Some say planning a trip is like climbing a mountain – it might be very tough but not impossible. The most difficult part about planning your next trip is deciding on a budget. To settle on that right number which you would be willing to spend in exchange for some peace and adventure is really a mammoth task. Most of WanderTrust’s guests have previously mentioned in their testimonials that we provide a lot of options and freedom in domains of accommodation, travel and planning in a very reasonable budget, and we take pride in it. But this article is to backtrack a little and find ways to save for your next unique and special experience.
Plan and create an outline before starting to save !
First things first, you need to understand how much money you need. Where do you wish to travel to ? What do you want to spend on once you are there ? How long do you wish to be there ? These are questions that you need to answer yourself before starting to save. Usually, WanderTrust takes you to surprise locations but you still need to set a target before saving every penny possible.
Hide your travel money, from yourself !
Yes, you read it right. Hide your travel money from yourself so that you don’t dip into it every once in a while for a new dress or a gift or pizza. Get an old-fashioned jar or piggy bank or find any other way to track your travel saving, so that you have enough before D-day.
Cut, cut, cut down on anything and everything possible !
Assess your expenditures and keep them in check. Once you have started your dedicated travel fund initiative, spend lesser on food, cut back on fancy pastries and temping cold coffee. Switch to cheaper public transport. Cut down on utility expenses that you can, like gym. And most important of all, avoid luxurious expenses like spas and facials.
Go on a selling spree !
There’s nothing better than an extra income that you can add to your travel fortune jar. Start selling off any junk that you have and add all that money to your saving. Sports equipment, furniture, paper, garbage – everything that’s not needed anymore. You’ll be surprised at how much you’ll be able to make out of items that occupy space in your house for no reason.
Live the double life !
Lol, no, we are just kidding. What we mean is there are other ways to earn some handy cash. There are lots of ways to earn extra money even if you have a full-time job. Use the smallest of your skills and monetise them. Sell arts and crafts, be a waiter, shoot photos for functions or couples, whatever it be. Honestly, your imagination is the only constraint.
By now, you must’ve become an expert in saving money for your next trip. And if that has happened, we have succeeded in our job.
Now that you know what and where to begin with, what are you waiting for ? Go and start saving, right now ! And once you have finalised on a budget and are all set to go and explore, fill out this survey form and have one of the best and most cost-friendly travel experiences you’ve ever had !