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Save Serious Money when Backpacking Europe (or anywhere else)

When you’re backpacking through Europe, you’re usually on a budget. You can’t spend too much money in one place because you know it means sacrificing something else at a later time. Well, I am here to give you the BEST way to save serious money when backpacking Europe (or anywhere else)ย on a budget. Implementing this trick will save you SO MUCH money and will allow you to do way more cool things.

It’s a really simple trick that I break down into two parts. Are you ready for it?

The BEST way to save serious money when backpacking Europe is….

Hostels with free breakfast.

Guys, if you’re not focusing your hostel search on the ones with breakfast included, you’re doing it wrong. As you know, I use Hostelworld for nearly all my hostel bookings. I love them because it’s super easy, gives me access to a ton of Hostels around the world, and I can specify criteria when I am searching for a hostel. I usually do a search for a hostel that has free wifi, free breakfast and a bar (but those are just my criteria).
Free breakfast means that you can avoid spending your hard earned cash on an extra meal. Most hostels that offer free breakfast have their prices set very similar to the ones that don’t so the difference is barely noticeable when you’re paying.However, the difference is very noticeable when you start having to pay for breakfast each morning.

Doing this alone will save serious money and ensure you can spend that saved money somewhere else. BUT, I have a way to make it even more worth while and I’m about to share it with you now.

Make yourself some lunch.

So you have free breakfast, and they have all these pieces of bread and cold cuts and spreads available in the morning… Why not make yourself a sandwich or two and save it for later? This is an awesome way to save on food spending. I would make some sandwiches in the morning, wrap them up in some napkins and bring them with me in my backpack for the day. Lunch can turn into an expensive ordeal if you’re not prepared so having some sandwiches on the go is a great way to save serious money. Plus, who doesn’t like a nice lunch on aย park bench overlooking a fountain somewhere in Europe? I know I do!

Save serious money – go to a hostel with free breakfast!

It’s a super easy way to save money and put it into your travel experiences! Try it out (and I suggest you use Hostelworld since you can set your search criteria for included breakfast)… and as always let me know what you think in the comments below!

Want to save more money while traveling? Check out my blog post on things you should be doing to find cheap flights here.

 

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I think the next adventure is decided!

Hi, Guys!

Sorry for the radio silence lately. I have been waiting on my new laptop, and I finally got it today (happy dance). Hopefully, this laptop is better than my previous one. I’ve also been studying for finals, so I had to refrain from spending too much time writing posts. It will all be over in a week thankfully!

So, I think it’s pretty safe to say at this point that my next adventure is starting to come together. I submitted a leave request with work, and I will be buying my plane ticket shortly.
My good friend Jordan and I should be heading out to Belize at the end of June for some sun, ocean, and South American history. Unfortunately, time is short, so we won’t get to explore too many countries, but I am hoping we can swing by one of the neighboring countries like Guatemala or Honduras.

I’m really excited about this one because it will be my first time going that far south in North America. Should make for some pretty awesome adventures!

So, as the planning unfolds, you can expect posts about the whole process from buying my tickets to securing a bed to sleep on!

More to follow!

 

PKat.

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