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That’s what you all came here for, right?
Hello, and welcome to my How-to-Travel guide,
budgets edition, part 1.
Yes, now budgets and money and travel is a huge topic.
So I’ve spilt out my How-to-Travel guide into three different budget sections.
Yes, three of them.
So first section will cover pre-trip
and how much you’ll need for your trip.
The second episode will cover up saving up for travel
and will give you 1, 2 tips and advice how you can save money
to put towards travel.
And the third episode of our budgets edition
will cover spending wisely on the road.
Budgets: Part #1 How Much Will You Need?
Now when dealing with travel,
it’s easier to think of it in smaller chuncks,
and not like this big overwhelming amount.
因为听到一次旅行需要3000 5000 8000美金等数字时
Because if you’re anything like me when you hear the number,
3,000, 5,000, 8,000 dollars for a trip,
你会觉得 天哪 我……
you kind of go, oh my gosh, I…
there is no way I have that kind of money,
there is no way I can possibly travel.
Well, you do. You just might not have it at this exact moment,
but that doesn’t mean you won’t ever have that kind of money.
So if you are planning a trip,
that would cost approximately 3,000 US dollars
that you wish to take next year.
That’s only 58 dollars a week, US, that you need to put aside.
Everyone can cut 58 dollars a week out of their budget,
I guarantee you.
That 3,000 dollars US, you will have saved up at the end of the year,
will get you a two-week vacation almost anywhere in the world.
So first we are going to cover how much exactly you’ll need.
Obviously there is a variety of factors here.
So kind of figure out which ones are more suitable to you and your trip.
So how much are we gonna need?
It’s time to take out your notebook.
So the first thing we’re going to do
is we are going to break down our biggest cost involved in our trip.
So these will be our airfare, our accommodation
and any tours that we are going to take.
And we are putting our biggest expenses first,
which 90 percent of the time will be our airfare.
The more time you have to research your flights,
the better deals you’re probably going to get.
So one of your biggest tools that you should be using
is an airline flight comparison, umm, engine.
These are things like Kayak or Skyscanner,
even Expedia or Travelocity,
or any of those that compare a bunch of different airline rates
and a lot of these engines have an option
where you can watch your set flight.
So try and get a whole bunch of different rates,
go to your local flight agent,
they can get you an even better deal than online sometimes.
Generally though, try not to book a large international flight
less than 2-3 weeks before your trip.
Those ones you kind of want to give a little bit more leeway for,
because the prices go way up,
umm…when it gets closer.
And if you’re concerned about budgets,
the earlier you can book your trip the better,
bacause you can get that cost of your flight away and done with.
If you are a frequent traveler, and I’m talking about,
if you take a plane trip at least once every 2-3 month,
then you kind of fall under this umbrella of frequent travelers,
in which case it is worthwhile to get an airline loyalty card
and try and stick with the same alliance of airlines.
There is really just two, Star Alliance or Oneworld.
So try to pick one of them
and join in an airline loyalty program’s card,
for one of those like conglomerate airline alliances.
So then you would just generally fly in there,
and you can rank points and get free flight.
There is also this magical thing called a round-the-world ticket,
it really is magical guys.
A round-world ticket is exactly what it sounds like,
it is a round world ticket.
So if you are planning a longer trip,
but I’m saying to really like get value of it,
you need to be traveling for minimum three,
generally six months or more to book this kind of ticket.
Because they are very pricey,
I’m talking like a couple thousand dollars.
But you…you start on one location
and depending on the exact like ticket,
在你旅行的3个月 6个月 甚至一年中
you can fly to multiple destinations
over a period of this three to six to one year.
So it lets you do a bunch of different stops all technically in one ticket,
so you get a much better deal from the airline carriers,
umm…by purchasing this.
Sometimes it’s also worth looking at low cost carriers
or other means of transportations,
such as buses or trains to get to your destination.
So do you remember that list of countries we made
a couple previous episodes ago?
Yeah. So each country you visit
would have a different rate of how much their dollar is worth against your dollar.
比如 如果你是一名美国游客 使用美元
For example, if you are a US traveler with US dollars,
and you are going to the UK,
so you’re going to be changing your US dallors into British pounds sterling,
you are going to get a lot less for the same amount of money
than say if you took that exact same amount of US dallors,
and you went to a country where their currency is not as strong,
such as Thailand and you change it into Thai Baht.
So in Thailand you…that same amount will strech out way farther
and you can travel for a lot longer than if you traveled to the UK
where your money will not stretch out as far.
So going to a notoriously expensive countries
比如挪威 瑞典 英国
such as Norway, Sweden, the UK,
Switzerland, Australia or Brazil,
your currency, unless you’re one of those ones,
你不会兑换到很多钱 同样的钱 你兑换到的会更少
will not go as far, you will get less for the same amount of money,
and you will not be able to travel for as long
than if you went to a more developing country,
or country with a weaker currency than the one that you’re going to.
Now I’m not saying that you shouldn’t travel to a country with a stronger currency,
but it’s just something to keep in mind when you are budgeting.
Yes, so play around with currencies and really figure out how much your money
is going to get you in the country that you are wishing to visit.
I will be covering this a…more in depth in a separate video,
but accommodations will generally be your second largest cost when traveling.
So if you’re trying to be a budget savvy,
try and stay at hostels or B&Bs,
try…if you are going for longer period of time, try to rent a place.
