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Money, money, money

When we tell people about our travel plans, the most favorite question seems to be where we got all the money from. Well, I would be lying if I said a round-the-world trip is just a little more expensive than going on vacation. But it`s definitely not as expensive as most of us think!

Money (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)Depending on how long you`re traveling, which countries you are planning to visit and how comfortable your accommodation needs to be you can calculate a few thousands up to a few ten thousand Euros. As we are planning to come around as backpackers most of the time our travel budget will be somewhere between 5.000 and 10.000 Euro per person. The budget includes the round-the-world tickets, visa and tourist cards, overnights stays in hostels and cheap hotels, food, transportation by motorcycle, rental car or bus and a few specials we will not yet tell you about to keep it more exciting 8O

So if you would like to travel around the world but the money is your reason to stay at home, there are some tips I got for you to beat down the price:

  • Search the Internet for other kind of tickets, e. g. RTW tickets with a fixed route or fixed dates are cheaper than individual ones
  • Living one week in cheap countries (Asia…) can be as expensive as living in other countries for just one day. Check out the list on worldtrip.de to get an overview of daily budgets
  • If you don`t mind earn the money you need ON your trip Work and Travel could be a possibility

Last but not least: Where there`s a will, there`s a way! If you really, really want to do it, nothing will hold you back. And if you don`t…you know, then you`ll always find excuses like you don`t have the money…

- Bernd -