You budget for travel?

Yep. This is one of the most critical things in our opinion. You see, there are many folks out there who have traversed the world on a shoestring and lived to write about it, share about it etc… Great stuff. Some of them will tell you that they did all that without inasmuch with much money. You know, the best things in life are free?

Sure.

And at the other hand of the ring, we introduce the luxury boxer traveler who seems to live it up very well, all the time running an online business and maintaining a blog to tempt teach you how to emulate their lives… easy right? Sell some stuff, get paid and live a privileged life…

Certainly.

Now if you are like us born with wooden spoons in our mouths (if there was even wood for it) plus not being awfully smart, then obviously we need to work and budget for almost anything we wish – if it includes a monetary exchange in order to obtain it. Otherwise, life sucks right? Heheh… no today it’s not a rant. And no we are not talking about getting into debt either…

It’s about pulling the wool away from your eyes and remind yourself what it really is. Someone told us that the amount we’ve spent on our travel handprints would have gotten us another piece of real estate… or that it would be a good chunk of retirement change available during our old age. Frittered away… oh imagine the dollars flying away…

True.

So the question being posed today is this: do you budget to travel? Or do you travel because you budget? If you have already set aside something for say retirement, do you not ‘budget’ the rest to live you life? Just a thought.

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

6 thoughts on “You budget for travel?”

  1. I have a separete saving account I use soley for travel. I save what ever I can miss after the ‘normal’ spending and saving for a rainy day. Some months that is €5, others €100. Whatever is on that account I spend on travel and travel gear without feeling guilty or worrying about ‘later’.

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  2. I budget to travel, but since I live on a small disability pension from the state, that means there’s not much left for the travel budget. 😛 Still, I do plan to go to Iceland this summer, but only for a week because of how expensive it is there. Still, it will be a MAJOR experience for me (if I pull it off! :P). 🙂

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