How to Travel Cheap: 21 Tips for Traveling the World on a Budget | Sorelle Amore


– Why is everyone always
traveling the world and I can’t afford it? Well, two reasons, you might not know how to travel efficiently, or you
are buying way too much stuff that you don’t need and not saving money for the most important
thing in the world: travel. Here are 19 of my best tips to help you travel the world on a budget. Hi friend, hi, woo, meh. (coughs) This is how a video begins. (laughs) Book using a private window. Make sure you clear your
browser cookies and even use a private Incognito Window
while searching for flights. Websites track if you’ve looked at these prices before and
they bump up the prices. So for everyone’s benefit,
use a private window. Getting really good fry, frights. (laughs) Getting really good flights is an art form and I have perfected it
over my 12 years of travel. I’m having a great time today. I use websites and apps
such as Momondo, Skyscanner, and Kiwi.com because you
can actually select flying from your local airport to anywhere, and it’s gonna list flights from cheapest to the most expensive. So if you’re flexible
with where you wanna go, this is perfect, the world
is your oyster, get on it. I book far in advance if the
destination is really popular, such as Iceland or Israel,
you need to get in early because everything is
so expensive leading up because it is a very popular destination. If a destination is relatively unknown, you can book closer to
the date because sometimes accommodation in AirBnB, for example, is slashed so dramatically
closer to the date, but there is a risk involved. This could turn out to be a
disaster and work against you and everything is actually more expensive, so use this tip with caution. Fly on a Tuesday or
Wednesday, usually it’s a lot cheaper flying on these dates, but this is not always accurate so check Momondo,
Skyscanner, and so forth. Sometimes even going
day-by-day to try to identify where the cheapest flight dates are. (imitates siren in distance) ♪ Go save the lives of people, go get it ♪ (exhales) If you don’t have a flexible
schedule it’s still wise to look up the cheapest days to fly, then ask for time off, and
then book those flights, instead of the other way around. Stay in hostels. Dorm rooms are fine,
mixed dorm rooms are fine. The large dorm rooms are fine. I’ve only had a handful of bad experiences in the dorm rooms, when it’s too loud, too many people walking in
and out, doors slamming. If you’re a female and a bit nervous, stay in an all-female dorm. I will point out that the only time I ever had anything stolen from me
was in an all-female dorm. In all my 12 years of travel
this is the only bad thing that’s ever happened to me, though, so it was just a one-off experience. Just book whatever
you’re comfortable with. But basically, just don’t
shy away from hostels ’cause they’re awesome,
you meet people so easy. Another option, AirBnB is awesome, can stay in your own room, you can have the entire apartment to yourself. Sometimes there are just unreal deals, especially if you book for
about a month at a time, you get discounts of 35-50% off. So, when looking for
accommodation make sure you check hostels and AirBnB
because you could be surprised. If you’re staying in a hostel quite often, they have breakfast included,
stock up for the day. An egg in one pocket,
and apple in the other, sandwich in your
backpack, goes a long way. Save your stuff by not getting it stolen, referring to the tip above. It doesn’t happen very often, but please, for the love of God,
lock up all your stuff when you are leaving the
hostel to go explore. Put it in a locker,
everything, no matter how nice your roommates might
seem, it could happen, so I am always cautious and
I just pack everything away. I look like a bit of a psycho when I do so because everyone else is
sprawled all over the place, but I would rather have my stuff. For transport, just find the
cheapest way to get from AB– Just find the cheapest
way to get from A to B. So if you’re in Europe, it’s
very easy catching buses. If you’re flying long distance,
maybe it’s easier to fly to a big airport in a nearby
area and then catching a bus, or a local plane, or a
train from that destination. Flying to smaller airports
is always gonna be generally more expensive, so just try
to find what is the closest. Fly with cabin baggage only. So these days, it’s unreal
because lots, almost all, airline carriers allow you
to have so much luggage on the actual plane, so for example, I carry this backpack
and my other backpack with my camera with me when I’m flying, and that’s enough for my entire
trip, for months at a time. There’s no reason why I would
need anything more than that. So, a carry-on suitcase and a
backpack, you’re good to go. If you are a notorious
over-packer, halve whatever you think you wanna bring
