20 Ways to Cut Your Expenses, Grow Your Bank Balance, and Have Money for Travel I want to start this blog post with a short exercise. Get out a sheet of paper and write down all your set expenses: rent/mortgage, car payments, cable bill, cell phone, insurance, school payments, and the like. Tally them up. Then write down all your discretionary spending. This is what you spend on food, movie nights, drinks, shopping, that daily coffee from Starbucks, cigarettes, sports tickets, your daily mid-day snack, and other similar things. If you don’t know what you spend money on, go track your expenses for a two-week period, see what you spend, and come back. Add that all up – what did you get? What does this have to do with travel? No matter how cheap we want to be, travel requires some money. Cut the coffee – Love your Starbucks? This is an easy, low-hanging-fruit expense that can yield big savings right away. Learn to cook – We all need to eat, but restaurants are getting quite expensive these days. Canadian? Replace your light bulbs – Seriously!
Backpack Europe on Budget--Backpacking and travel info for budget travelers. Beers and Beans Travel Site How to Travel to Exotic, Expensive Cities on $50 a Day (Photo: Marc P. Demoz) OK, I’ve had a few short posts recently. Now it’s time for my favorite: a post you will want to print out, refer to often, and take with you on adventures. In this case, we’ll explore budget travel that is luxury travel. But what does that mean? In contrast, looking at how locals live — and find hidden gems — ensures you have amazing experiences that no guidebook can capture. His specialty is engineering first-class trips from economy-class budgets… Perhaps it’s time for that trip you’ve been putting off? Enjoy, and please share your own tips in the comments! Enter Nomadic Matt When I ask people why they don’t travel as much as they would like, the most common answer is “because of money.” There is an illusion perpetrated by luxury resorts, travel magazines, and travel agencies, that the wonders of some of the greatest cities in the world are out of reach for ordinary folks. When I started traveling the world in 2006, I made many rookie and costly mistakes. The Basics
Around The World For Free: Travel with Survivor winner Parvati Shallow SEASON 3: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! South America and Africa. Smiles and tears. Wild animal refuges and hospitals. Parvati has returned to Los Angeles to end another season of Around the World for Free! Parvati has returned home to the United States after her 100 day journey! Check out season 3 of Around the World for Free! The Looptail, The Travel Blog Powered By G Adventures Don't let the cold stop you from capturing life's adventures. Learn the top tips for » This week on "Your Planet in 7 Seconds", we're asking you – what is this » Inca Trail or Lares Trek? I am four feet in height, monogamous, and carry my offspring in a pouch. When we found out that G Adventures' own Justin Wegiel had just returned from our »
The Best 18 Resources for Cheap, Free, or Paid Travel | escapenormal The Best 23 Resources for Cheap, Free, or Paid Travel (Part 1) Welcome to Escape Normal! If you came here looking for ways to travel for free, you are in the right place. 1: Work Away Definitely my new favorite site, I haven’t yet signed up for membership but I plan on doing so immediately after I graduate. 2: Escape Normal Jobs Search for seasonal jobs all over the world, from work-exchanges on exotic retreat centers in Costa Rica to adventure kayak tour-guide positions. 3: Back Door Jobs This is for the adventurous type who still wants to make money while traveling. 4: Coolworks This site is so simple to navigate and has all the seasonal job listings you could ever think of in one place. 5: Couchsurfing Instead of spending money on a hotel or hostel, other travelers around the world welcome you to stay on their couches for a few days, and sometimes even offer to show you the sites in their town. This is a great resource, especially for younger people. 7: Help Exchange 8: Footprints TEFL
How to See the World: Art of Travel; European and World Backpacking; On $25 a Day or Less Jack and Jill Travel Budgetting for long term travel Art of Hobo-ing: How to Budget for Long Term Travel Some of you have been curious how I budgeted for seven months on the road. Or maybe, you want to know how much to sock away for India, Asia and Southeast Asia. So let’s talk about budgeting and hobo-ing. Each traveler is different, we all have different budgets, comfort zones and spending habits. Budgeting 2-weeks to seven months When I started out on my trip, the idea that I’d be traveling long-term didn’t occur to me. Originally, I socked away $9,000 for traveling. Short-term travelers, even with “tight budgets”, have unconscious “vacation mentality“. Splurge on a little souvenir necklace, shell out a few extra dinero on a big meal and pick up shampoo and baby wipes… Before you know it, you’ve spent $10-30 on crap. Fortunately, I didn’t bleed my bank dry. Read Long-term solo travel and three mistakes I wish I avoided How did I budget myself for seven months? For India and Southeast Asia, it’s easy to get by on $10-25/day. 1. Of course.
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