Students Travel Cheap


Traveling within the U.S. is a rewarding and exhilarating experience, and you can easily travel cheap with a few tips on how to save money on North American ground. There are many states, cities, towns, and roads to travel; you need to narrow your choices. You can stay in one place and never see the whole town, so you want to define what it is exactly you want to see. While you’re narrowing your choices here are some easy things to consider to save money while traveling.

Make friends online first and arrange to stay in their place. People in the U.S. are friendly and would more than love to have new exciting people in their homes. You can always have a host family provide a place for you from an agency. If you want your own place then Air BNB is very popular for finding places to crash. A really great way to save money and get to know a place is to rent a room or apartment. It will save you the most amount of money because it is much cheaper than hotels.

Eating is another place where you can save a lot of money when you travel. You will save the most if you utilize both the grocery store and even the restaurants. Food is expensive these days and by the time you buy, prepare, cook, and clean-up you might have saved time and money by just eating out, so here are a few options for saving money eating out. Fast food is not cheap in America. The meals have really gone up in price and the quality of what you are getting is not necessarily going to drive your energy. The better choice is to order food from a regular restaurant like Applebee’s or Chili’s at lunch. The restaurants are in competition for business so they often have lunchtime specials so you can get a great piece of meat or chicken for 6.00 or 7.00 dollars. You can either eat it for lunch or just save it for dinner. You can go to the grocery store, but find out what the biggest chain is in the town you are staying and go there. Buy what is on sale. Not all grocery stores are the same. Of course, you want good quality and good price, so, just ask someone where they shop for groceries. They will be more than happy to help.

Check online before you leave and make a list of free things to do in the town you are in. You don’t have to do everything, but there are always free things you can involve yourself in. Find out dates and time. You can also pick up the local free papers around the post offices and grocery stores for what is happening in the town.

Rent a bicycle to get around because it is the easiest way to explore cities. The last thing you will ever want to do is take a cab, because cabs cost a lot of money. Try to pick places to stay that are close to public transportation so it is easy to get around.

No matter what you do in the U.S. you are sure to have a wonderful time. There are so many great places to stay, wonderful spots to eat out, and interesting things to see. You, of course, want to gravitate to staying in places, eating in restaurants, and going to venues that have high ratings of pleased customers. Remember you can always use your phones these days with SIRI who will look up places on maps and come up with the highest rated for you to check. The Unites States is like no place else, enjoy your trip and get the most for your money.

About Jessica Dong

Jessica Dong is a 21-year-old student from Beijing. She studies business development in the USA and dreams of running her own company. Jessica is a socially active student with interest in traveling, social media and entertainment.