Writing a list of new year’s resolutions is easy, but keeping them is another story. Unfortunately, many of us fail after attempting to do so in a few weeks or a month. However, let’s admit that these new year resolutions can put a lot of pressure on us, and we’re not obligated to make them in the first place. That’s why we need all the help we can get.
So, if you’re determined to travel more in 2019, below are several tips you can follow to help increase your chances of success and not spend too much.
Have a sensible budget.
It’s easy to get carried away with spending when you travel. You can quickly rack up a hefty credit card bill. That’s why it’s crucial to create a practical budget.
You can look up some practical advice from people who have travelled to where you plan to go next, like your friends, co-workers or even travel blogs.
Also, you can go online and look for some special deals, especially during the off-peak season so you can get more savings on your airfare and hotel accommodations.
Make it a priority to save.
Each dollar you save will help fund your next adventure. So, put aside money every chance you get. Ask your bank if you can start an automatic savings plan.
You can start stashing away $50, $100 or whatever you can afford. Forget about it and leave your savings untouched until it’s time for you to travel.
Use your paid leaves wisely.
Longer holidays are more challenging to plan and pull off successfully. Sometimes, it’s better to have weekend getaways more frequently than exhausting all your paid time off all at once.
For example, you can take Friday and Monday off, and you still have Saturday and Sunday to add, so you’ll have four days of holiday in total. That’s more than enough time to take a quick holiday overseas or go on a road trip with your best mates.
Commit on a date.
Have a look at your calendar and find an ideal date for your next adventure and commit to it. Once you do this, you can start booking your trip and no longer have any excuse because it’s already set on your calendar.
Be specific about where you want to go.
Having a clear idea of your next destination will help you determine how much money and time you need. Plan your itinerary early, so you can make the most out of your trip.
Once you’ve got your sights set on your next destination, you can save more time and money by booking an airport parking space, so you’ll have a ride home ready and waiting when you return.
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