Ruth Writes is a 30-something Liverpool based blog covering mid-size fashion, pescatarian food and beauty.
It costs a lot of money to go travelling, and that’s what deters many people from being adventurous when it comes to their holidays. But you don’t want to go to the same cheap all-inclusive resort every year. You should aim to expand your horizons from time to time, and it doesn’t have to be crazily expensive to do this. Here’s how to get your money in order before you travel. With the right planning, you could afford the trip you really want.
Make a budget (and start saving).
Before you travel, you need to make a budget. Otherwise, you might end up spending an excessive amount of money and emptying your bank account. Of course, in order to make a budget, you need a plan for the type of travelling you’re going to do. The rest of the advice in this article will help you with that. But it’s important to search around for the most cost-effective travel options in terms of accommodation, transport, food, and so on. You might be able to find good deals on flights if you travel during the off-peak season. You might be able to find the best eating spots in terms of quality and price if you search online rather than wandering into the first place you find once you arrive at your destination.
If you’re struggling to stay within the confines of your budget after adding up the costs of all the things you want to do on your trip then you might want to find ways to expand your financial support. After all, you don’t want to compromise when it comes to a holiday. If you’re going to spend a decent amount of money then it should be the perfect travel experience. Saving up as early as possible will help you out. If you want more disposable cash to set aside for your travels then think about how you can reduce your current costs. You could consider debt consolidation loans to combine your debts into one monthly payment. That might help you out if high-interest repayments are proving costly. You could also save money at home by insulating your windows to reduce energy bills and using coupons to get discounts on your food shop. Start packing lunches for work rather than wasting money in the canteen. You get the idea. Make a budget, start saving, and you’ll have the necessary funding for your travels.
Think about the destination(s).
It’s important to think carefully about where you’re going to go if you want to plan your travels in a fiscally responsible manner. If you have your heart set on a certain destination then you should simply aim to make your budget work around that plan, but if you’re flexible then you should weigh up the best options for this current moment in time. Airlines offer deals on certain destinations during certain points of the year, so you should aim to jump on the best deals. Of course, you might even want to travel somewhere that’s local if you want to save money. There might be plenty of places you’ve yet to see within your own country. Who says that you always have to travel abroad?
Technically, this is a way to get your money in order whilst you travel, but it’s something that you could set up before you go away. Rather than saving up all year to go away for 2 weeks, why not make money abroad so that you can travel for 2 months? You could even travel indefinitely if you find long-term work. The point is that there are plenty of websites that help to set you up with contract work abroad. Whatever your profession or skill, you might surprise yourself by finding that there are plenty of opportunities to make money all over the world in your respective industry.