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Tony Bilby Shares A Guide for Traveling on a Budget | Los Angeles, CA

Travel enthusiast based in Los Angeles Tony Bilby, provides tips for saving money when planning your next trip.

By Anthony BilbyPublished 3 months ago 3 min read

An unforgettable experience awaits you when you travel, as it will allow you to immerse yourself in a new culture and experience new cuisines. It will also help you relieve stress and improve your mental health. You don’t need to spend a fortune to have a great time, as plenty of budget-friendly travel methods exist. Here are budget-friendly tips that will allow you to save money while traveling.

Book in Advance

If you are planning on traveling but are worried about how much money you will have left, you must book ahead. This will allow you to save money on transportation, accommodations, and flights. Many airlines offer cheap flights several months before the trip, so book your trip no later than three months ahead.

Opt for a Cheaper Destination

Countries may seem more expensive than others, so it is crucial to consider a budget-friendly destination. It will allow you to save money on food, transportation, accommodations, and other expenses. It’s also important to conduct a comprehensive research study about the destination to ensure you have the best possible experience.

Avoid Busy Seasons

During peak season, traveling can be expensive and involve massive crowds and limited accommodations. The best way to avoid this is to book a trip during the off-season. The lower season is when most activities, flights, accommodations, and other expenses are typically set at a more reasonable price. It allows you to visit a new region and experience a more authentic local lifestyle.

Travel Light

One of the most critical factors you should consider when it comes to traveling on a budget is reducing the amount of money you spend on your luggage. Airlines will not hold back when it comes to fees for heavy items. It will save you money, but traveling with cabin or backpack luggage can also help you get through crowded areas more quickly. A small bag can keep your things close at hand, and you have fewer chances of them getting lost.

Try Staying at a Hostel

If you plan on traveling on a budget, try staying in a hostel instead of staying in expensive hotels. It will allow you to reduce expenses and experience a more affordable trip. Pack all of the necessary items for your stay, such as a towel, snacks, and toiletries. This will allow you to save on extras not included in the regular fee. Besides being a budget-friendly option, staying in a hostel allows you to socialize with other travelers.

About Anthony Bilby

Anthony Bilby grew up in Europe and Germany. As a child, he spent much of his time with his grandmother and grandfather, affectionately known as Oma and Opa, who were non-English speaking Germans living in Denzlingen, outside of Freiburg, and Munich. As a proud Bavarian, Tony’s grandfather was known to wear his traditional lederhosen as a young man. His grandmother, Oma, was from the Black Forest. This varied German background led Tony to speak a hybrid of various dialects, something between High German, Black Forest, and Bavarian.

Spending time with his German grandparents, his German mother, and his American father exposed him to the valuable elements of cultural interaction. By expanding his mind and broadening his horizons, Tony Bilby was able to develop strong communicative abilities, a good foundation for his later career in consultative sales. Interestingly, if his father hadn’t traveled to Germany as a student and visited his mother’s impoverished ghetto after World War II, he might not even be here today. Tony’s international background allowed him to travel around the world. To this day, he has traveled far and wide, from Greece and Turkey, to Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States. Exploring more of Asia remains on his list of travels to come.

Anthony Bilby’s favorite trips included traveling through Turkey (Istanbul, Izmir, and Kashmir) with its incredible people, buildings and landscapes. He also enjoyed various islands throughout the Mediterranean. In Europe, Tony enjoyed the incredible experience making the trip from Gibraltar to Tangiers in the northern tip of Africa. He was also able to visit Cyprus, off the coast of Israel, which was a life changing and impactful experience.

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About the Creator

Anthony Bilby

Anthony 'Tony' Bilby is the Founder and General Sales Manager at VegaTech Commercial Group. As an IT consultant, Tony brings a creative and solutions-oriented approach to sales.

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