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It's all fun and games until you see the bill. Then you realise that you should've saved up more, or planned your trip better. This is often the crisis that young travelers face, that they cannot afford to travel. With your first job not paying so well, you have to find creative ways to travel, enjoy your stay there, without breaking the bank. 

Here are a few tips to help you plan your holiday better:

1.  Plan your holiday  for an extended period of time
Planning means that you have enough time to decide how you want your holiday to go. So if you decide you want to visit Cape Town, then you have the time to hunt for a bargain.

2. Cover all the basics over an extended period of time
The things you must never sacrifice or gamble with are your accommodation, food and transportation to and from your holiday. Once that is sorted, then you can focus on raising funds for the sights and the attractions you want to see, as well as just pocket money in case you come across something that tickles your fancy that you definitely want to purchase. 

3. Start scouting the travel blogs
This way you'll know what the must-see things are. And you plan better when you're armed with all the necessary information. They'll give you all you need to know when it comes 

4. Try travelling with a buddy 
If there are two people instead of one, the chances of you having someone to split that bill with is better. You are also able to explore other options such as an impromptu road trip-split the food and petrol costs. You can book into your favourite three star hotel for a couple of days and take one, two people room and split the fee. Also, the spin off here is that you will not be exceptionally lonely as you navigate a brand new city.  

5. Be open to new experiences
The likelihood is that if you visit a place that is not ordinarily filled with tourists are going to have better prices. It's great to go to the popular ones, but they often cost a pretty penny because they are in high demand. You may just come across a hidden gem, and those are experiences to savour.