I’ve often heard people state affordability as a major factor in why they don’t travel. I’ve gone on some pretty expensive, far-flung trips in my time, and I’m certainly not rich. How do I do it? It comes down to simple prioritization and budgeting. I’ve talked about this a lot in my blog, so I won’t get too far into the why’s or how’s or anything like that.
Ok. This post isn’t about travel necessarily, but I wanted to write about it anyway because, a) Traveling is a whole lot harder when your finances aren’t in order, and b) this blog is first and foremost dedicated to inspiring people to live life to the fullest. That’s hard […]
I wanted to touch on this subject because something I get asked a lot is how I afford to travel. People often assume I’m rich, have a trust fund, a benefactor funding my travels, unlimited time off of work, or some other thing that they don’t have. I’ve touched on this subject before, of course, but I thought it was worth revisiting the topic because it’s still something I get asked a lot. I think there’s a perception out there that people who travel a lot are either wealthy or are completely ignoring responsibility and not preparing for the future. While both of those kinds of travelers do exist, I wanted to talk about the fact that you really can be financially responsible, not wealthy, and still live the travel life.
It’s not that these people have more money than I do that’s the problem, but instead the attitude they have about it and the utter lack of understanding for the fact that not everybody has the luxury to just spend money like crazy whenever they feel like it.
I’m happy to announce another guest post on this blog. Luke Green from 1cover Travel Insurance has written this great article with some really good tips on budgeting for travelling the world. You can check out their site at http://www.1cover.com.au to learn more about their services.
I’ve talked about finance in this blog before, but today I wanted to go through the specific steps I go through when planning out and budgeting for a trip. I know sometimes the thought of taking a big, expensive trip can be a bit daunting, and there can be a fear of going over budget when you travel, so I’ve put together this guide for you on how to budget for a trip.
As I’ve mentioned before on this blog, I work full time. I’m also about as obsessed with travel as one can be, and take any and every opportunity to go on adventures. I’m not particularly wealthy, so in many ways I’m probably similar to many of you. I would like to share with you a few tips that I use to fund my travels.