All posts tagged: Money And Travel

Different Ways Of Making Money Travel Blogging

One of the frequently asked questions that travel bloggers come across is how do they make money from blogging, and it is only natural for someone to ask so. I mean travelling is an expensive hobby. You spend a week-long holiday in Goa and you end up bleeding a couple of thousand Rupees, at the very least. So how do full-time travel bloggers keep travelling eternally, without having a permanent source of income, or a day job, rather? Well, the answer is, they make money from their travel blog. If you dedicatedly work on your blog, you eventually start making money out of it. Most bloggers who blog full-time start making money during the first year of their blogging-stint. Though of course, the money generated is often never enough, and most bloggers have to rely on other sources of income (for example, I initially relied on freelancing to make money, and now I have a travel business established in the mountains that contributes to my travel needs — Read: How I Make Money Travel Blogging) there …

Tips On How To Save Money On Travel Accommodation

Looking for tips on how to save money on accommodation and travel on a budget? This article is for you! Often, when people talk about my highlighted budget-travel trips, they mention about my Spiti Valley Road Trip. “You did a road trip in Spiti Valley, for 9 days, in under 5000 rupees? Where the hell did you sleep, man? Outside? Under the stars?” And I reply… yes, that’s where I slept. Though inside a tent, but still outside and under the stars. I save most of my money on traveling because of two reasons: I eat anything, and I sleep anywhere. Though don’t take it literally, but what I am trying to convey is that when I am on a budget trip, I save most of my money by saving on accommodation. I avoid hotels and say no to luxury resorts (unless the trip is sponsored, of course). Moreover, when I barely use the hotel room during the day as I am often out exploring, there is no point in paying 2000 Rupees for a …

How Much It Costs To Travel In Cambodia?

A lot of people, before I travelled Cambodia by myself, proposed that Cambodia is meant for budget backpackers. They would ostentatiously boast about how easy it was for them to survive a day in under USD 20. “But USD 20 a day is not cheap,” I’d say to myself. Sure it’s not too bad, but when back home you’re dealing with a currency which is 70 against a dollar (1 USD ≈ 70 Indian Rupees), it’s inevitable for you to moan a little on a daily 20 dollar bill – especially when you’re addicted to the idea of budget travelling! 10 dollars a day would have sounded better. I mean Cambodia is not a kind of place you would want to go for a luxury holiday. You must be able to travel inside Cambodia on almost no money at all! But managing your accounts can be tricky in Cambodia – for the country has everything seemingly available for a minimum bill of “JUST ONE DOLLAAAAAR” – as Cambodians often quote. A shared ride in Tuktuk – …

Top Money Saving Tips To Travel In Cambodia

Cambodia can be a cheap country to travel, if only you know how to keep a right approach and deal with locals the right way. During my travel, I met a few backpackers who were spending over 50 dollars a day, despite living much lavishly. They had no idea where they’re bleeding money. The problem was, they were Europeans, travelling in one of the poorest economies in Asia, with every local eye being set on their bank account. Travelling does not have to be expensive, particularly not if you’re travelling in a country like Cambodia. I travelled for 20 days here and spent no more than an average of $10 per day (read more about it here). What I did differently? I followed these 7 money saving tips: Negotiate the right price Just like any other Southeast Asian countries, negotiation is a daily affair in Cambodia. Expect literally no one telling you the fair price of a product here – particularly those products that are priced for 1 dollar. For a rule of thumb, remember that …

How Much Money You Need To Travel In Thailand?

Plannning a holiday in Thailand? Find out how much money you need and budget better! My Southeast Asian odyssey is almost about to finish now, and it’s been unreal. I am currently in Cambodia (as I’m writing this article) and so far the entire journey has been bloody generous – in terms of experiences, as well as the expenses. I always harp on about travelling being cheaper than people think and I stand by that. I am sure you can travel pretty much anywhere in the world in under USD 25 (or Indian Rupees 1500) a day, and when it comes to Southeast Asia, be rest assured, you can survive for much cheaper. Speaking of Thailand, however, the country can be expensive or unbelievably inexpensive, as you want it to be. Here you can find super cheap hostels, for less than USD3 a night, and then seemingly right next door you can find a luxurious property charging you a whopping USD10,000 a night. Understand What Kind Of Traveller You Are On a short vacation, you tend …

