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Travelling can get expensive no matter how short your trip is, so it only makes sense that you try to save as much as you can while on your trip. A way budget-conscious travelers can save money is by packing strategically. By travelling with only a carry-on bag, you can save on baggage fees and help you cut cost. Here’s more:

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Collapsible water bottle

Staying hydrated while travelling is key, but buying bottled water can quickly add up. Instead, pack a reusable water bottle that you can refill throughout the day. You should buy one that is collapsible and folds down to be only one-inch tall, making it super easy to pack.

Luggage scale

Even the most affordable flight can become costly when unexpected luggage fees are involved. Avoid having to pay for overweight bags at check-in by packing a handy luggage scale. Having this will give you an accurate reading every time you use it.

Tablet

Don’t waste money on paperback or hardcover books at the airport every time. There are tablets that can hold hundreds of ebooks and digital magazines at once. You can also download movies, TV shows, and podcasts to the device to stay entertained throughout your trip. Plus, it will take up much less space in your bag.

Universal power adapter

If you’re travelling to a different country, invest in a universal power adapter to ensure you’ll never have to buy extra chargers. Ensure that you buy the one that is compatible with a large number of countries.

Travel umbrella

Don’t let an unexpected rainy day sneak up on you again. Keeping a portable travel umbrella packed in your bag at all times will help you avoid having to run out and spend money on a new umbrella.

Snacks

Another easy way to save money is to pack your own snacks. Not only is airport food notoriously expensive, but stopping for quick bites while walking through a new city can also add up fast.

Map

Using public transportation will not only help you save money while travelling, but it also allows you to see a new city like the locals do. Unless you’re paying for an international plan on your phone, you’ll want to avoid using Google Maps (or download ahead of time). Be sure to bring a paper map with you so you’ll never get lost or waste money on a taxi again.

By Damilola Faustino

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