Your International Travel and Dating Budget
When it comes to travel, many people assume that you need to have a lot of money just to make one trip out of the country. Here is where we tell you that you don’t have to be a millionaire to be able to travel. With the emergence of sites offering guides on international travel on a budget, and the growing popularity of international backpacking, the luxury of international travel is available to everyone, whether you are a backpacking college student, or a jet-setter flying first class.
When creating your travel budget, make a list of the things you can do without in your current lifestyle. For example, eating out can be quite expensive once all the costs add up. To cut back on this, you can always buy groceries at the beginning of the week, and make your own meals. This is cheaper and healthier for you in the long run. It’s easy to say that this particular expense won’t make much of a dent in your funds, but if you add up all those minor purchases, then they tend to add up to a significant portion of your budget plan.
Ask yourself, what is the primary reason why you can’t make the trip? The most common reason that people give when stating that they cannot make the decision to travel abroad is that they are unable to afford international travel. While at first, this may seem like a legitimate reason, once you do your needed research, you’ll be able to find that it is quite easy to travel internationally, even on a limited budget. It all depends on which country you decide to make the trip to.
For example, 50 USD a day is enough to live on in Costa Rica. So when picking the location of your international trip, you’ll find that you don’t need to visit extravagant countries like France or Switzerland. Countries like Colombia, the Philippines, and Russia are all great places to travel to while on a budget. And even while the cost of living in these countries are very low, the quality of sights and experiences here are all top notch. These countries would provide the perfect exotic backdrop to your international romance story.
Your Travel Budget
When it comes to budgeting for your international travel and dating, there are several things that you need to keep in mind in order to makes sure that the budget you are allocating is enough for your international travel and dating needs.
The very first thing you need to consider in creating a travel budget is the way you, personally, like to travel. So if you’re the type that likes to stay in fancy hotels and eat in Michelin-starred restaurants, then you need to make sure that your funds are budgeted accordingly to fit this lifestyle. If you’re comfortable staying in budget hotels and eating in local restaurants, then you must be able to budget accordingly for this as well.
If you prefer bringing the women you are wooing out to expensive dates, then you need to make sure that you have enough funds to do this. It would look bad for you to take your date out to a gorgeous, 3-star restaurant, only to ask her to foot the bill when it’s time to pay.
Your Transportation Budget
The biggest and most important aspect of travel that you need to budget for is the cost of the actual travel itself. Whether you’ll be going by plane, boat, or car, this is the first thing you will have to allocate your budget to. After all, you can’t budget for a trip if you can’t get to your destination first.
If your funds are a bit limited, there are dozens of ways to travel internationally while on a budget. You can accumulate flyer miles, make several budget cuts to save up enough to make the trip abroad, or you can even do some odd jobs available in the country you’re planning on visiting. There is no end to the possibilities of paving the way to your international travel.
In addition to airfare, you also need to allocate a budget for your travel when you’re in the country. Whether you’ll be taking a train, a cab, bike, or any mode of transportation used by that country, it’s wise to budget some extra money to accommodate these needs. If you’re really feeling adventurous, and if it’s not too far, then walk! Taking a leisurely walk with a beautiful woman by your side is something that you should experience at least once during your trip.
Your Living Accommodations
The next thing you need to allocate your budget for is your travel accommodations. You’ll need to research places to stay in while at the country you travel to. Make a general plan of how long you’re planning on staying in that country, and you should be able to work out a tentative accommodation and food budget from there.
If you’re tired of staying at hotels, you can use services like Airbnb or VRBO to find accommodations that fit within your travel budget. These accommodations are homes and apartments rented out by locals for a number of days. Since they’re privately owned, you’re sure to find amazing apartments and townhouses at a great deal. As long as you maintain the cleanliness of the places you stay at, and don’t damage anything, you’ll be able to rent for as long as you need the accommodations for. This should cut back on hotel costs, and is also cozier and more comfortable.
When it comes to a food budget, don’t spend all your money on fancy restaurants. You’re in a new country with a whole new culture of food to experience. Don’t opt for familiar and boring fast food places that you can get back home. These tend to be more expensive than local food. Try the foods native to the country you’re visiting, no matter how daunting they may seem. And having your date show you the ropes to her native cuisine would be a great date to remember.
Of course, you need to set aside a budget for whatever activities you plan on doing there. Whether it’s seeing the sights, taking a tour, or shopping, always make a budget for any miscellaneous activities you plan on doing by yourself and with your date. Look up what’s fun to do in the country you’re visiting, and ask your date for opinions on what would be a fun activity to do there.
All in all, when it comes to creating your international travel and dating budget, all you need to keep in mind is how much you have, and the way you like to accommodate yourself when you travel. Once you keep these in mind, you’ll be able to find the right balance of comfort and budget friendly. Make the necessary adjustments to your lifestyle by cutting out the extra expenses you don’t need, and you should have enough saved up for your international travel and dating adventure!
Consider a Romance Tour
Of course, there are alternative options if you’re interested in travelling and dating abroad, but at a bit wary at the idea of making the trip by yourself, you can choose to join a romance tour, which is an international tour organized by an agency where you can travel abroad to exotic locations with a group of other men, and meet a large number of local women.
As long as you register with a reputable company, your accommodations and expenses will be quite affordable, and costs significantly less than a solo international trip. You also have the added benefit of meeting hundreds of women who are interested in meeting you.
No matter your plan for your international travel, as long as you do the necessary research, and prepare accordingly, you should be able to go on the trip you’ve always wanted, and meet the exotic foreign woman of your dreams.
What do you think are some good international travel and dating budget tips? Do you have any suggestions to making your trip more budget friendly? Let us know in the comments below how you think you should prepare for your international travel and dating adventure!