Top Tips For The Nervous Traveller

Whether it’s soaking up the glory of the Colosseum in Rome or taking one of the many soft lit river cruises through the vibrant and colourful cities, travelling across the world is many a backpacker’s dream. However, taking into account the vast scale of desired locations and the unknown cost can leave even the most experienced of travellers with a nervous flutter in their chest. As much as slinging a few possessions on your back and leaving for the nearest train can seem the more invigorating option, for a nervous traveller this may not be the most feasible. Here are some tips on how to make the whole experience a little less daunting and a little more exciting.

Plan Your Route

Whether you are flying, inter-railing or coaching from country to country it’s more cost-effective and wise to know where you’re heading. If you want to hit seven countries, you will want to know which is closest and farthest from your return destination. You can either fly to the furthest and work your way back, or you work your way out and fly back. Either way, you don’t want to be zigzagging all the way across the map. Once you have the desired route, you can book and plan all your connecting travel, so you are working to a timetable.  This will ensure you are able to achieve all the activities and destinations you have planned in your given travel time period and mean you do not have to budget for travel while away and can, therefore, carry a lot less money on your person.



Book In Advance

In each destination there will be activities you want to do, landmarks you want to see and excursions you’d like to go on. Also, whether you are braving the winter vacation, or craving the sun, you will need somewhere to stay at night. As much as you will need to budget for the entire trip before you start booking and planning, booking in advance helps to cut down the “on the trip” budgeting as most things will be pre-payed for. Often, if you pre-book activities and hotels it actually tends to be cheaper rather than when paying on the day – which means more money for food and essentials.  

Budget Daily For Food And Water In Specific Currency

Depending on where you choose to travel, you may find you encounter different currencies across your trip. This means things may be cheaper or more expensive from country to country depending on the exchange rate.  Budgeting daily for food and water considering the exchange rate will help your budget to be more realistic and accurate. There are three main things you do not what to be without when travelling: water, food and shelter, so make sure you take budgeting and booking hostels or hotels very seriously.

If you are a nervous traveller, making sure you have everything planned for and organised can help to feel a little more relaxed and be in the moment. If you are going travelling be sure to stay safe, and have an amazing time.

How to Get money Together For Travelling

Everyone wants to go travelling but paying for accommodation, flights and trains, and all the food you are going to eat, can be expensive. Travelling shouldn’t be exclusive to those who belong to high income families, although it often helps! Here are some ideas of  how you can get some money together so you can go travelling, go on great adventures, and meet some amazing people. Be prepared to start hustling, and give it all you’ve got. Here’s how you can get some money together in order to explore the world.

Sell Old Stuff

This doesn’t even have to be old stuff. Do you have soe shoes you never wear, and old prom dress, or even some sports gear from an activity you never took up? All of these things can be sold second hand on sites like ebay, or even on amazon. Selling things on yourself can be a little bit more effort, as you have to think about how much the item weighs, and about post and packaging. This could change how much profit you make, but everall you should be making money! It’s even worth selling old toys or any antique things lying about the house if you have any, sometimes you can get a surprisingly good price for this stuff.

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Take Out Loans

If you want to travel to other continents, across the world, or spend a long time traveling, you’re going to need a lot more money. But, what are secured loans? This is where you use your house to take out a loan, as well as your mortgage. Taking out larger loans is always an option, and can work for you even if you have a bad credit score. If selling your old stuff just isn’t going to make you enough money, and you’re planning on going away very soon, this might work for you. You can borrow smaller loans from £1000 to much larger amounts. Whatever you’re planning on doing, and wherever you planning on going, loans like these could help you travel.

Live With Your Parents and Work Overtime

This is an option any young people choose when they decide they want to travel. Many people live with their families and work two or three jobs, and all the hours they can fit in. This is exhausting and a lot of hard work, but any people think that it is worth it. This is presuming you don’t have to pay rent while at home! In which case it might take you a bit longer to accumulate enough money. This is probably the most guaranteed way to make money, and if done so while you’re still a student and you’re not taxed, could really work for you.

Travelling is fun, helps you discover yourself, and broadens your horizons in so many ways. These are some ideas of how to get some money together in order to go do it yourself. Get creative with your ideas, and try lots of different ways, or different jobs, that could help you achieve your goal.