Here are 10 easy tips to help you save some much needed cash for your upcoming trip!
Stop spending on unnecessaries (drinks with your friends can wait until you return with that once in a lifetime story )
Go through your incomings and outgoings (stop using credit cards and start using cash – why pay fees on credit used when there is no need?)
Stop driving (jump on your bicycle to get around town – or just jump on the bus for $1.50)
Sell your unused junk (do you really need that collection of old mobile phones in your drawer or the second TV in the bedroom?)
Wait for tax time (file your tax returns and then leave for Europe – it was the Tax Departments way of saying “Go and have fun, you earned it!”)
Book cheap flights (shoulder seasons are always best and make sure you look for indirect flights – its usually cheaper going through 2 or 3 airports to get to your destination on AirBudget)
Use second hand stores (second hand stores and army disposal stores have great gear that’s only been used once by some wealthy trekker who thought climbing Everest was going to happen next week – pick up some sweet bargains on almost new equipment)
Buy a tent/sleeping bag (not for everyone, but either of these two can come in handy when an unexpected night in an airport is required, the hostel in that French village is closed or you just feel like being adventurous)
Couchsurf/Airbnb (hands down the best way to travel – allows you to crash on peoples sofa beds in return for good company and maybe offering to do the dishes. Or why not rent out someones spare room or apartment and allow yourself to live like one of the locals)
Rent whilst your away (nowadays you can rent out your room or even your car for the 6 weeks your away – works out well when you get home and you’ve got a few hundred dollars waiting for you to pay off the credit card after that disappointing night out in Vegas)
Stick to some of these handy tips and your next adventure will be that little more enjoyable where you won’t need to rely on packet noodles for your next meal.