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How to See All the Beauty Of the World on a Budget

UNITED STATES OUTLYING ISLANDS | Friday, 18 January 2019 | Views [55]

Traveling the world is a lofty dream, but thankfully with cheaper flights and more affordable accommodation, it can be done on even a modest budget – you just need to save up and pay for as much as you can in advance. Of course, knowing how much to save and where to put that money are very different challenges. To help you prepare yourself better financially, you will want to know everything about your destination and what you need.


Before You Travel

Before you travel around the world, you will want to get a few things in order:


Get the New 10 Year Passport Upon Renewal


When it is time to renew your passport (something you should always check before you travel), you will want to opt for the 10-year-long passport. This way you can forget about the stress associated with travelling with a visa that is about to expire, and you can rack up a lot of really cool stamps along the way.


If you are wondering how to apply for a US passport renewal, read reputable guides so that the process is quick, simple and easy. When it comes to renewing, it is always best to do so before booking flights.


Vaccinate Before You Go


Always check if you need vaccinations before you travel. There are a lot of vaccines that aren’t given to children growing up here in the United States that are elsewhere, simply because diseases differ around the world. Not all vaccinations can be done in one step, either, so check with your doctor a year before you plan on traveling. This way you can be covered and the vaccinations will be active by the time you fly.


Vaccinations to get include:


  • Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis B

  • Influenza

  • Measles

  • Mumps

  • Polio

  • Rubella


Find Good Travel Insurance


If you don’t have access to healthcare in the country or countries you plan on visiting, then you need to get travel insurance that covers the types of activities you plan on doing. Insurance is a must; if you were to require medical attention, medical insurance will cover the costs and make the process less stressful.


Check for Visas


Visas can be complicated from place to place. Some might issue visas at the border, others might need someone to sponsor you before you receive one. Always check in advance in case the visa process is more lengthy than normal. You will need a visa when visiting:


  • Afghanistan

  • Australia

  • Cambodia

  • Canada

  • Thailand

  • Vietnam


Pay for Travel and Accommodation in Advance


By paying for flights and accommodation in advance, you can do two things: one, get a great deal, and two, pay off those costs before you ever set foot on your flight. This way the only costs you incur when traveling are those on a day-to-day basis.


When You Travel


For the actual traveling experience, the best way to minimize costs is to:


  • Eat at markets or make food

  • Choose experiences over possessions

  • Use public transportation or buses


Splurging is fine when your trip is short, but you want your funds to last you as much as possible. You also want a portion of your travel budget to remain untouched, so you have emergency money on hand.

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