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The most common myths about budget travelling

There is a common stereotype among people that budget travelling abroad is boring and uncomfortable. However, this opinion is deceptive and we will try to prove it. Find out what myths about budget holidays have become real "horror stories" for tourists

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Travelling is one of the most exciting and exciting adventures in a person's life. However, many people refuse the opportunity to explore the world, believing that it is prohibitively expensive. There are many myths about budget travel that scare off potential travellers. We're going to dispel 8 of the most popular myths, proving that you can travel on a budget and enjoy it.


Budget travel is always uncomfortable


Many people believe that budget travelling means spending the night in a tent in the middle of nowhere or staying in shared hostel bedrooms. In fact, the choice of cheap accommodation is extremely wide: from private rooms on Airbnb to guesthouses with a family atmosphere. Many of them offer comfortable accommodation at a very affordable price.


Eating out is expensive


There is a perception that saving money on travel means eating out all the time. However, even in the most expensive cities in the world, you can find affordable cafes and restaurants that serve local cuisine at reasonable prices. In addition, trying street food or cooking something yourself will not only be economical, but will also allow you to get to know the culture of the country better.


Flights cost a fortune


Probably, every tourist today will tell you that finding cheap plane tickets is easy. Low-cost airlines constantly offer passengers huge discounts on various flight destinations.


Many people also believe that the only way to find cheap flights is to follow promotions and sales at night. In fact, special offers and discounts appear at any time, and it's important to just regularly check various services and airlines and subscribe to their notifications.


Budget travel is only possible in "cheap" countries


The idea that travelling on a budget is only possible in Southeast Asia or Eastern Europe is not true. Even in such expensive countries as Japan or Switzerland, you can travel on a budget, the main thing is to carefully plan your budget and follow the advice of local residents.


You can't get a unique experience on a budget holiday


Many people believe that the low cost of travelling limits the opportunities to visit interesting places and get new experiences. In fact, many unique and memorable moments don't require a lot of money. Walking tours, visits to national parks, participation in local festivals and fairs - all of these can be completely free or very inexpensive, while bringing unforgettable emotions and impressions.




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Cheap travel is limited by geography


It's commonly believed that it's difficult to travel a lot within a country or between countries on a tight budget. In fact, there are many ways to save money on travel: hitchhiking, car sharing, cheap airfares, tourist rail passes, and long-distance buses often offer affordable prices and convenient routes.


Cash is required everywhere


In many cases, this is not the case, but it is also worth considering where you are going. Some countries and services still use cash. Nevertheless, it's unwise and dangerous to carry tonnes of your local currency with you to exchange it at your destination. It's better to find a local bank and use an ATM, even if it's a fee. It will be safer for you.


Hostels are for the poor and young people


Many people underestimate hostels, considering them an inappropriate option for travelling accommodation. However, hostels are a great money-saving option available in different parts of the world. Of course, there are some low-quality options, as well as bad hotels or Airbnb properties. However, thanks to resources with reviews, such as Hostelworld.com, you can check out the accommodation conditions in advance and choose the right option. 


By the way, any trip abroad requires a careful approach to your safety, whether it's a budget holiday or a luxury trip. Therefore, we recommend that you prepare for your trip in advance and take out an insurance policy, which will be a lifesaver in case of unforeseen situations or any health problems. HERE you can find the right insurance package that will also make your trip less expensive.


We remind you! Seaside holidays for Ukrainians are still available only abroad, as part of the coast is temporarily occupied and the rest is closed to tourists due to mine danger. Read our article about the cleanest European beaches worth visiting this season.


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