Money is one of the biggest factors for travelling. You obviously need money to afford everything on your trip. I always make a budget but in the end, I always end up spending more. Like Leonard Snart from The Flash says “Make the plan. Execute the plan. Expect the plan to go off the rails. Throw away the plan.”
Experience helps to improve my budgeting. Here are some of my tips on keeping the balance between an epic trip and staying on budget.
#1. Make a realistic budget
There’s no point making a budget if it’s not realistic. If your trip is 7 days in Paris, your budget should consider the days you’re in Paris and the cost of things in Paris. This includes doing your research on how much the travel passes, average prices on the restaurants you’re planning to eat in, tickets to the museums or activities you’re planning to go to etc. Also, consider adding extra for spontaneous and unexpected things. I’ve been to a lot of situations where I find something awesome and spend on things that I didn’t take into account on my budget.