Like I’ve said many times before, Taxis suck most places especially at the airports. They’re usually very expensive and in most places, they will rip you off and charge you way more then what they should. You’ll be surprised to know, at least I was, that UBER actually works in a LOT of different countries and it is a great way to get a fair deal.
Metros can be a great and affordable way to travel so check if you can take any of those wherever you’re going. Google Maps has a public transit option that will help you in a lot of cities, you can type where you want to go and it will show you what buses and lines you need to take.
You can also walk! Walking is a great way to see more and its good exercise too!
Not everything you do has to cost a lot or even anything at all. Some of my fondest memories are from things that were totally free!
Here are some tips to save money on activities:
Most countries you can negotiate the price for everything. Ask for a discount. There’s usually a special rate for students, seniors, children, and groups.
Skip the super expensive tours, we live in the time of google!! Search online for guides for FREE!
Check online for deals, sometimes you can find a discount on sites like Groupon.
Research free activities like museums, parks/forest, beaches, hiking, etc.
Skip the touristy restaurants! Chances are the food there isn’t even that good and its gonna cost an arm
and leg so ask the locals for the best recommendations!
Staying in a hotel or hostel that offers free breakfast? USE IT, take advantage of the free meals! Even if its just coffee and tucking an apple in your bag for later.
Try getting a few things from the grocery store like sandwich stuff. That way you can eat a cheap lunch and save your money for a nice dinner out.
Bring a refillable water bottle. Stop buying drinks! Water is best for you anyway.
Drink the local beer, wine, or liquor!
*Check ahead of time if tipping is required. A lot of countries don’t tip and sometimes even consider it to be rude.