Traveling is such a great opportunity and chance to get to know somewhere knew. It is even better when you can do it with your family and not go broke while in the process.
Last year, we had the opportunity of traveling to Mexico. We did not spend a lot of money and we had the best experience ever.
Here are some tips on how you can travel to Mexico or any other place while saving tons of money.
1.Don’t stay in a resort. Stay at an AirBnb.
-Definitely read reviews from people that stayed in the place currently. I would read reviews from people that have recently stayed, and also make sure it is in an area not too far from where you would like to explore. For example, when we went to Mexico, we knew we wanted to go to Isla Mujeres so we stayed at an Airbnb that was across the ocean from the Island.
The Airbnb we stayed in was about 80 dollars a night and even had a resort like vibe. It had a pool, playground, and outdoor restaurant. I believe it actually had a gym as well, but nobody had time for that.
2.Stay away from tourist traps.
– Hang out where the locals hang out. Not only will you get the true cultural experience, you will not get charged a lot of money because they know you are from out of the country. You want to blend in with the locals, so that you don’t get tricked into high prices.
On our trip to Isla Mujeres, we did not take the tourist trap ship to the island. We spent about 10 American Dollars in total to take a smaller boat from a fisherman. We even got to meet an awesome Mexican family that showed us a great time. The ship they had for the tourist would have been about 200 American Dollars for the same commute.