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JUNO team member Alex Beja is off travelling the world. Before she left, she shared her favourite travel tips with us.

1.  Set up an automatic travel savings account at your bank. Keeping a savings account invisible/inaccessible from your internet banking saves you from the temptation to transfer money over – and spend it. Accessing the money would mean physically going to a bank to make the transaction.

2.  Travel at the cheapest times. The price of flights varies considerably depending on the month, day and even time of travel. Avoiding the weekends can make a huge impact on the price of flights. Sign up for price alert emails to monitor the price of a flight you’re interested in.

3.  Work out a credit and debit card strategy, so you won’t be charged any foreign transaction fees when you’re abroad.

4.  If you’re a big reader, buy a Kindle. It’s worth investing in one so you never have to pay a premium for English-language novels.

5. Bring your own airport snacks. This takes some at-home prep time, but packing your own food for the airport before heading out the door will save you significant bucks — especially because, once you pass through security, food prices can more than double.