With the years, I came to know myself and I have learnt that getting away even for a short while was essential for my well-being. It is always a reminder that there is no need to stress out. There is no need to be caught up in my daily life. It’s a mental boost. It is always a reminder that there are so much to be grateful for. It is also a great source of creative inspiration.
Discovering something new also revitalises the mind. Exploring the different aspects of the city where you already live is a great way to get away on a budget. Going on new festivals, discovering new places, taking part in new concepts. Live actively where you are. Just live out loud wherever you are.
You do not need loads of money to be able to travel, to go on weekends and on new adventures. It is all about priority. This I know for sure. Getting out of where you call home without spending too much is possible. Here are a few ideas if you wish to go on new adventures without ruining yourself.
- The Flight Tickets – Plan your trip and book your tickets relatively in advance using online travel agencies such as Edreams or Opodo. Google flight is an interesting tool that can make quite relevant suggestions like suggesting you an airport close to your chosen airport of departure but which is significantly less expensive.
- Where to Stay – Couchsurfing and Airbnb are interesting options for your budget and your personal experience. Couchsurfing allows you to stay at the house of local host willing to help you and show you around without charges. If you are looking for a place to stay immediately, have a look at Airbnb. Airbnb allows you to rent a room or an apartment from local people. It is easy to use and quick.
- Where to Eat – The restaurants and cafés filled with local people are going to be cheaper and probably much better than the touristic places. To find them out you can make prior research, consider guides for inspiration, ask your hosts for advice or simply explore.
- Where to Travel – Travel closer from home. You certainly haven’t seen everything where you live. You can take just an hour flight, train or bus and be in a completely different environment. Try to explore a bit more the environment you are surrounded by.