Stages of Planning a Budget Trip
If you've been following our blog over the last few months, then you know we are about to embark on our first ever extended trip. Let's take a look back at the rocky process of planning a trip abroad:
Big trips usually start with a dream and, in our case, a little alcohol. We usually decide on our brightest ideas when we're a little tipsy and feel like we can conquer the world. Regardless of when the trip becomes an idea, it always looks a little like this.
When you start planning, it feels like the world is your oyster. You feel like you can visit every possible city and country and tourist attraction.
Then, the world starts to hit you in the face and you realize that you can only take 10 days off of work.
You start booking flights and hostels/hotels and quickly notice that you have no money.
In an effort to travel cheaper, you book the cheapest flight you can find. And then realize that it's so cheap because it's in the middle of winter, not prime tourist season.
Despite that, you begin to get really excited about all of the fun (free!) things to do in your city of choice.
You start packing and realize that in order to comply with carry-on limits, you need to seriously reconsider your packing list.
After months or weeks of anxiously waiting, you finally board the plane or hop in your car on the way to your adventure, and you couldn't be happier.