Research your best option for a place to stay within your travel budget
To save as much money as possible, you should consider different options for your place of stay - either a hotel, an Airbnb or a couch surfing service.
Some countries have options for cheap hotels, and some are very expensive, making couch surfing a great option for travellers on a budget.
Also, it's preferable to find an apartment that would allow you to use the kitchen, which means that you're going to save on food by cooking yourself.
Figure out your transportation to travel effectively
Research beforehand what your best way of going around the city or even to the nearest towns is - it heavily depends on the region, and in certain places buses will be cheaper than trains, or the other way around.
Google it: many travel blogs post hacks and tips for travel passes or tickets, whether to buy online or right before boarding so that you'll be able to know your best bet in advance.
Estimate how much money you'll need to have on hand for your expenses during your international travel
Find out what amount you should be expecting to spend in the region you're travelling to - people often make blog posts describing their experience in detail, including their expenses and good deals in terms of food or groceries.
Also, don't forget to include museum tickets or any entrance fees for places you'd like to check out, and put aside some money as an emergency budget in case you need to grab a taxi or purchase medicine.
Figure out how you're going to get in touch with people back home without data usage
If you're not willing to pay high data roaming fees that are dictated by your cell phone service provider, one of the options you have is relying on WiFi.
To make sure that you'll have fast enough WiFi, you need to ask the owner of the place you're staying whether or not they provide free network connection, and also look up public WiFi spots on your way, so that you don't go off the grid for long. Learn how to protect yourself against unsecured WiFi in our previous post.
Alternatively, you can buy a local SIM card in some countries and make your data usage cheaper.
Opt for switching to Pond Mobile to avoid data roaming on your international trip
Better yet, to avoid all of that hassle, you can make a conscious decision to switch in favour of a travel-friendly cell phone carrier - Pond Mobile provides quality service for frequent trips abroad, and even those who work in travel consider this the best option.
Our world phone plans allow you to stay in touch with people back home without data roaming and use high-speed 3G and LTE data with no additional charges.