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Backpacker Tips - How to save.


Travel is not cheap.

The travel rule is: "For your trip, you will always need double the
amount of money, that you think you going to need."

SAVING BEFORE THE TRIP:
-Save and invest your money.
-Minimize debt and cut out luxuries
-Buy your 'travel kit' only on sales.
-Never sell your car before you go travel.
-You only need a small basic camera for travel.
(My big expensive camera got damaged 'in its bag' on a bus in Asia.
I paided $150.00AUSD to get it fixed.)



Round the world trip example only. I think this currency is Krone.

SAVING DURING THE TRIP:
-Learn to budget.
-Check out last minute stand-by flights on the Internet
-Make sure your luggage is not overweight.
-Learn to bargain.
-A tent/ camping can save costs.
-Once at a place, walk around and look cheaper accom.
  (Only pay per day. If you find a cheaper place, move the next day.)



-Local/Public transport is cheapest.
-A 'Rail Pass' can offer great value.
-Check hostel noticeboards for transport opportunities.
-Check charity/2nd hand shops for cheap clothes etc.
-A ISIC, student card can get you a lot of discounts.
-Keep an eye for specials and sales
-Eat in restaurant's now and then as a treat. You save plenty money
if you buy your food in supermarkets/markets and cooking your own food.
-Simple hand washing is cheaper than Laundry mats.
-Don't feel you have to do every 'activity' in every place.
-Check airport duty free shops and tax back deals.
-Try not change flight dates or extend visa's. It all costs extra.