By landing on this page, you’ve taken a step closer to planning your travel budget and reaching your goals (someone pop open the champagne)! At the end of this post you will no exactly how much you need to save heading out on your adventures backpacking Europe, Asia, or anywhere your heart desires.
I can already hear the groans from some of you (you know who you are). And I understand, I mean, in what world is crunching numbers fun?
But it is important for a variety of reasons. Having a number we can physically see, even if it is a rough estimate, fuels us to stay driven, focused, and excited. Saving money is like a marathon and planning a budget is knowing where you’re going to finish.
If you look at it in this context then learning how to travel on a budget is a blast, because it inspires us to keep saving, and eventually take that trip we have always dreamed about..
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My first few trips abroad I didn’t bother having a planning a holiday budget. Can you guess what happened next? The countries I visited were more expensive than I thought, I never tracked my spending habits, I partied till my liver hurt, and I went broke fast.
I went from having the time of my life to being handcuffed by finances. This led to borrowing money from my family back home and repaying that money meant it was months before I could start saving for my next trip.
Let me make one thing clear. A travel budget isn’t the end all be all. You’re not going to come up with some magic number you need to stick to religiously