7 Backpacking Tips to Save with Promo Codes

Backpacking provides an excellent way of traveling and touring multiple countries without breaking the bank. However, even though this form of travel is usually low-budget, there is no guarantee that you will save money just because you aren’t traveling like the typical tourist. You need to be proactive about making savings before you embark on the journey. 

Being able to save money can allow you to prolong your trip or even visit additional places and do extra activities that would otherwise not fit in your budget. In this light, this piece will give you 7 practical tips to save with promo codes as you plan your trip.

  1. Buy Your Tickets Early

Whether you want to travel by air or road, the chances are that you will still require travel tickets for the trip. Take the time to do some research and find out travel companies that offer discounts and promo codes on ticket purchases. Buy most if not all your tickets at once so that you can take advantage of these discounts. However, to do this, you need to have planned your itinerary in advance. This way, you know the places that you will be visiting and how you will get there. 

  1. Shop for Gears Online

Backpackers often spend a lot of time on the road, and this requires the use of gears, such as a backpack, hiking boots, tents, hiking clothes, emergency and hygiene kits, and much more. Shopping for these things at your local store may not get you a good deal. Instead, go online and find stores that are selling gear at a discount. Take advantage of these discounts and even look for promo codes to lower the cost further. You can make tremendous savings just by shopping online as opposed to going to the local store.

  1. Opt For Discounted Hostels

If you don’t intend to camp throughout the trip, you should opt for hostels as opposed to hotels for your trip. Hostels are cheaper than hotels, and you can also make your own meals and make savings on food. What’s more, you also get to interact with the locals in your tour area. There are numerous hostels that offer promo codes online. All you need is to find those located at your destinations and book online prior to the trip.

  1. Resupply online

Throughout your trip, you will require new supplies, especially hiking gear and clothing. Don’t shop at local stores for these items. These stores may be pricey, especially if they are located in a tourist area. You can save a lot of money by buying your supplies online. That’s because there are numerous online stores, and this gives you an opportunity to look for discounts and promo codes. All you have to do is ensure that the store where you shop ships to your destination. You can also resupply early to ensure that they are shipped by the time you need them.

  1. Seek Out Discounted Attractions

The internet has made it easy to find information about almost any top tourist attraction in the world. So before you travel, have a list of all the places that you would like to visit. Check them out online so that you can spot those with discounted entry tickets. Some even have special offers and promo codes during holidays, weekends, or certain times of the year. Take advantage of these sites as you can save money for some of the costlier places that you have been dying to visit.

  1. Look for Discounts Wherever You Go

Backpacking is about going to various places on a budget. Don’t visit blindly, especially if you intend to save money. Instead, look for discounts wherever you go. Before visiting an attraction site, booking an Airbnb, or eating at a hotel, check them out online. Take advantage of 

the latest online coupons. You can also ask at the reception if you are not sure. This can leave you with hundreds of dollars to spare for your trip. 

  1. Travel as a group

Backpacking as a group has numerous benefits. You get to visit new places and make memories with friends. What’s more, you get to enjoy group discounts as well, from booking your tickets or finding accommodation, group travel allows you to leverage group discounts that would not be available if you were traveling alone. Research beforehand for Airbnb, hostels, travel companies, and attraction sites that have offers for group travel.

Follow these simple yet effective tips to save money while backpacking by taking advantage of discounts and promo codes. Also, remember that planning early gives you control over the trip and allows you to avoid last-minute hassles which can be costly.

Victoria Brewood
victoria@pommietravels.com

Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

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