I like being resourceful, and apparently I’m not the only one. I asked my readers what they’ve done to be resourceful and save money for and during travels, and the list that’s been compiled is awesome. It ranges from daily life decisions, packing tips and travel gear hacks. Have a read, be inspired and learn a thing or two about living a resourceful life.
Sabina from Solo Female Traveler
I usually buy the cheapest of most everything – food, gas, nice clothes which have been marked down five times and now cost almost nothing. Once you get accustomed to spending almost nothing, I think it’s really easy to continue.
Kelsy from Drifting Focus
In response to Sabina: I agree. The first few months are hard, but after that, it’s quite easy. I’ve been living this way for years and I actually find it hard to spend money now – the only times I really buy things are software, music, and meals out with friends, which are few and far between.
Tony from It’s Good Overseas
On many occasions, mostly on long haul flights, I’ve managed to sneak much more into the airplane cabin than you’re supposed to. I craftily leave hand luggage out of sight and then waltz on through customs with it. If you board early and commandeer the overhead compartments, the world’s your oyster.
Bethany from Beers & Beans
Usually people think I’m a bit cheap but resourceful is a much better word. I LOVE being resourceful. Personally for some strange reason, I get a real satisfaction out of it – makes me feel like I got one over on ‘The Man’ and really nothing makes me feel better. hahaha… sick, but true. I made the $1 camera LCD screen loupe – that was pretty resourceful and saved me $79 bucks – yah!
Arlo from Postcard Valet
Once, when traveling in Costa Rica, the shoulder strap on my backpack ripped loose. Faced with days of cradling my heavy pack around in my arms, my wife and I wracked our brains. We bought a thick needle at a roadside kiosk and proceeded to empty out our spool of dental floss. It turned out to be an ugly white scar on an otherwise black bag, but I’ll tell you what: That floss held up not just for the rest of the trip, but for the rest of THREE MORE trips, as well!