Budgeting for travel can be incredibly difficult, it takes dedication, a lot of thought process and also careful planning.
There really is no wrong or right way to plan for travel or to determine your budget for travel. There is however a right way for you. I have many friends who can see a sale, book flights and be on the road within 48 hours. I on the other hand need time to plan.
I have had many of my friends ask me how I organise my travel, so I thought I would set it out, step-by-step. The below is not set in concrete, but is has always offered me a really good starting point.
- Choose where you want to go.
- Work out which time of year is when you ideally would like to travel to this destination.
- Research the price of flights.
- Pick 4-5 must-see or must-do activities/destinations – resarch the price of this.
- Plan how many days/weeks you will be spending in your destination.
- Plan your spending money (asides from specific activities). So what is your daily budget for accomodation, meals, transport and everyday walking expenses (tips, drinks).
- Once you have your budget, sort out your accomodation choices.
- Add up your budget for: international flights, specific activities you will book ahead of time, daily budget, daily accomodation budget. Now add 50% on top of this.
What you now have is your base budget, keep in mind it is nearly impossible to stick to a bse budget so if you think you will be struggling to meet this, then you should either review the time of year you are going, where you are going, who you are flying with and how long you plan on staying.
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Just remember that there may be a few additonal expenses you may need to consider:
- Travel insurance. If you cannot afford travel insurance, then you cannot afford to travel. Simple.
- Last minute cancelletions or changes in plans (missed planes, accomodation which is not suitable, weather events etc.,).
- Luggage costs. They can seriously add up, especially if you are on any flughts which did not include luggage.
- Currency exchange.
To get your travel planning started, an excellent resource is Trip.com. You can book flights, hotels, trains, cars and keep all of your bookings together.
Let me know if there are any other tips + tricks you would like for me to share, I would love to share more posts like this if it something that you may be interested in?
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