In 2013 I made a vow to be more adventurous and travel as much as I could. As we all know, travelling is very expensive, and the fact that I hadn’t yet won the lottery or met a rich Arabian prince meant I had to be very creative with my budget. Despite financial limitations, I was able to visit 14 new cities in 2014 alone (7 countries). Read on if you’d like to learn tips and tricks to help you fly on a small budget.(Tips are under the first few pictures)
I hope you guys find these tips helpful. Below are pictures from my short stay in Amsterdam--enjoy!
I amsterdam sign at Museumplein area
Tip 1- Pay for a plane ticket to one city and take the train/bus to nearby cities: Last spring, I spent some time in Europe and visited multiples cities. Before I bought a plane ticket from the US to Europe, I had done a research on the proximity of certain European countries from each other. I flew into Geneva from the US and spent 3-4 days exploring Switzerland. Paris which was one of my must-go destinations was only an hour flight from Geneva, so I flew to Paris and spent two nights there, (ticket was about $60). Brussels was only an hour and a half away by train from Paris, so I took a train to Brussels and spent a full day there. Italy rated high on my to-go list, so I flew in to Rome from Paris and spent 3 days exploring the ancient city. I also made sure to visit Florence which was only an hour away via train from Rome.