If you’re like me. A student with a tight student budget, travelling might seem like a dream. But I have a strong belief that it’s important to get around in the world a little.
Especially if you’re in your twenties something. Before you know it you have kids, a mortgage and a work (hopefully) to go to. And then it will much more difficult and (more expensive) to travel around the globe.
Also during the student period, it’s a time to meet new people, experience other cultures and see what the world has to offer. Partying is much more fun when you have the stamina to do it and e.g. hiking, windsurfing, trekking etc requires some health requirements that you might not have in 10 or 20 years. Carpe diem!
But how do you go about to travel around with a small budget you might ask? Well. There is a couple of things that you can do.
1) Research. Do a lot of research before you go. Airplane tickets, Hostels, where to eat, etc. If you do your research before going out in the world. There is much better chances that you can hold on to your budget and keep your expenses down. But down let the research part let you down. Think of it like a part of travel.
2) Use online services see here. There are plenty of online services that let you compare prices and even let you sleep on some other persons sofa in an another city. So there is so much things that can keep your student budget. If you don’t belive me. Google it!
3) Travel with friend/friends. Well it’s like sharing an apartment with someone. But you’re doing it abroad. You can share cost for food and living when traveling when you stick together with someone. And that’s a much safer thing to do then travel alone. This tip for “traveling on a student budget” should be number one, when I think about it.
4) Change your currency before leaving. Before you travel to your destination(s), it would be better to change the currency beforehand. So that you would need to pay extra currency fees and/or trade your hard earned money for less value then it would be at home.