TRAVEL SAVING TIPS/DO YOU HAVE ANY TRAVELING TRICKS?

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2017 I decided to awaken the traveling and adventurous spirit in me, but as I grow up, the more expensive it becomes hence I decided to do this post on travel saving tips. ?

The financial part of traveling is usually tough. Because honestly time is not a problem for me. So it got me thinking, how do you prepare financially for your trips?

I am basically an outdoor person, so I have divided my trips into adventure and traveling.

Up in the air

For adventure they can be stuff like camping just a few hours away from the city or hiking or picnics or lunch at a beautiful place away from the city etc.

All these are adventures that I can do in a day and come back to the city same or next day. They are basically less expensive trips and I don’t spend more than ksh5000 on them. I find them a little bit easy to plan for.

Traveling on the other hand is expensive. You literally need to have a budget and draw out a plan of where you want to go to, how much the trip will cost, how long you will save, activities you will do, how many days you will be away, how much you will spend on food and activities, means of travel, do you need a visa etc.

If I have a trip planned up,  I usually put some money aside every month and I also cut out or reduce some stuff ??? e.g. Eating out, alcohol (very expensive btw) , night outs, salon visits (thank God I’m a naturalista I can handle my hair at home ??) Yes I do all these and sometimes I save up a lot for my trip depending on how disciplined I was.

One thing that also works great for me, e.g. say if I were planning to travel to Dar es Salaam, I book my flight first, months earlier and you get cheap rates hence you save up. Getting hotel/accommodation money cannot be a problem within the remaining months if I work smart on it.

Madafu

Another trick, pay for bed and breakfast only then have a heavy and filling breakfast that lunch will have nothing on you 🙂 you just snack away. Then you go for a light dinner. That way you spend less on food.

The last trip I took to Zanzibar, I wanted to sightsee and do some activities. I asked the hotel and they gave me a quote of ksh15000! hold up, not even ksh5000 (because that I can pay if I have) but Fifteen-thousand-kenya-shillings! ??

So I later talked to one of their waiters who agreed to show me around at ksh1000 on their off day. In a nutshell, don’t be afraid to ask the locals.

Those are just some of my traveling tricks, do you have any traveling tricks? How do you save up for your travels?

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MY HOTEL REVIEW 2017/MORINGA HOUSE, DIANI

Ever been to a place or entered a room and you immediately got the WOW effect?  Well, Moringa house in Diani did not have that WOW effect on me the moment we checked in.

Moringa house main gate

My friend Itch who is a Lifestyle Blogger and I checked on Airbnb a week before we travelled to Diani and found this beautiful cottage, Moringa House. We saw photos of a one bedroom house that we liked, settled on it and paid because it indicated availability for the days we picked. Continue reading “MY HOTEL REVIEW 2017/MORINGA HOUSE, DIANI”

MAASAI MARA GAME DRIVE ON A BUDGET

July 2016 I travelled to Maasai Mara for the annual wildebeest migration. I have done game drives before at Nairobi National Park and at Lake Nakuru National Park but hadn’t experience the game drive at the Mara so this was huge for me. Let me say that was my best travel experience in 2016.

How did it all start though? As you already know, I like budget trips, so travel packages that meet my budget are my BFF. One of my friends had mentioned in our WhatsApp group about an offer Lamech Magaki Safaris was running which required we be a group of eight people, each paying ksh13000.  It was a 3 day trip to the Mara, Friday to Sunday. Continue reading “MAASAI MARA GAME DRIVE ON A BUDGET”