Motive to travel primarily starts with deciding upon where you want to travel and what kind of experience you are looking at before you start planning your trip.
Just remember whatever your travel budget is, it’s always better to have a plan in place.
Commit to travel plan and then:
- Reduce your expenses.
- Lead a simple life.
- Sell off unwanted stuff.
- Earn some extra out of the blue.
- Save without shame
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-> Track your expenditure on a trip
Make a document of monthly and daily expenses, track your needs and wants, avoid spending on your wants and keep your demands under check. Avoid getting into hefty EMI plans.
-> Keep a dedicated travel fund
Start a separate account just for your travel fund, where you will save up every day or every week. Be it 100 – 500 bucks per day or per week. Keep feeding this account regularly. At the end of three months, you will have sufficient balance in your account to fund a trip.
-> Spend less on lunch or dinner
It may be as simple as drinking tap water over packaged water. Reduce your spending on lunch or dinner. Don’t spend more than 100 rupees on each of the meal. Try cooking at home from bare minimum supplies, or have a pot lunch with friends.
-> Cut off on fancy coffee drinks
The entire culture of premium coffee shops can really drill a hole in your pocket. Think filter coffee instead of Frappuccino.
-> Eat out less
Eating out regularly can be heavy on your pocket, start reading about how-to videos. You can make good food out of basic supplies like chicken, vegetables, beans, fruits and 5-minute menus.
-> Drop your car usage
Car usage and maintenance can really make a hole in your pocket. Avoid dependency on car and bikes by using public or shared transport.
-> Kill the cable TV
You will be surprised to know, on an average people spent 400/month on a TV connection. Cut that out and see the returns.
-> Reduce your utility bills
Open the windows to get that breeze out of the window instead of air conditioners. Cut down costs by using a winter gear instead of a heater to keep you warm indoors.
-> Quit smoking
You can spend an average of around 300 rupees if you are a chain smoker. If you can kick off smoking, you can save ₹9000/ month which is a trip to the mountains or your favourite beach in the south.
-> Ditch your gym membership
Instead of the hefty gym membership, get into outdoor activities like running, trekking regularly in nearby areas. Running regularly on the ground can give you enough strength and keep you fit on the go.
-> Skip the Salon
Spas and Salons are a serious hole in your pocket and cannot get you anywhere closer to the road. Ditch the massages, nail art, pedicure, manicure and head massage. Nothing is better than a trip to your favourite destination.
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