Backpacking is great way to see the world and it is also very expensive. If you are planning this kind of trip, it is likely that you started saving for it since you made the decision to travel this way. Even if you have a large available budget to use, you need to make sure you have enough money for the entire trip. You’d be surprised how quickly your money can run out, but equally as surprising how far you can make your money go, without missing out on seeing and doing the things you really want to while you are away.
In the following article we will look at some tips for backpacking on a budget.
While working hard to save for your big trip, take the time before you go to fully prepare. As well as the bigger things, smaller things like finding a bank that doesn’t charge for oversea withdrawals or offers a good ATM withdrawal rate are important. Learn how to understand and keep an eye on the exchange rate, as it can be hard to stay on top of things when travelling from country to country.
As changing official documents can be a costly process, it can help you stay within your budget to keep them safe. When booking for your trip, it’s crucial that you don’t lose money by booking too far in advance in case you have to change your plans and lose out on deposits.
If you can, try to invest in high quality clothes for your trip, especially if you are going somewhere especially rainy or cold. Although you may not be a fan of spending too much on clothing, you still want to buy things that will last. Avoid buying anything too flashy though as you could fall prey to theft.
Take the time to learn the language because this will not only help you to speak to the locals, it will open various other opportunities as well as helping you to save money while you are abroad.