Are you planning on doing some travelling this upcoming Summer? If so then you better start planning your trip as soon as you can! With so many places to visit and so many things to see, it’s hard to make a decision especially if travelling in a group and on a strict budget. Many people decide to go travelling whilst in their “GAP” year, or just after they have finished their university studies. It is a great way to “find yourself” and to experience other countries and cultures before settling down into a job that it’s hard to get out of.
The most common and popular form of budget travelling would be to stay in a hostel. Couchsurfing is another way of seeing a city for next to nothing; however it can be unsafe and unsecure if you don’t know the person you are staying with very well. Of course you can check out the host’s profile page before arriving, however you never know what to expect. There is also the question of comfort and privacy when couchsurfing, surely you want to be comfortable and have your own space while away?
Either a trip around Europe, South America or Asia, you will have the experience of your lifetime! However while away, tourists may get caught into the trap where they spend much more money than necessary. Sometimes paying for a simple hostel can prove to be quite expensive, which is why looking for alternative accommodation may be beneficial to you, your friends and to your wallet. Ever thought about actually renting either a room or an apartment instead of booking into a hostel or sleeping on some stranger’s sofa? With Wimdu you can. Whether a flatshare in Berlin, an apartment in Venice or a B&B in Edinburgh, Wimdu has lots of alternative affordable accommodation to choose from to make your visit an amazing experience. Most travellers want to see the city from a local’s perspective – so why not consider renting a room or an apartment from a local, who can give you great advice about the area? Travelling with friends and family is so much fun, however make sure you plan your finances properly so that you get to experience everything you intend to!