Travelling is a pleasurable hobby but this delight is not free. Staying at your native country would be cheaper for you than traveling. However, there are different types of travel styles. You may prefer luxury travel and it may cost you millions of dollars. Traveling on a limited travel budget is also a possible option for travelers whose funds are very limited. No matter how much money you have, you will need to plan your travel budget before you start traveling. Have you ever built a travel budget? This blog post will teach you how to plan your travel budget before you start your voyage.
1) SAVE YOUR MONEY
An idea to start traveling does not come immediately and usually, we make our plans a few months or years before we start fulfilling them. Nowadays, I am staying at my homeland but I am planning to start traveling after a few months. Many people have the same situation. Starting traveling is not an immediate decision. Thus, we are able to save some money right now in order to spend it in our future journeys. Am I right? You may save a couple of hundreds of dollars every month. Save it and it will be very helpful in your traveling. Every travel budget planning starts from money saving. Learn to save your money today in order to enjoy opportunities which it will give you on your future trips.
2) TRANSPORTATION NEEDS
The first thing you need to consider while planning your travel budget is to identify your transportation costs. If you are not planning to make a local traveling, you will certainly need to travel by plane. There are different ways to travel within a country . You may use cars, public transport, metro, trains, and any other available tools. Plane tickets may cost you from 200 $ up to 1000$ depending on your destination. Take a notebook and write down how much money you will need during your voyage. Planning your travel budget for transportation is one of the most important things you will need to do before you start traveling.
3) BUDGET FOR SHELTER
You need to keep in mind that you will need to live somewhere. There is a multitude of possible options. Decide how much money will you be able to spend on your lodging. You have different options to choose. These options are hotels, motels, flats, mansions, and hostels. Your shelter will depend on your available budget. If you are a billionaire, you will be able to stay every day in a 5-star hotel. If your budget is limited, hostels may be your possible solutions. At the same time you may have a lot of money but prefer staying at hostels because it is very interesting and you will meet new people. You are the only one who decides where you will stay. The budget for a shelter is very important for your tip. Try to be accurate with the numbers and do not make any mistakes.
4) SET YOUR FOOD BUDGET
If you travel much you will loose a lot of energy. This means that you will need to maintain your organism with more additional energy and vitamins. Your food must consist of fruits and vegetables, meat and everything energetical. Do not try to save money by limiting your food budget. Good food will let you successfully continue your voyage. You may save some money on lodging and transportation but do not try to save on a food budget. Eat only the best and the healthiest food.
5) YOUR ENTERTAINMENT BUDGET
There is no need to tell that every traveler needs entertainment. Usually, we travel when we are severely bored by our tiresome life. Life abroad may also be very boring if you do not entertain yourself. There are several types of entertainment. I can say that there is a cultural entertainment, sports entertainment, and night entertainment. Visiting museums, different cultural places, and galleries are activities that are in included in the list of cultural entertainment. Night clubs and discos are entertainments for adults. Some people prefer specific types of entertainment and there are people who do not make any difference between them. Visit different websites and try to search how much money will entertainment in your desired city cost? Thus, you will have enough data in order to set your exact entertainment budget.
6) BUDGET FOR SOUVENIRS
How often do you buy souvenirs? Let me tell you that I do not leave a country until I spend all my money buying souvenirs and present for my friends and relatives. Souvenirs are things that remind us of wonderful places that we have visited. Do not spend all your money so that you are unable to buy yourself any souvenirs. Plan your travel budget very accurately so that your money are divided very proportionally.
7) BUDGET FOR EMERGENCY NEEDS
You always need to set your budget for emergency occasions. No one knows what will happen to us tomorrow. There may be different types of accidents or troubles. Let us be realistic. There are some people who say that we should avoid negative emotions. Their saying is wrong because negative emotions and feelings are absolutely necessary to avoid and prevent things that we dislike. Why do you feel pain? Is pain helpful? What will happen if you don’t feel any pain? Pain is definitely very negative emotion. However, it is very necessary. Your pain is a signal for you that something terrible is happening to you. Just imagine what will happen if you put your hand on fire and you don’t feel any pain. Your hand will be entirely burnt and destroyed. That what happens when we strive to liquidate all negative emotions. Let us be realistic and accept that everything may happen to us in our voyage. We should be ready for every emergency situation. For these cases, you will need to have some additional budget. Do not exclude this section from your budget list.
Be very exact and accurate while building a travel budget for your trip. Remember that your budget is one of the most important parts of your travel.