Traveling makes your soul happy, but sometimes it can make your bank account sad. Why? Because traveling is not as simple as buying coffee on your way to work, traveling will take every penny you saved for the last couple of months. Buy why worry about losing your savings when the money you used for traveling is the savings specifically for traveling? Hey it is not bad to treat yourself once in while you deserve that treat to compose yourself and evaluate the past months, and that way it will help you develop more.
Here are some of the tips that can help you manage your finances:
Come up with a plan
Travelling spontaneously is great that is when you are traveling with the luxury of time and money to spare. But if you are the kind of traveler who is on a budget, the very first thing you have to do is to come up with a plan of where and when you will travel. You do not necessarily need to have a tight hour-by-hour itinerary to follow, but you should have at least have an idea on where to go and how long will you be staying in each country or city. Leaving less to chance means less unexpected expenses, keep in mind that last-minute flights and accommodation can cause a lot of fortune.
Travel out of the season
Avoid trips during school days; this is when the travel industry raises up the prices to take advantage of families who can only travel during this season. Do some research of when is the best time to travel or visit your dream destination, and then just travel before or after those dates.
You do not need extravagant hotel-suites, trade it to dorm rooms in hostel. Sharing a room naturally divides the cost and communal bunk rooms offer the opportunity for you to meet other people who might be exploring the world like you. There are websites where you can check hotel or hostels prices online that help you achieve your travel goal.
Create a checklist of what are the necessary things you have to bring on your trip; so that you won’t need to shop for things you forgot at home, it is one way to lessen the expense of your trip. No matter where you are heading, take at least one pair of jeans, warm hoodie and waterproof jacket for unpredictable weather conditions.
Book your flight in advance
This is the best thing to do if you plan to travel; airlines provide you their promotions a year in advance so it is the perfect way for you to check tickets that would best fit in your budget.
Prepare in advance in order for you to achieve your dream destination, hey remember you deserve to treat yourself that is the least thing you can do, enjoy and be happy!