Travelling is one of the best things that a human being can do in today’s age. It is known as a stressbuster and for a good reason. There was a time when I was stressed with all that was happening in my life. I was worried about keeping my job and providing for my family. But, things have turned around when I started travelling.
You might be wondering how I manage to do my regular 9 top 5 job and travel at the same time. Well, as a matter of fact, I no longer do a regular day job. I work part-time and I do other odd jobs online whenever I find the time. The best thing about this job is that it gives me the liberty to work from anywhere and not worry about paying my bills.
While I manage to earn enough to fund my travel, I also make sure to not blow up my budget. I strictly follow some rules which help me travel within budget. These rules work very well for me. I hope it does the same for you. Go through this list and find some interesting tips that can help your travel the world on a budget:
- Create a budget
One of the initial things that I do every time I go on a trip is set a travel budget. I make a spreadsheet and list all the things which need to be accounted for. From the tiniest expense details like buying snacks to higher expenses like flight tickets and hotel bookings, I plan and record all my expenses and make sure to never go overboard on my daily budget.
- Travel via local transport
Once I land in a new country, the first thing I do is figure out the best way to find local transports for travelling. There is a lot of information online on this topic but I choose to do my research on the spot and find the means of local transport right after I reach the country. The reason I prefer travelling in local transport (mostly buses) is because it is comparatively cheaper than other means of transportation. This is a strategy that has worked for me every time.
- Look for cheap accommodation
Plan your accommodation well in advance. There are some online portals where you can find cheap hostels. These are places where you can connect with other travellers from different places all over the world. There are websites where you can arrange your stay with the local people of the place. One such website is Couchsurfing.com. The best part of this strategy is that I can save enough money to afford going to the best places for partying at night. Last year, on my visit to Rome, I visited some of the best places for nightlife entertainment. Here is a website which has all you need to know about nightlife in cities from different parts of the world. I find the information here very useful during my journey. Make sure to check it out.
These are some basic things that I follow during my travel to ensure that I can travel more and spend less