Heading across the globe on your travelling adventure requires a lot of planning, patience, organisation and of course plenty of money. Not just to get your there and to fund your accommodation but also for things like meals, activities and any other spur of the moment opportunities you just can’t turn down!
But where are you going to find that extra cash? It’s a big help if you have parents or relatives who can help to fund your travels, either by cashing in an old investment – you can find out more about investments and investment pieces by clicking the link – but what if you don’t have that option?
Check out these 4 super simple money saving tips below!
Kick the coffee habit
We all love a hot cup of coffee to kick start our day, or even an indulgent coffee to have with friends at our favourite coffee shop. Coffee has become a very normal part of our lives, but this seemingly harmless habit is probably costing you a small fortune, especially if you’re treating yourself every single day on the way to work. In the lead up to your travels, try to reduce your coffee shop visits and brew some coffee at home instead. Treat yourself to a new travel mug and you can help the environment and enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee on the way to work without the price tag.
Beg, borrow and steal
Well, maybe not actually steal, but the first two are viable options. If you know someone who has been travelling lately and they’re likely to have a lot of travel equipment left – like a first aid kit, bug spray, rucksack, raincoat, maps or guidebooks then ask if you can borrow them for your trip. It’ll save you a lot of money. You might be unsure of what to take, but if you know someone who’s experienced life on the road for themselves then they can also advise you on what you should purchase, rather than wasting money on spur of the moment items.
Lose the gym membership
I think a lot of people are guilty of signing up to a gym with the greatest of intentions, but then not following through with their fitness plans. Ergo, a waste of money each month. Cancel that gym membership and save the money for your trip instead. Or, if you’re seriously into your fitness, then you could still cancel your membership and find other ways to work out for free. Such as jogging outdoors or working out at home with minimal equipment.
Going out with friends is probably the highlight of your working week. It’s a chance to let your hair down. But, if you’re planning a trip abroad then you need to cut back. Instead of heading out in an expensive taxi, then paying to get into a club, drinks, food and then back home again – cut out the middle men and enjoy a night in with friends at home!
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