Many know millennials for their love of travel. Statistics show that 82% of Gen-Yers traveled in 2020. They take more trips during weekends to give themselves a break from their crazy life. They do this as a form of entertainment, self-care, and as an excellent bonding activity with their loved ones.
If you and your partner always loved traveling, know that there are ways you can stick to your tight budget, and still travel in style. Here’s how.
Try to learn the language of locals
If there is one thing that can help you save lots of money while traveling, that is to be able to speak and understand the language of the locals. Some travelers don’t even bother learning the language of locals since they expect most people these days to know the universal language. But in reality, things would get a little bit easier if you make such an effort to know about their language. You can enjoy discounts and freebies for simply conversing with the locals in their native tongue.
If you can converse well with the locals, they will be more than willing to give you support when you need it. You and your special someone can enjoy freebies, get help when you need it, make new friends, and it can even save your life. Even if you can’t speak their language fluently, they will still appreciate your effort in learning their language.
Stop spending money on unnecessary things
If you and your partner are always on the road, you will soon learn that spending money on every single item is expensive and downright a waste of money. This is why it is worth investing only in the things you will surely need. For instance, a nice camera, a good light-weight laptop, international power adapters, and a high-capacity power bank may be enough to satisfy millennial travelers.
Aside from your prescription meds and skin and hair care essentials, it is worth investing in some hair stylist tools. This way, there is no need to pay for expensive hair cuts that many tourist destinations are guilty of ripping tourists off. It is also worth skipping unnecessary buys many young couples are paying for like too many souvenirs, bottled drinks, and data roaming.
Consider house-sitting when traveling
Before, some travelers prefer camping or backpacking on some local’s house to save money on a trip. Others spend the night on their vehicles so they don’t have to pay for a room. But nowadays, many travelers are house-sitting to enjoy a free home in exchange for house-sitting duties and responsibilities.
If you and your loved one are lucky enough, you can end up house-sitting a gorgeous home free of charge. Of course, you will have to make sure you get to do your end of the bargain. It pays to have someone vouch for you so you will have more references in case the owners need proof you and your partner are trustworthy enough.
Traveling as a millennial couple has its perks. This means double the fun and doubles the adventure. You get to know each other better in different settings, enjoy new experiences, and meet other people along the way. Your relationship can grow stronger, you can learn new things and enjoy freedom together. One only has to be creative so you don’t have to pay a high price when traveling in style with your partner.