and then halve it again. This is the rule that I always go for, and I still have way too much
stuff when I’m traveling, that I hardly use any of the stuff. And I carry expensive, massive, heavy photography equipment with me. If you’re not in this profession, you don’t have a problem like that. Staying healthy on the
road is very important, so if you wanna work
out and save some cash, you can do so at a local
outdoor gym, which is free. Or apps such as TrainAway
will give you fluh-bluh-bluh– will give you really
great deals on local gyms. Or volunteer. Check out Workaway or
similar pages on places you can stay for free, eat
for free, and you just do a little bit of work in return. Genius. Cooking is always wise
when you’re on the road because it is the cheapest. Just ask your AirBnB
host or the hostel staff where their cheapest
supermarket is, and if possible, shop at the local markets, it’s cheaper, healthier, fresher,
plastic-free, delicious. If you are eating out, try
to do so at lunch because the deals at lunchtime are much
better than dinner deals. And also, ask the locals
where the cheapest places are to eat out, and the good ones, because there are so many
tourist traps for restaurants. Avoid those, as much as you can, and follow the locals’ advice. When it comes to excursions,
I don’t often participate because I just don’t like
tours, but I just don’t like massive group tours, not
knowing who my tour guide is, going to the boring same-old
tourist destinations. It’s just, I just don’t like tours. Unless it’s my tour, of
course, which is super fun. So oftentimes, I’ll just hire a car and I’ll do the tour outline
by myself or with friends. I have my own pace, I can stop
whenever, take my own photos. Or if you’re looking to do
a boat tour, for example, you clearly can’t do that by
yourself, speak to the locals. Stalk people on Instagram that live there and ask them questions about
if they know the best places to do a boat tour, or if
you’re in Asia, speak to the local fisherman, maybe they
can take you on their boat. Basically, just ask. Questions get you very far if
you just are willing to ask. Take free classes or walking tours. There are a lot of free classes out there and walking tours are
almost in every single city. Usually it’s for a tip, but
that’s still way cheaper than having to go on a big
tour and paying way too much. Don’t buy souvenirs, they
just clog up your space and they probably break in your backpack. Stick to taking photos
and creating memories, it’s gonna be way more valuable. Plan to travel during off-peak periods. Iceland, for example, is significantly more expensive in summer. Costa Rica has this
beautiful rainy season that most people stay away
from because they just hear rainy season and they just think it’s constantly raining, but actually, it’s beautiful throughout the day and in the evening starts
raining like crazy. But I love it, it’s luscious, it green, and there’s not many people. Some islands in Croatia have
a three-month travel period because it’s the school
holidays and after that, almost day-to-day it’s black
and white, it becomes empty, and that’s a great time to travel. Even though a lot of things
are closed at the time, there are still a few
very cute restaurants open and it’s a lot quieter and cheaper. Use a VPN to find the cheapest deals. Sometimes when you’re
searching from a location, it ups the price because
it’s a rich country you might be searching from. Sometimes, playing around with
your VPN and pretending like you’re searching from a
different country allows you to get cheaper deals and this
can save you a ton of money. Save up frequent flyer miles. I have never done this and
I have traveled so much, so I’m always kicking myself over this. Do your research. Some places have incredibly
cheap flights, and then you get there, and you have
a massive shock because– (gasps) Prices are expensive. Iceland falls into that category. A very quick search of
accommodation prices is gonna help you determine if you are
able to travel to that place. So first, search for
accommodation, then flights, then see of you can actually travel there. Buy a SIM card in the
local country because it’s a lot cheaper than paying
for your massive fees from your phone daub-doob-dla– (sighs loudly) Done, okay. Thank you so much for watching, guys. I hope you got some good insights into how to travel on a budget. Traveling is a lot cheaper these days than you can ever imagine, all
you have to do is look, research, get started, you’re gonna find some great deals along the way. Don’t be shy, children. You’re not children. Don’t be shy, just get
out there, hit the road, and while you’re at it,
hit the like button, subscribe, hit that
bell and I look forward to seeing you guys again soon. Thank you so much for watching. Peace out! Also, do you like my outfit, flight suit, ’cause it’s a travel video? That was my boyfriend’s
joke, he figured it out. I didn’t even realize. (laughs)

