Capri on a Budget
It’s the time of the year we all love. You have probably been waiting quite some time to get this much-needed break from all the stress and bustle of working hard all year long, and sometimes you lose yourself in thought for a little while, thinking about having an experience of a lifetime – long hours on the beach, guided tours around the many villas and sights on the island, boats and jet ski rides, the various classy hotels, and of course lots of Italian cuisine to tempt your taste buds. In other words – Capri! Sadly, you budget just doesn’t seem to measure up to your fantasies.
Capri on a budget can still be as much fun as spending a fortune – if not more fun, with proper planning and creativity. The main things to prepare for the trip, especially when traveling to a place like Capri, are: transportation, accommodations, and food.
If you’re also planning trip on a budget, here are a few helpful tips:
Is that five-star international hotel worth it?
Accommodations weigh the most on the purse, so travelers often look for alternatives. Hostels and B&Bs are a great way to save money, meet fellow travelers, and get first hand local experience. However, it is very important to choose a reliable place. In the world of smartphones and Wi-Fi, it’s easy to look up reviews online even on the go. Make sure you research extensively to find a place that’s comfortable and fits well within your budget.
Taxis and rental cars can be expensive, so look up the public transportation system at your destination. If it’s fast, safe, and far-reaching, then go for it. During the day, walking is the best way to soak up local culture and save some money.
You don’t need all those souvenirs.
Avoid purchasing unnecessary gifts and souvenirs. Those tiny little cute knick-knacks you see along sidewalks and in antique stores can be very attractive and appealing, but as much as possible, try not to indulge excessively. Keep your spending simple, if you don’t need it, don’t buy it.
You can save on food by bringing your own food with you to your destination. If you stay at a bed-and-breakfast or at a hotel that offers breakfast as part of the package, make sure you take full advantage of that meal. That way, you can have a light snack for lunch and only really spend money at dinner.
How much partying is too much partying?
Finally, partying in a foreign country is a fantastic way to meet locals, but this is where you need to be most cautious. Say no to drugs and never leave your drink unattended. If you get drunk, you’re very susceptible to getting mugged and losing your money and other valuables. An uninsured visit to the hospital is undoubtedly pouring money down the drain.
Research, research, and more research!! There’s no such thing as researching your destination too much. The more information you have, the more likely you are to stay safe on a tight budget and make the most of your trip.