Top Tips to Save Money While Traveling as a Couple
Traveling on a budget can be hard enough even as a solo traveler, but when traveling as a couple, on a budget or even more limited budget, things can get hard. We’ve traveled abroad as a couple extensively, and have come up with some great tips to stretch your travel budget.
Focus on Each Other and the Destination
Don’t get caught up on buying one another gifts and heading home with souvenirs you don’t need. Instead, focus on the romance of exploring a new city with your partner.
There are plenty of things you can do for free when exploring a new city. For example, some cities in Italy offer free museum entry on certain days of the week!
Share a Suitcase
If you have to pay for luggage then make sure to use a large carry on and if needed, share one suitcase between the two of you. You know the mantra her stuff is her stuff and your stuff is her stuff. Either way, packing in one suitcase is a great way to save money and have less baggage to lug around!
If you’re traveling on a budget your first accommodation thought will likely be hostels. Although, if you’re traveling as a couple you’ll likely want some privacy. The price of a 2 bed private dorm is generally higher than that of an Airbnb. Plus, you won’t have to sleep in separate twin beds!
Rent a Car
Often times renting a car is cheaper than 2 train tickets, even when you account for gas. We rented a car to drive through the country of Croatia, and saved both time and money compared to if we had taken busses everywhere.
Half the fun of drinking is going out to meet people. When you’re in a committed relationship you’re much more likely to want to walk around a new city and explore than spend your time in a dark bar.
While my boyfriend and I enjoy drinking together and have plenty of fun when we go out, when we go to music festivals, when we wine taste, or when we make a romantic picnic with a bottle of wine, we also realize that alcohol destroys a budget when traveling.
When you do choose to splurge and go out to dinner, often times it’s much better to share a starter and a main than getting individuals dishes. You’re likely to save money and waste far less food this way- and maybe save more room for dessert!