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Saving Money Whilst Backpacking

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Almost by definition backpackers are travelling on limited funds. Youíll no doubt be looking for ways to keep costs down and save cash wherever and whenever possible. Here are a few tips that might you along your way.


If you are still in full-time education of have a university acceptance letter, then get yourself an International Student Identity Card (ISIC). These are valid in 120 countries are entitle you to over 40,000 discounts globally.


If you have graduated but are the youthful side of 26, then get an International Youth Travel card, which is much the same as the ISIC card. These are valid in many hostels, on transport and at Internet cafes.


Although insurance may seem like a waste of money, it will cost you a considerable amount more if you have an accident without insurance. Basically, you should hope for the best but prepare for the worst. Buying toiletries at your destination will save you money and valuable luggage space at the airport.


Shampoo and conditioner etc are heavy and we could all do with a little extra weight allowance at check-in. Also, you should arrange your tours and accommodation locally. You are likely to get better rates as you cut out the middle-man and you can negotiate better deals face-to-face. Organised tours are a great option when you are travelling alone and you donít speak the language.


However, donít rely on them too much. Youíll fly through many places that you might want to spend more time and there will be certain people you will miss completely. Going at your own pace is a much better option that will save you cash and will ultimately be more rewarding if a little more challenging.


Use public transport whenever you can. Local busses may seem scary and rather unruly in some places but are usually by far the cheapest option and give you a real insight into the country youíre travelling in and its people.


In Europe, there are certain times when it pays to book travel in advance. If you know your travel dates around a month in advance (unlikely but possible) you can receive greater discounts and more choice of travel times, particularly on trains.


So many hostels now have book exchanges so you donít need to keep hold of heavy books whilst on the road. You can swap your well-read copy of the latest Paulo Cohelo with an equally well-worn Nick Hornby.

 
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If your taking a gap year etravelinsurance.co.uk offer a specific gap year travel insurance policy which should cater to all your needs. If you are planning to go away for a shorter period of time, take a look at their policy.
 
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