WNY Holidays has gotten the opportunity to meet a lot of people… And by a lot we mean ALOT!

And most of them always end up asking us the same question one way or the other- “Do you have to be rich if you want to travel?”

Well, we have made it our personal agenda to answer this question once and for all. 

The answer is NO. Let us write this again. No, you don’t have to be rich if you want to travel. So let us tell you why and how you can travel for cheap.

Recently we met a young gentleman, let’s name him- Yuvi. Yuvi loved to travel, see new places, try out new cuisines. But on asking him why he hasn’t booked a vacation yet he replied: ‘I don’t have ENOUGH money to spend.’

This got us wondering, what is the ‘enough’ one should need if he/she/they want to travel the world. This ‘enough’ simply depends on whether you want to travel cheap on a budget or travel for free. So let us talk about both of these options. 

While traveling on a budget may seem like a daunting task at first, we assure you otherwise.. Traveling on a budget turns you into an adventurer. We say this because you end up learning a lot about the world, open yourself to new experiences and take the road less traveled upon. Traveling cheap is all about lowering your personal expenditure and getting the best deals possible. And how do you do that? 

We suggest you call us.(and no this is not just because we are promoting our services)

WNY Holidays truly is a one stop shop for your travel needs and we’re really proud to say this! Be it a big group of corporate employees, a small gathering of friends or a cozy honeymoon vacation, we have the best deals possible. We say this because we have years of experience, updated contacts, a close tie up with hotels and the experience of suggesting destinations which are tried and tested. While this solution should be your go to thing for anything and everything travel related, we want to leave you with a little more. After all, we have to live up to our name of always delivering a little extra. 

So here are some easy blanket solutions you can use for traveling on a budget:

Invert it: When we decide to go on a vacation, we usually search for a destination first and then look at the prices of hotels and flights. However, when you want to travel cheap, you don’t have the luxury of choosing from a variety of options. So our suggestion would be to invert your searches. Try to search with a budget first and then see what all destinations fall into it. After all, the destinations rarely matter but the experience always does. 


Be curious about the currency: Beyond a pocket friendly destination, what also matters is the economic state of the country you’re traveling to. So you need to keep in mind what the exchange rate is for your country’s currency. While you might be rich enough to live like a king in one place, you might have to hold on to money tightly in another. So always use the country’s currency to your advantage. 

Off season plans should always be on: The prices of hotels and flights may also increase if you’re traveling over a weekend, festive or even during peak tourism season. In such a situation, it’s a little difficult to travel cheaply. So, we advise you to make your travel plan during an off season if you want to explore while not burning a hole in your pocket.

Live events for free are your best friends for the trip: One of the best ways to explore a country or city is to look for live events and tourist attractions for free or minimal cost. These could be a famous park, live show on a street or  a monument of importance.. Let us tell you a little secret. You don’t have to be rich to enjoy the place you’re traveling to. You simply have to be an explorer. 

Befriend a local: There’s nothing better than exploring a place with a local. They know the TRUE BEAUTY of their hometown and will only take you to the very best of everything(food, attractions and hotels). Psst! They’ll usually help you save a lot of money in the process. Trust us! WNY Holidays has a wide network of friendly locals around the world. 

Now those are some ways you can travel cheap. But how can you travel for free? 

While traveling for free is not as easy as traveling on a budget, we are here with 3 fabulous ideas that you can definitely try out. 

Job to the rescue: If you like to travel, we suggest you take up a job where there is scope for touring. Travel, hospitality, aviation and international volunteering are some job options that you can look at if you want to travel around the world without any personal expenditure. Sneaky, right? 
House swap: While this isn’t technically free, it's as good as free. We have seen this in the famous movie- ‘The Holiday’ starring Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet. The idea is that you swap houses, friends, your entire lifestyle with someone abroad or in another city. It gives you the opportunity to explore life like a local and the best part is your house isn’t left vacant, vulnerable to problems. But our advice would be to really research about who you’re swapping your house with and make sure that it’s safe. There are reputable house swapping portals that you can use for this. Easy!
When all else fails, tagging along with your family or your best friends is as good as free. Don’t you think so? 

On that note, WNY Holidays hopes to hear from you soon for your next travel adventure. And remember budget or luxury holidays, MICE groups or family holidays, a friendly trip or your international honeymoon.. WE CAN MAKE ANYTHING HAPPEN!