view.

Indonesia Travel

Indonesia Travel

The now famous couchsurfing allows you to “surf” on the couches of people offering their homes and hospitality for those who come from other countries and wish to feel at home during their journey. For the traveler who enjoys this kind of hospitality, this becomes a real journey within the journey and an opportunity to discover new cultures and life views. The journey becomes a source of wealth to be treasured when coming home.

Travel photos: Cuba Gallery, Barb Henry.

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