How to create a travel budget and stick to it, according to someone who's been traveling abroad for over 2 years
- When traveling, creating and maintaining a budget is essential.
- From researching your destinations in advance to using money-tracking apps, there are many tactics that can help you do so.
- Here are seven ways to create and manage your travel budget.
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For more than two years, I've been living and traveling abroad, mostly in Europe. As a digital nomad, I work remotely and tend to switch countries every one to three months.
While many of my expenses are less than what I spent living in my hometown of Los Angeles, having a budget - and sticking to it - is still necessary. It's easy to overspend when you're not in your home country, and no one wants to have to cut a trip short because they've exhausted all their money.Read more: I've been living and traveling in Europe for 2 years - here are 9 things that are cheaper abroad than in the US
So, coming from someone who's made a living working and traveling abroad, here are seven my best budgeting strategies, whether you're on a quick vacation or a long-term visit in another country.