Saving Money For Travel – Top Picks From What Other Travel Bloggers Say

My boyfriend is tired of me talking about money and so is my mum now so instead of talking I thought I’d blog about it. I have now lived in Glasgow for just over 6 months and in that time I haven’t saved a penny, in fact I’ve spent some of my savings and if you ask me on what I couldn’t tell you. I could tell you the excuses of how I struggled to find a job and then how my hours have never been permanent. I could blame it on the fact I’ve been to Australia, Greece, home (The New Forest) and roadtripped around Scotland already this year but then Australia was a free trip so it wasn’t all that expensive. I could blame it on so many things but I’m tired of making excuses so now I’m doing something about it.
I’ve decided to turn to my favourite blogs and google to see what others have to say about saving money. Especially when it comes to money for travel. I have even looked back at past blogs I have written about saving money to get this information across best I’ve decided to list all the blogs I’ve looked at and then list the best tip they’ve provided. I hope you find this helpful and I hope it helps me to start saving some money.

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Backpacks and BunkbedsHow I Personally Afford Travel

Neil has some great tips on this blog and his aren’t just about cutting back on everything to save for a big trip. He lives a 9-5 working life and travels in his holidays so knows the importance of a work/life/travel balance instead of becoming a hermit. Some of his tips include cutting down drinking (why would you want to buy a drink in a bar at home when you could be saving the money and enjoying an extra drink on holiday), entering competitions to win free stuff, living close to work to cut out commuting costs and using cash-back schemes, codes or vouchers. However my favourite one of his tips is to get a credit card that earns you air miles. Neil recommends one with Tesco so that food shop you have to spend money on is now earning you some air miles for further travel.

Backpacker BanterHow The Hell Do I Afford All This Travel

This is a very different post to the rest I’ve featured in this blog because Chris doesn’t really talk how to save but how to make money. He has used his skills, hobbies and interests to make some money for himself while travelling around. I think the most important advice Chris gives is to take courses which could lead to a job, for instance he did a surf instructor course and has now worked abroad teaching on three separate occasions. When it comes to money for travel it doesn’t all need to be about saving every penny before you leave!

World Of WanderlustHow To Save Money For Travelling

Brooke gives a five step plan to saving money, from cutting down at home, asking for travel money/items as presents or cutting cost abroad. My favourite step of her plan however is the first and that’s planning a trip and having a goal. Now she certainly doesn’t mean booking the flights before she has saved a penny but I totally agree with her saving for a goal or plan of a trip is much easier than just saying you wanna save a bit of you wages each month. It draws your focus to a place instead of an idea.

The Daily Touch – Frances B5 Money Saving Tips You Don’t Want To Hear

Fran fives some short but sweet tips in this post she has written, some are obvious and things I already do like taking lunch and driving instead of drinking. However making a spreadsheet of all your outgoings is a great idea. This way you can see the bills and rent payments which cannot be avoided against those things you really shouldn’t have bought. If you have no idea where your money is going then writing it all down will certainly help you to figure it all out – maybe you can then work out which areas you can cut down on.

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Turtles TravelTen Tips: How To Save Money To Travel The World

This blog is full of amazing tips for saving – the tips are very broad so would work for most situations in life where you want to save. My favourite of their tips is to have you wages paid in to your savings account then move what you need across to your current account – like money for rent, bills and food. The rest of your wages stays in your savings account then when you want to buy something you physically have to move the money making you question yourself on whether you REALLY need it. I will be trying this tip once I’m paid this month!

This Battered SuitcaseHow To Save Money To Travel The World

This post by Brenna is brilliant, she not only talks tips but how she has earned her money personally and how saving for travel is a mix of cutting back and working bloody hard. Some of her tips I already do however I love the idea of having a mantra. Will I do this in ****? How much could I get in **** for the cost of this? Repeating this to yourself will help keep you focused and stop you from spending money you really don’t need to. Saving loose change is also a great idea for us Brits as she mentions.

And if you are looking to save a lot in a short amount of time check out this blog by Adventurous Kate – How I Saved $13,000 In Just Seven Monthssignature

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