How I afford to travel ✈️🌍

How I afford to travel ✈️🌍

In my opinion everyone (who has a valid passport and the passion) can travel…

…and in this blogpost I will explain you how I do it and how you can do it as well: I live in Germany and the next airport is half an hour by car away from my home, i have an valid German passport, I love to meet new people and I am curious to learn more about the world I live in. These things are obviously the best requirement for my passion to travel. I know, that you would not read this post if you would not share at least one out of these things with me 😉 so I will start now with my first tip for you:

1. Make traveling your priority

Often people, that i know, come to me and ask me how it is possible to travel that often and I always reply them, that traveling is my passion. Each of us has something that he/she prioritizes and spends the most of his money on. But if you really want to travel more often, you have to make adjustments to your spending habits in order to afford your upcoming trip.

2. Save every penny

I usually start to save my money 2-3 months before my trip. And by that I mean that I make a plan and write down how much I want to have for my adventure/how much I might need. Normally I am not a good saver when it comes to money but in terms of saving for travels I am very accurate.

3. Book by yourself

I know that this can be a bit overwhelming at first for someone who never booked anything on his own. But trust me, it is worth it! Travel agencies may have also good prices and you can always inform yourself at your nearest agency first, before checking the prices on websites like booking.com (not sponsored) for example. That is up to you! I just made the experience that I always get the cheapest prices when I book by myself.

4. Book the flight first

The most important question you have to ask before planning your trip is: How do i get to my destination. Often flights are required to reach your destination, so you better should get a cheap flight in order to get a cheap trip. I recommend booking it on the website of the airline, rather than booking it on websites who compare prices.

5. Fly only with hand luaggage

Whenever i go on a one week itinerary i just fly with hand luggage. Not only does this bring you a cheaper price on your flight but also does this prevent you from overpacking, because you are then limited in space.

6. Try staying in a hostel

For me hostels have been my key to the world. I love to meet new people from around the world and i don’t mind sharing my room during a trip, because I barely stay in that room. I am rather exploring the country and all it sights than staying hours at the place I booked for sleeping. And even if you are not the type who likes to share a room with strangers, most hostels offer also bedrooms for two or even just one person (this is of course more expensive than sharing a room with more people, but might be also cheaper than staying in an actual hotel).

7. Try getting in contact with locals

On every trip I met a local, I saved tons of money! I usually meet them in bars, restaurants, on the street or I get in contact with them in advance through apps like Couchsurfing (again not sponsored). Locals know the best (and cheapest) places in their region and can function for you as your personal travel guide. If you are lucky to become friend with a local during your trip, you might get the best trip ever!

Me and my friend on our last trip to Jordan

8. Try traveling alone or in a small group

This might sound contra productive, cause’ we all know that if you are more people, you can split the amount of costs through more, right? Not always…. if you are more people on a trip then there are obviously more different opinions on what to do, where to go and where/what to eat. The more you are, the more likely you might be over voted by your friends on different topics. For example, the majority of your travel buddies likes to visit a football stadium, whereas you would rather save on that and spend your money on something that you are interested in. It is likely that you step back and go with them, to keep the peace and because you came on the trip TOGETHER, so you should do everything TOGETHER…

9. Don’t buy a lot of souvenirs

Yep, I know. This one is also pretty hard for me every time I travel, but this point actually saves you again a lot of money. Often tourists got fouled by shop owners, because you don’t know the prices and you tend to spend more money on holidays than as you would normally. So reduce your souvenir shopping on your next trip and take pictures as memories instead. 🙂

10. Don’t forget to enjoy your trip

Now that I gave you a lot of information about saving during your trip, you should not forget about enjoying it. Not spending a ton of money doesn’t have to mean, that you can’t have fun and relaxation during your trip. I don’t tell you to be stingy on yourself. I just advise you to spend your money wisely. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this blogpost and found it helpful! Please let me know if you know any more tipps on saving for/on a trip.

See you soon,

Caro

Iceland Adventure

Iceland Adventure

Click here : www.youtube.com/watch to follow us around Iceland and it’s fascinating and unique nature!

We stayed in Iceland for a bit more than one week and where able to see some stunning landscapes and waterfalls. We swam in the blue lagoon, a famous, natural hot tub and we went to see the pride parade that took place while we where there in Reykjavik. We really enjoyed our time in this beautiful country.

Iceland is definitely worth a visit! 🇮🇸👍🏻

Short Jerusalem Travel Guide

Short Jerusalem Travel Guide

Hey-ho everyone,

It was my first time in Jerusalem. We stayed here for 4 days and we could have seen much more, but we were simply not in the mood to rush through all the touristy places in such a short time. If you really want to see a lot of Jerusalem you need at least one week.

But we can still say, that we got a good first overview and impression of Jerusalem because we were lucky to meet a local on our first day who showed us around. (If you read this Seev, I want to thank you again for your kindness 🙂 )

Here are the things I recommend to see and do in and around Jerusalem:

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20 things you should do in your 20´s

20 things you should do in your 20´s

Hey there!

The 20´s can be the most exiting years of your entire life. You are old enough to decide things on your own and young enough to do whatever you want. These are also your “selfish years” because you can focus completely on you and your career. Later in life things like that might be more complicated because you might have a family and children to take care of. So go girl and use that years wisely!

I´ll show you my list of 20 things now that you should consider to do in your 20´s.

  1. learn a new language
  2. live abroad
  3. get a job you like
  4. play an instrument/ find a hobby
  5. donate blood
  6. learn to surf (or any new kind of sport you never tried before)
  7. learn to cook a proper meal
  8. own a pet
  9. volunteer/ do charity work
  10. dye your hair
  11. go on a roadtrip
  12. travel solo
  13. make a good friend
  14. build something
  15. make your driver license
  16. buy a car
  17. organize a meeting of your old classmates
  18. go to a concert
  19. ask for a pay rise
  20. fall in love

Would you add or leave something? Do you already achieved some of these things? Let me now in the comments 🙂