Before we made any plans, we asked ourselves this one simple question: do we want to spend our limited budget on one single wedding day, or spend it on many, many days of adventure and discovery? Duh! We chose the latter and couldn't be happier we did.
Here is the story of our inexpensive, 13-person wedding and we stretched our budget to include a 4-month honeymoon to India and Thailand.
One of the most frequent questions we get asked when people find out we are traveling full-time is, "How do you afford it?" To that I extend a sincere thank you for the inspiration to focus my writing on budget travel!
This post is going to list some of the practical things we do in our daily life to decrease unnecessary spending and allocate more money to our travels.
Travel blunders are bound to happen, especially when traveling to a new place that has a completely different culture than what you're used to. There's so much you can't possibly anticipate so you just wish for the best. But sh%t happens.
Through our travels in Asia, Central America, and the States, we have learned a ton of do's and don'ts and gathered a plethora of resources to help us plan our trips and stay within our budget. We hope you find some value in the information we've compiled for you.
Ever since Nick and I began taking long trips overseas to backpack around Asia, the most common question we get is regarding the logistics of affording it.
Being from America, where the cost of living is high, and it's easy to spend money (or credit, aka money we don't have) trying to keep up with those around us. I understand how it can seem impossible to stretch a few thousand dollars over a few months of travel when a week vacation in Hawaii could take you a year to save up for.
I'm not a planner, and that certainly didn't change when we hit the road. Most of our destinations were decided upon once we were already in the truck driving. And yet, everything always worked out just fine.
Alaska, the last frontier! This gigantic chunk of land that's twice the size of Texas and far removed from the lower 48 should be near the top of your travel bucket list. The days are long in the summer, never really getting dark, the terrain is lush, the air is cool, and the people are so friendly!
In Delhi, the delirious capital city of India, home of 25 million people, taking a tour of the beautiful temples is the perfect way to experience the diversity of the people and the faiths that define their lives.
India is an ideal location for budget travelers to explore and spend time in. My goal with this post is to give you an idea of what to budget for a trip to India, and what is possible for you to experience.