100 Replies to “How to Travel Cheap: 21 Tips for Traveling the World on a Budget | Sorelle Amore

  1. Love your videos so much! And your photos, your style, your instagram, your hair, your advices hahaha, you're great.
    You should visit Patagonia in Argentina, great photos can be taken there. 💫

  2. I'm nit sure what she has in her mouth, sh__ , or co__ , . Either way,learn to speak before doing your next one. I'm out of here.

  3. Found your channel a few days ago and I can’t stop watching! So helpful, so aesthetically pleasing, so genuine and so inspirational for us who are into doing similar things! 💙

  4. Is it worth it to register for frequent flyer miles? Won't the websites charge me more if I'm not browsing from an incognito window? There's no point in using an incognito window if I have to log in with a username and password (for frequent flyer miles) to the website right?

  5. Im from india …. i just watched ur videos nd u influenced me so much… u r fun exciting nd loving… only thing is tht im not allowed to travel alone bt i wish i was like u😕

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  9. I went to Costa Rica during the rainy season and it was amazing. We went on excursion during the day and never got wet. It also only rains for about 30 minutes in the evening then your done for the day. It's very affordable. If you go through a travel agent, you can get some good all inclusive deals during the rainy season. The people there are friendly, the crime rate is very low and the food is amazingly fresh. The food taste like they went out side pull it off a tree and put it on your plate.

  10. great tips and info , thanks so much but wow you Americans talk so fast I gad to keep rewinding the video lol…cheers

  11. 1 and 18 are massive. Didn’t even have to use a VPN, just chose UK vs US and saved US$120 on the SAME EXACT flight. I was gobsmacked and triple checked the pounds to dollars exchange rate and used a credit card that doesn’t charge international fees.

  12. My college ID doesn’t have an expiration date so I always take it with me…and I look way younger than I am. So I always ask if there’s a student or young person discount. 9 times out of 10 they take my word for it and don’t ask for ID.

  13. Thank you Sorelle. Love the way you shar and what you share. You make me smile when watching and listening to your tips and advises. 🙂 🙂

  14. Good tips! But actually flying to smaller airports can be a lot cheaper compared to the "main ones". However, usually only super cheap airlines (i.e. Ryanair) fly to them and it's trickier to get to the actual city.

  15. Outstanding video.I really loved watching it.
    Keep going .subbed you.
    I will welcome it if you give some love back please 🙂🙏😃 ❤&✌

  16. I'd love for you to do a video on which places to go for different months, like all the places. Fly/visit such and such in June, or whatever. That's be great! 😀

  17. omg Sorelle, if you're not taking advantage of miles, you are seriously missing out. I have flown round trip, first class, to Brazil… also flew first to Peru. miles are so great!

  18. my advice, work hard and save up a lot for a vacation you are gonna enjoy. Budget out rental car, hotel and airfare. Also budget out money for food during flights. and then also budget a balance of fancy meals and cheap ones.

  19. THANKYOU for the tip about private windows. Literally never heard of that or thought of it. Using the tip rn in fact ✈️🙌

  20. I think if anyone had time or money to book earlier or go in the winter or other unpopular time they would do it .so it sad to hear that 😑

  21. Stolen lands surrounded by a huge wall banning the original people from living on their country became a tourist destination seriousely??

  22. Aaaaand if you are travelling within Europe, travel by train! Better for the environment & often cheaper!

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  24. You don't save frequent flier miles? WHOA! I figured you'd be an expert at navigating frequent flier programs.

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  27. Sorry, but it's called Palestine.. not israel. Israel is a war made city that got the original people out of their lands…killed them all and is doing racial discrimination and harm… please .. i love your channel but be careful of this!!

  28. I love your outfit in this video Sorelle. That dark cold "dead body" lipstick and the army-military shirt…..uuuuuh!!! So personal and original but you still crushed it!! You rock girl, much love from a fellow digital nomad youtuber 🙂

  29. "You are buying too many stuff you don't neet, and not saving money for the most important thing in the world… Earrings"

  30. Travelling is one of the best way to lead one's life. It is fulfilling. And yes, it can be expensive. There are also other travel hacks you can try. @t

  31. When I was searching for tickets to Paris, they costed around €50 in July, then a week ago they became 80€. But when I’ve looked for the tickets now using incognito, it showed me the price that was one month ago. Thank you!!!

  32. I end up coming to the same video again and again. It’s like the 5th time I’ve watched this video yet I’m too broke to travel.

  33. nice video Sorelle I want to recommend this app that has super cheap flights I always carry it with me https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=flights.lowfare

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