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It has been rightly put that there is nothing quite like travelling, an undeniably fascinating experience, with exploring new roads and meeting new people. It is an escape from the daily humdrum and offers you a new perspective on everything.
Like all fine things in life, travelling also comes with a price tag attached. Cost becomes a major factor that leads a lot of people to put a stop to their travelling plans. Now, budgeting for a trip is necessary, as it is always better to plan beforehand than to run out of money halfway through a trip. Imagine making that embarrassing call back home or to your friends, because you ran out of cash on your big holiday.
Travel expenses can most definitely vary depending on the nature of the traveller, but here is a roundabout travel budget itinerary that will get you through for pretty much every aspect of your holiday span. Here we touch on every aspect of how to successfully save money and budget for your next big holiday to help make the experience a little less daunting.
1. Estimate Your Expenses And Prepare A Rough Budget
The first step is pretty easy to start with. Estimate with the biggest expenses of the trip you have planned, which generally includes your travel cost as well as accommodation cost. With a rough framework of that, and for how long you will be away, you can chalk out a budget based on a daily cost on room and meal rates. Depending on your itinerary, you can then add on activities, adventure activity fees, museum entry fees, cab fares and along with some occasional splurge.
2. Things To Spend On For Your Trip
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Based on the place you are travelling to, make sure you are necessarily well equipped for that holiday. Invest in some travel gear but don't over-invest in that. A sturdy comfortable backpack or a roomy travel bag is a very important investment to make. Along with it, comfortable footwear and clothing suited to the place you are travelling to, are a must! For instance, if you are planning for a beach vacation in Goa, be sure to pack your flip-flops and bathing suit.
3. Save! Save! Save!
Now that you have figured out your rough travel budget and how much you are going to spend, you can now work towards the concept of how much you are going to save for your travel plans to come true. Once you have hit your saving goal, you can now pursue your travel plans to that dream destination of yours, you have been longing to visit.
4. Keep Your Money Safe While On The Road
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With wallets, money belts and pouches to do their job of keeping your money safe while you are busy exploring new vistas, here are a few more places, where you can zip your money safe and sound. It is more safe if you keep your valuables close to your skin by zipping them all up in an inside pocket of a zipped-up jacket. This is to keep the potential pick-pockets at bay. And, of course, while travelling, carrying your money in a few different places is always a good idea.