Having flexibility in your travel plans will benefit your travels – and your wallet – in several ways. First, by remaining flexible in location, this means you don’t have to book the hotel that is a two-minute walk from the key attraction that you want to see. Booking a house in the quieter neighborhood that’s a slightly farther walk can give you both a better night’s sleep and a chance for a healthy walk to see some sights that you might otherwise not have seen.
Next, flexibility allows you to improvise and adjust once you arrive at your first destination. On more than one occasion, we have reserved a small place online, only to find once we show up an almost identical accommodation next door, but substantially cheaper. Another thing that you should do is to ask the locals once you arrive for their recommendations – something that would not be possible if you pre-booked your entire trip. Lastly, by being flexible and not booking everything in advance, you can often catch last-minute deals and realize significant travel savings.