Budget Travel

managing money and currency on a gap year

Tips And Advice.

Backpacking the world takes money, that much should be obvious to anyone. But that doesn’t mean travelling the world should take a lot of money, and with careful management you can really stretch that travel dollar to get the best value and the most experiences out of your budget.

Backpacking can actually be extremely cheap, and travelling independently can give you a whole load of real value for money that you simply will not get with any other form of travel. If you are smart with your money and know beforehand the basics of how to budget within your means you really can see a lot for relatively little. A few basic tips on how to save money and budget well can’t go amiss either, so this is what I hope to help you with in these pages.

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Saving For Travel.

Before you can even start organising your budget you are going to have to save up for your epic trip, and that takes some planning and some sacrifice. The good news is anyone can do it, even if you don’t earn a lot, so here are my best tips for saving up that big travel fund and getting yourself on the road!

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Saving Money On Your Flights.

Flights are going to be one of the biggest expenses of your entire trip, so if you can get as much value out of this part of the planning process as you can, that means your budget will be in great shape for all those travel experiences!

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Pre Trip Budgeting.

The biggest mistake most travellers make with their budget is failing to take into account all those extra expenses you can’t ignore before you even start travelling, and it is important that you don’t ignore them or you will find yourself dipping into your main travel savings before you even start. As well as the flight itself, insurance and travel vaccinations are major expenses among other things, so don’t get caught out and make sure you plan ahead for these expenses.

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Managing Your Money On The Road.

From organising your monthly budget well when on the road and making sure you don’t overspend, to knowing how to access your cash in remote locations and having emergency funds for when the proverbial hits, managing your money on the road can take a lot of careful handling to make sure you don’t run out of money before your trip ends.

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Travel Budget Hacks.

It doesn’t matter wether you are travelling for six weeks, six months or six years, knowing a few tips and trick to save yourself some cash on the road, knowing how to barter and when you can save some money and just as importantly knowing how not to get overcharged or scammed, can really make the difference to your daily budget and may even extend your trip or allow you to splurge on a few luxuries more often!

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Hi, I'm Michael! I'm a former nurse turned published author and world travelling professional adventurer! I have spent over twenty years travelling over 100 countries and I want to inspire you to do the same! Want to know more about me? Just click here!

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