How To Travel Cheap During A Peak Travel Season

Visiting someplace during a peak travel season? Try not bleeding unnecessary money! Last month when I was returning from my solo bike journey to Spiti Valley, I decided to spend a few nights in the town of Vashisht, near Manali, in Himachal Pradesh. Looking for a guest house, I went to my usual place, where I’d stayed before for at least a dozen times. I liked its peaceful ambience and the location which allowed me to sit almost at the top of the village, overlooking the mountains down below. But as I enquired about the price for a room, out of courtesy, despite being very much familiar to it, I went a little flabbergasted. “No, just one bedroom” I repeated with all innocence, before the caretaker repeated, twice, the exact same figure. “It’s 1,200 Rupees a night, sir”. The same room which I’d earlier – about 3 months ago I think – rented for about 400 Rupees a night, was now available for a whopping 1,200 Rupees. Then I saw a group of teenagers, seemingly from New Delhi, and …

9 Ways To Travel Smarter And Cheaper

Want to travel the world but don’t have enough money? These tried and tested tips will help you travel smarter and cheaper! When I tell people that I’ve been travelling the world since 2015, without having any source of steady income, they ask, without sparing a second, “Then how do you fund your travels? You must be rich.” People think travelling is an expensive hobby. They think it is only possible to travel, and travel regularly if you either earn in an impressive figure, or your father is exceptionally wealthy. In my case, neither were true. Perhaps that’s why, when I’d initially told my friends, two years ago, that I am quitting my job to travel, they couldn’t believe me. A few even asked if I’d won a lottery.  Sure travelling costs money. But if you do it in a budget, you don’t need much of it. For example, three weeks of budget travelling in Cambodia shouldn’t cost more than USD 350. Similarly, a two weeks holiday in Thailand doesn’t cost more than 300 dollars And then travelling cheap …

How To Save Money For Travel: 4 Tips

People often ask me how I make my travel dreams possible. They either assume that my dad supports my travels or that I am independently wealthy. Well, to honestly admit it, I am not independently wealthy; and no, my dad doesn’t contribute anything to my travels. Though you can call me a little lucky, for I’ve been travelling for almost two years now, and without having any steady source of income. But I’ve worked hard for it. Over the years, and especially while I was working, I saved every bit of my income. I later used the same money for the initial years of travelling (and blogging) until my blog started generating revenues! Just like with any business, becoming a digital nomad needs some investment too. Whether you’re into freelance writing, blogging, selling photographs, you need to have some money saved in your bank account so that you can travel for a few months, generate some content, and then sell and make money. So if you’re looking forward to making travelling a full-time career, save some …

How I Afford My Travels

After more than two years of uninterrupted travel, the most common question I still get is: “How do I afford traveling all the time?” Well, here’s my answer… Since 2015, I have been living out of my backpack, while exploring an assortment of new places all over the globe. And it is because of that,  the commonest question I still get is, “how do I afford to travel so much?”. To most of the people, it looks like I am having a blast (which I sure am). But there’s more to it. I’ve worked hard to make this happen. And interestingly, even after two years of full-time travel blogging travelling, I still struggle most of the months in a year to make money from travel blogging. But first things first, here’s how I DON’T fund my travels. My parents, family, and friends don’t give a dime to my globetrotting. And there is no single company sponsoring my ventures. Though I keep finding temporary sponsors, from time to time, I do not have a particular organisation taking care of all my travels. …

How To Mentally Deal With Money And Travel

What’s that one thing that curbs people from travelling? The near-universal answer… Money! I mean, why would anyone want to spend their life sitting in a cubicle or attending boring corporate meetings when they can rather travel and explore the beauty of this world. It is because of money. People think they cannot travel if they don’t have a regular money inflow. Though it’s a different story that most people don’t accept it and end up saying, or perhaps believing, that it is the family responsibilities that is stopping them. And what responsibilities? “Of earning money”; or “of taking care of their family, by earning money”. So believe it or not, it all comes down to money. Because most of us are not aware of the fact that it does not take an overwhelming amount of money to travel. Though of course, travelling is not something that can be done for free, and every aspect of travelling — from booking a hotel to eating the morning breakfast — requires money. But those having some experience in travelling must …