There is couchsurfing where you stand strangers’ couches.
There is staying with friends.
Do you know how much money you can save if you stay with friends?
Assuming you’ve got friends in country.
Even if you don’t really like that friends,
你只要说 “哟 嘿 我要去你那个国家
you just be like “Yo, hey, I’m just coming to your country,
我能住你那吗” “好 可以” 等等之类的
may I stay with you.””Yes, cool”, whatever.
Umm…do it, because you will save a lot of money.
What I’m trying to say is that
you don’t always have to default to hotels when you travel.
There are a lot of other options.
But then again of course if you really want to stay at hotels,
那你就想办法去住 如果你有钱 可以把它纳入预算
by all means do that, if you have the money and you can budget it in.
去住酒店 因为有很多非常漂亮 豪华
Do it, because there are some very beautiful, luxurious,
relaxing hotels and they can make your trip for you.
But I just want you know that if you are a budget,
I will probably stay clear.
Because they will eat up your budget very quickly.
What to do and see, so activities and tours.
These will be your third issue biggest cost.
Well, the point of travel is to go out
and see things and travel. Is it not?
I just really hate seeing people
他们去那些美丽 偏远 充满异国情调的地方旅行
who are traveling to these beautiful, remote, exotic locations,
and they can’t do anything, they can’t do the activities,
or go see something, because they didn’t budget it in.
Umm, their trip enough, they made the mistake of not budgeting it in.
So make sure that when you’re traveling,
you write down a list of your top destinations,
the top things you want to see,
find out how much they cost
and put that in your budget as a must-do.
Because near the end of the trip, I guarantee you,
this will happen to you,
you will end up feeling really tight on money,
and if your big items and your top things you want to see
are near the end of your trip,
I would hate it if you had to miss out on that
because you just simply didn’t have the money
that you spend on other things later on the tour.
So you can spend as little or a lot on food.
The best part of this section of your budget
is that it is the most flexible
and you can adjust it while on the road.
So a good rule of thumb that I like to follow in my food budget while traveling
is the rule of thirds, thirds.
So a third of the food that I’m going to eat on my trip
都是简单 快捷 便宜
is going to be simple, quick, cheap,
而且当我住在招待所 酒店 家庭旅馆的时候
and I will generally cook it myself or prepare it myself
in the hostel, or in my hotel room or B&B, whatever.
Breakfast, sandwiches, done.
So another third is going to be quick,
同样很简单 在街边的 像小吃这种
again simple, on the go, kind of snacks.
These are things that you pick up at like a sandwich shop
or cafe or just a fast food item,
just something really simple and something pretty cheap,
nothing too fancy.
And then the last third of the food that I’m going to eat while traveling
is going to be the sit-down restaurant,
the local cuisine.
The…the…trying the different flavors of the country that you’re visiting,
because you’re traveling.
Obviously you want to try the amazing food in the country that you’re visiting.
I really enjoy the rule of thirds,
because it allows you to save money
while you do travel for longer periods of time
and it also allows you to have that third budgeted in,
so that you can enjoy the food of the places that you’re traveling to.
Because I would hate for you to miss out all the amazing cuisines
that are…when you travel and visit places.
买东西 耶 购物！哦吼！
Buying things, yeah, shopping! Whoo!
Again, this can be as little or as much as you want to spend.
I’m usually not a big shopper when it comes to travel,
but some people really enjoy shopping in other countries.
So this will vary depending on what type person you are.
So know that, know what type of shopper you are.
If you’re a shopper, make sure you allow money to shop,
and if you aren’t,
then may be just a bit of money for some souvenirs,
’cause everybody always has to get some souvenirs.
Again, I will be covering this in another video, more in depth.
But think about the different types and methods of transportation
that you will need on your trip.
Are you gonna be taking a bus,
are you taking a ferry, a train,
more intercity or intercountry,
continental, whatever, flights.
Are you…will…will any of these be required in your travels?
If they are,
try and see if you can research the prices for them beforehead.
You don’t have to book them right away,
but know approximately how much they’re going to cost you
and write that down into your budget.
And finally, pre-trip costs.
Now this is something that a lot of people
tend to forget about until literally right for the trip.
So these include things like visas,
travelers’ insurance, medical insurance,
umm, vaccines and shots.
If you’re going to an…a remote destination,
these can cost several hundred dollars, very expensive.
Umm, backpacks and luggage.
You might not have the exact luggage needed for the trip
that you’re going to take,
as well as little things like summer dresses or a new bikini,
just saying. Expenses add up to a lot.
So make sure that you have that budgeted in to your travel.
So you’re not suddenly forking over hundreds of dollars
right before you go on a trip
你会觉得 噢 天哪 发生了什么
and being like, oh my gosh, what is happening.
Alright, so that’s the end of this video.
I hope you guys have got some really good tips and some advice
on how you can try and sort out a budget
for the trip that you are going to take.
Yeah, and umm, next week,
I will be talking about all the different ways that you can save money.
So getting a whole bunch tips
on how you can save up for this trip and budget that.
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Hello guys, welcome back to my How-to-Travel series,
basically my web series where I give you a step-by-step guide
on how to plan your own trip or travels.
So this is a part two of my last week’s video
which was the travel style’s video.
If you haven’t seen it, click here.
Alright, I’m assuming that we’ve all seen it now.
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