6 Tipid Tips for Pinoy Travelers

Apr 22, 2020

A sunny weather calls nothing but desire to unleash one’s inner wanderlust. With this more-than-a-month-long lockdown, a lot of feet have been itching to get out of their own homes and explore other places just to ease that feeling of being caged. Of course, anyone can say that it’s good to actually spend time in your own home, but it won’t hurt to plan a little getaway while you are at it, right?

In the comfort of your own home, you can estimate the time, the place, and budget that you will need for your well-deserved trip. A trip that can cure your longings to socializing, and exploring. With more time, you can think these plans thoroughly, so you can make the most out of it. Here are some tips that will help you save the budget and make your short vacay sulit…

The more, the merrier… or shall we say? Cheaper!

You heard that right! It is fun to travel and explore new places by yourself, but admit it, travelling alone can be super costly especially when taking into consideration the food, the place where you will stay, and other stuff. Travelling with friends can be the most ideal way of maximizing your budget, because with friends, you can divide the costs of your travel.

FYI! It’s good to DIY!

Do-It-Yourself travel itineraries are tedious? Yes? But come to think of it, the more you plan for it, the more that you can handpick which places you will like the most. Plus, you can also maximize your budget through DIYs since you will have an initial idea of all the costs. So, practice your trade-offs and pick the best itinerary that will fit perfectly to your budget and personality.

Save a lot of cents from TRANSIENTS!

One of the things that makes travelling a lot costly is board and lodging. Sometimes, people tend to spend a lot for places that offer a lot of amenities that you cannot even maximize. Why? Because you will be too busy exploring the area rather than staying in your hotel room. It’s a vacay not a staycay. Best advice? Choose the place with a decent and secured area and a lot of those tipid characteristics are often offered by local transient houses–meaning you can sleep soundly knowing that you saved a lot of money.

But, if you’re travelling with your group of friends, better to check a cheap airbnb instead. Less the hassle since you can book prior to your travel date, plus, it will also offer you another option to divide the cost among your friends. Just make sure to check the reviews of the place you are going to choose.

Photo c/o Trip Zilla Philippines

Sale away!

Since travelling became another easy escape from the hustle and bustle of work, school, and other commitments, a lot of people have been looking forward to their own exciting escapades. With this boom in numbers, local and international airlines (Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, AirASia) have offered cheaper flights for people who want to venture farther places where land travel cannot easily be accessed. Seat sales are one of the best sulit tips that you can always use whenever looking for a dream destination. Imagine for less than PHP 3000, you can already book a round-trip flight to an international country. Now, that’s a bang for buck!

If you are more of a land traveler, you can also check out joiners travel package on facebook. There are a lot of backpackers who join these kinds of offers. Just make sure to check the reviews and ask for other people’s personal experiences, if you know anyone who already joined them.

A perfect date!

Of course the perfect escapade requires a perfect date and there’s no better travel date than avoiding the peak seasons. Peak seasons call for a sudden influx of the number of tourists in a certain place; and it’s best to maximize your chill vacation by booking the date that does not belong to one of these seasons. Roaming around can be pretty exhausting when you have to avoid a huge pool of people, right?

Break-it-down now!

Create a budget break down once you have planned your trip. With a budget guide, you can simply track which area you should allot more money, and which area you can save a lot. Thus, budget lists can be pretty handy especially when you want to recommend your trip to your other friends as well. Other than that, a budget list will also remind you of preventing yourself from overspending!

Now that you have the idea on how to plan that tipid travel, just wait for the perfect timing for you to execute your plan. Meanwhile, practice social distancing, and help everyone in preventing the spread of COVID-19. A lifted nationwide lockdown is not a go-signal for you to gallop away, instead, it is a warning to be more vigilant and a reminder to be patient until everything is back to its normal condition.