Want to see more of the world but are held back because of money? Travel can be expensive, but there are ways you can get out there and experience more without it breaking the bank. And it’s always so worth doing so, travel improves your life in so many ways and it’s never a waste of time or money. Here are some ideas for going about it when you don’t have too much to spend.

Road trips

Is there anything better than the wind in your hair and the open road? Going on a road trip makes you feel free, you can go wherever you want and take it at your own pace. You could follow a set route, or create your own based on what you want to see or do. How about hiring an RV and road tripping across America, or explore Australia with a Sydney Ute van hire? You could drive from south England to Scotland taking in the rolling English countryside, or you could drive all the way through Europe, taking in views of cities, countryside, mountains and beaches depending on the route. You could take a car and stop along the way in expensive motels, hostels and campsites. Or you could choose a vehicle which is accommodation and a mode of transport in one. Either way, it doesn’t have to be expensive and there are lots of companies out there that specialise in people wanting to take one way road trips. You can purchase food cheaply from supermarkets and utilise buffets and chain restaurants to keep food costs down. If you want to cram in as much interest and see as many locations as you can on one trip, then this is a great way to do it.



Camping is cheap and cheerful and fun for all the family. You could keep the budget right down and stay in a tent or hammock, or you could hire a caravan or a glamping pod. Find somewhere that has plenty of outdoor activities to do- hiking, orienteering, cycling, bird watching, boating, fishing and more. It will cost next to nothing but is a chance to get back to nature, clear your mind and you’ll return back to work feeling refreshed and invigorated.

River and canal cruises

Ocean cruises tend to be pretty fancy, even less expensive breaks will still be relatively ‘nice’ as you have all of the luxury of the cruise ship. River and canal cruises can  be a little more humble, they’re often not as luxurious as cruise liners but provide you with an incredible way to see the world. Because they utilise rivers, canals and inland water networks, you get to see towns and cities and you’re right in the heart of the action. Whether it’s a larger boat as a passenger, or a boat you’re going to hire and drive yourself then it’s something well worth putting on your travel bucket list.

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