Travelling is fun. Just the thought of visiting some place new can get anyone from any age group excited. While travelling with friends or family can be a highly entertaining, doing it on your own can be a very rewarding experience. Seeing, experiencing and figuring out things for and by yourself will leave you with unforgettable memories and sometimes, lessons for life.
As exciting as it may sound, it may not feasible at all times. One of the main reasons could be money. Planning to save for a solo trip? Here is a little guidance to help you do it more effectively:
- Budget – First step is to budget. Figure out where you want to go, research online and ask travel agents to gather enough information about the various costs involved in visiting this chosen place. This should not only include your travel and lodging costs, but the costs incurred for looking around, food, etc too.
- Plan – You cannot plan today and leave tomorrow unless you are financially stable and a very impromptu person. You need to plan when to go, how to go, where to stay, etc. You will know how much time is available or required to save enough money for the trip.
- Spend Wisely – It is time to start tightening the strings on your purse. Start spending wisely. Do not spend on unnecessary things. Splurging once in a while is not a crime but your trip is going to be the big splurge, so don’t lose sight of it while you live your regular life. Set aside a part of your monthly income for the trip and live in the remaining amount. This way you will be on track.
- Invest – Invest your money in various venues for a short term with good returns. Rather than letting your money sit idle in the bank, why not let it earn you some more money? You can speed up your savings by getting good returns and interests. However, if this is not familiar territory, just stay away from it!