By Tamer Hegab

Thinking about traveling abroad? Have you and your friends spent hours deciding where to go because you need something cheap and nearby? Well, here are some tips that might help speed up the process.

1. Don’t book a ticket via a travel agency.


Travel agencies are usually more expensive because they take a commission on every ticket they sell. Try buying your tickets off websites like Cheapoair, Expedia, or Kayak. They have great deals that change every day so there is a bit of luck involved.

2. Try and change the date of your ticket to see if the price fluctuates.

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If you change the date of your ticket, you might get a better price. Don’t be so adamant about the date of which you travel!

3.Pack light.

Don’t overpack otherwise you’ll end up paying extra at the airport for extra luggage. And you don’t want that to happen!

4.Book your hotel through Booking.com.

Booking your hotel through Booking.com can get you great deals on accommodation deals!

5. Airbnb.


If you’re a little on the adventurous side, try using Airbnb. Basically, people who have extra room in their houses offer it up for rent and they’re usually at a great price. Airbnb has over 1,500,000 listings in 34,000 cities and 191 countries.

6.Research exactly where you can go.

With an Egyptian passport, there are numerous countries where you do not need a visa to go to. According to answersafrica.com, these countries include: Malaysia, Dominica, Ecuador, Guinea, Haiti, Hong Kong, Jordan, South Korea, Mauritius, Sudan, and Yemen. Check out the full list at the answersafrica.com

7. Choose your friends wisely.


Remember to pick you who travel with, because you don’t want to travel with someone you don’t get along with, otherwise it will be a very long trip.

Remember to share your adventures with us by tagging our instagram page in your pictures and we might feature you in our magazine!