10 Smart Ways To Travel Without Going Broke

Illustrated by Anna Sudit.
In theory, travel is the only thing you can spend money on that actually makes you richer. But, in practice, paying for a big trip can quite easily leave you broke, making it a little difficult to really enjoy that metaphysical wealth. Unless you know all the good cheats to help you travel well on the cheap, that is.
Whether you've got a serious case of winter wanderlust or your vacation schedule is dictated by destination weddings, we've got you. So, stop feeling guilty about adding beautiful Parisian snaps to your Pinterest board or RSVPing yes to a #ThaiTheKnot celebration 8,332 miles from home.
And, don't think that sticking to a budget means you have to stay in one-star hotels and eat PB&Js every day. There are smart ways to travel on a budget, and once you're in on the secret, your vacations will never be the same again.
From knowing when to book your flights and hotel to finding food that satisfies your taste buds and your wallet, we've gathered actionable tips from travel professionals that will help lower costs on your next adventure. Whether the savings are big or small, they all add up.