Why Budget Travelling is the Best Thing

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Why Budget Travelling is the Best Thing

Have you ever wondered why your friends keep on changing their Facebook photos every so often, just to show the new places they’ve been to? Or have you ever questioned why there are so many travelling blogs all of a sudden? Or why some people get to travel to different countries almost always? Or maybe you are wondering why there are so many seat sales and people get so frantically crazy about it?

Yes? Well... I once wondered too.

But I took a leap and after more than 10 countries later, I am here to share with you a known SECRET then.

Read this: Budget Traveling is the best thing in the Travel and Lifestyle Aspect out there. Read again, Budget Traveling is the best thing in the Travel and Lifestyle Aspect out there! Yes, this is true. Contrary to popular belief, traveling to different places is inexpensive. Maybe, relatively inexpensive, but if you take a closer look at the details, you’ll see that traveling isn’t for the rich and famous only. It isn’t for the adventurers or the extroverts out there. It’s for everyone who dares to dream big and who seeks life adventures and understanding. TRAVELING IS FOR EVERYONE and so is Budget Traveling.

But how? Where to start?

Start with the BASICS. Same as everything else, there is really no exact science when it comes to budget traveling. No exact formula or by the book step by step guide that will guarantee that you’ll save a gazillion money when you travel. Just like how Traveling should be, Budget Traveling is about risk: you risk your ultimate travel adventures by limiting it within the budget means you create. Don’t get me wrong, this is not a bad point, but more of an opportunity to help you get more creative and focused in what you really want to experience in your travels. If there’s a will, there’s a way – right?

But again, how? How to create a budget?

Again, start with the BASICS. Have an overall goal or dream travel in mind and from there you branch out with the details. Know your Who, What, Where, When, Hows. Who will join you in your travels? What will you do, What do you wish to accomplish? Where is your next travel destination? When are you planning to have it? The Hows should answer the WWWWs. The Hows will help you unearth your budget for Plane/Bus Tickets to and from the place, Accommodations, Transportation Expense within the area, Food budget, Activity expense for those Sky Diving activities or white water rafting targets, and of your course pocket money. Budget Basics = Budget Travels. Yes, that simple.

But, why is Budget Travelling the best thing? Because it brings out the best in you. ClichĂ© but true! It brings out the best of your dreams, your creativity, your passion, and your adventure-side in its most real form. So put your best effort when doing your budget travels. It doesn’t have to be luxurious on paper. It will be based from your creative execution. Even if you mean to spend your travelling for relaxation, there’s still some adventure in that for sure. Even if you mean to skimp your next travel to a small city due to budget, still the essence is still there – creativity, passion, adventure.

So next time you seek for the best thing, budget travel.

Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 60 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

For collaboration ideas, email bowdywanders@gmail.com.