In the past two years of traveling the globe, I haven’t checked a single bag. When it comes to vacation time and money, I don’t want to waste any of it. And with the perfect minimalist travel backpack, you won’t have to either.
The biggest lesson I’ve learned from traveling is how quickly money disappears (and I don’t mean from pick-pocketing).
When you’re visiting a new place, it’s tempting to blow your budget on conveniences and experiences. Even if you usually save money effectively at home, paying for an hour-long cab ride or Michelin-starred meal while on holiday seems perfectly reasonable. But if your bank account always feels too empty when you return from vacation, you should learn to save money effectively while traveling, too.
When you travel abroad, how do you prepare for the best experience possible? Do you search online for the must-see places and best restaurants, read an article or two on travel safety, and call it a day? If you want to make the most of your trip, you should also learn some essential travel terms and phrases.
If someone handed you $5,000 to spend on your next trip, where would you go? A remote island in Fiji? Maybe a food tour of Italy? If taking your fantasy trip seems impossible without a cash windfall, I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve to help you grow your vacation fund.
Planning an international trip, especially your first one, is a thrilling experience. You scour Pinterest and Instagram for travel inspiration, shop for the perfect suitcase, and even use sites like Kayak to score a great hotel. You’re all set for your next adventure…right? Unfortunately, if your prep work stops there, you’re leaving yourself open to a ton of international travel mistakes.