Going on vacation is one of the most satisfying moments for workers, especially if there is a trip in between. Getting out of the routine and releasing stress knowing a new place allows you to return to work with recharged energies and ready to innovate.
However, something that can cause a distress is not to control the expenses, since on the return you will verify that your finances are more affected than you thought and the regrets will begin when the card statement. So, goodbye relax and welcome stress again. So how to avoid it? Basically, it’s about applying some basic techniques that will allow you to get well prepared for your trip and spend less than you thought.
Calculation and division
One of the secrets is the organization. It is ideal that you project how much you will spend on the trip, in everything that involves, in this way you will know how much money you need. Once you have it, divide it into the number of months left until you leave, and you will see how much you will have to save monthly to have what you need without affecting your budget. If you are about to receive a bonus, bonus or additional payment, you can use a part for your travel fund.
When you are planning what you will do on the trip, an indicated option is to look for the free tours offered by each city. There are them everywhere and also, check the schedules of the museums or sites that interest you, since most include a day where admission is at a lower price or is free. With that information, you can organize your itinerary and you will see considerable savings.
Leave your credit card for emergencies
Activate your credit card to be able to use it abroad (in case you leave the country), but be aware every time you use it, because if you have the necessary cash, then this should only be for emergencies. In addition, always consult about the exchange rate and the currency in which the payment will be entered.
Neither restriction nor waste
An interesting point to consider is that it is not about traveling in restriction mode, that is, refusing to buy everything, visit or spend. But you also don’t have to put yourself in wasteful mode, in which you buy everything and eat everything because you’re on vacation! Ideally, find a balance between the two, identifying the things that are worth doing and buying, especially for the difference between your routine.
Locate savings opportunities
Transportation and food also represent opportunities to save. Walking is one of the cheap ways to get to know a city, but not only that, you can also rent bicycles for a day, and take the opportunity to get to know and do sports at a minimum price. As for the food, treat yourself with a tourist place, but also know the local markets or places where prices are not so high. In addition, if it is a longer trip and you have a kitchen, you can separate some days where it is you who cooks.