How to Stay Financially Stable During Long-Term Travel?

If you're anything like me, you've probably fantasized about the day you can finally hit the
road on a long-term trip and leave your expensive Earthly possessions behind. But then
reality sets in — figuring out how to make ends meet.


If you're anything like me, you've probably fantasized about the day you can finally hit the

road on a long-term trip and leave your expensive Earthly possessions behind. But then

reality sets in — figuring out how to make ends meet.


Luckily there are many ways to do so, both before and during your travels. In this post, we'll

teach you eight places where "saving money" is another way to say "having fun!"

Many people think planning a long trip means signing up for life on the poverty line, but it

doesn't have to be that way. With a little planning and the right attitude, you can live

comfortably wherever you go.


Save on Accommodations


There are tons of great reasons to travel – and one of them is getting to live in different

places without having to pay rent. When you're backpacking, staying with locals is the

cheapest way to go – in every sense. Couchsurfing and hostels are two cheap

accommodation options that allow you to stay with locals instead of in impersonal hotels.


Travel in groups


Traveling in groups and staying in group hostels are also ways to save money on

accommodations. Group hostels allow you to stay with locals for less than one-third the cost

of a dorm bed in a hotel. Traveling with a group can also help you to meet and make friends

with like-minded travelers.


Save on Food


When you're packing up your gear, make sure you pack food that will last for the entire trip.

Planning meals is key to saving money on food expenses if you eat out daily. It's not

uncommon for backpackers spending 5 days on the road to spend $25-50 per day eating


When drinking coffee and tea, try to make it home or buy it. It's cheaper than buying a cup of

coffee in a coffee shop. And when you're making your own food, prepackaged lunch meats

are an easy way to save money on sandwiches.


Don't forget about snacks, too – pre packaged trail mix can be a cheap way to get a quick

energy boost between meals and are great for grabbing on the go. Prepackaged nuts such

as peanuts, almonds, and cashews can also be bought cheaply in bulk and kept in your

pocket for when hunger strikes.


Don't buy bottled water unless you're determined to avoid paying for water. Contrary to

popular belief, drinking tap water is just as safe and healthy for you. You can also buy

inexpensive drinking bags that filter out the chlorine in tap water.

Save on Housing


When you're traveling, it's easy to forget about paying rent or finding a place to stay – and

That doesn't need to be the case. If you plan ahead, it's possible to find free or cheap places

to stay even when you're backpacking around the world. Couchsurfing is a way of meeting

locals while staying with them, which in many cases can be much cheaper than staying in

hotels or hostels.


If you're staying in a hostel, look for group-friendly lodgings. Group hostels offer dorms at

one-third the cost of a regular hostel. For this reason, they are more common in Europe than

in other parts of the world.


Some Couchsurfing hosts will even invite you to travel with them. This is great for long-term

travel because it means you can see the country while staying in a free place.


House sitting is one of my favorite ways of traveling while saving money on

accommodation. You can find house sitting jobs worldwide – and pay to stay by cleaning and

caring for someone else's property. Some houses even come with free food! You can also

look for housing in places off the beaten path.


Another option is looking for a place to stay with people who also want to travel. This is

another way of staying in unique parts of a city or town that you might not otherwise discover

– and perhaps even learning something from your new friends.


When you're traveling long-term, you need a place to stay that is free or cheap, interesting,

and safe. Couchsurfing is one of the best ways to fulfil all three criteria. I've been

Couchsurfing since I was 17, and I'll never return to hotels again.


Save on Transportation


Many travelers will tell you that the best way to save money on transportation is to walk

everywhere and use public transportation whenever possible. While this may be true for

Some travelers, car-free travel isn't for everyone. Many backpackers find that hitchhiking and

renting a car afford them more flexibility in exploring a country than using public

transportation alone.

I've found that carless travel is a great option for long-term travel, especially if you plan on

traveling to more remote locations. I hitchhiked more than 10,000 miles over three trips –

and it was one of the highlights of my trips!

If you're not used to traveling by public transportation, it can be a good way to get

comfortable with it. I know many people who have started their travels using the public

transportation system in their home country. Keep in mind that not all public transportation

systems are created equal, however – so be sure to research what kind of service is

available before assuming you'll have no options for transit in certain parts of the world.

Save on Tour guide

If you are on tour from out of your country, you take the Alcatraz tour, a prison island

famous for its most secure prison. You have to take a boat to Alcatraz island, and there are


so many tour guides who will offer you a paid audio guide and other stuff, so we suggest you

just research it on google or buy a guidebook instead of taking a guide guy, which is more



Save on extra expenses.


There are many ways we can save money on our trip and some of the expenses that are

very common on a trip. For example, we can save money on entrance fees or charges for

things such as souvenirs or drinks. In addition, it is also important to keep track of the

amount that you spend. By keeping track, you can be more aware of how much money you

are spending, and you will be aware of what is going over your budget. If you know that you

are spending $15 more than your budget, you will be more careful to cut down expenditures

in this category. if you are visiting the grand canyon, which is famous for 250 million-year-old

rock strata lying back-to-back with 1.2 billion-year-old rocks, many tour agencies can offer

you to take a Grand Canyon Helicopter tour, but if you are low on budget, then you take a

bus tour to experience the canyon


Save on Laundry


Backpacking across different countries can be a big hassle. But if you wash your clothes

before you leave, you won't have to worry about packing enough laundry bags for the entire

trip. This can save you a lot of money when packing up extra items you don't need to carry

with you.


When I travel, I always try to hang my clothing out to dry as soon as possible. If you don't

have time to air dry your clothing, you can always use a clothing line. This will help save

some extra money on drying your clothes over an electric dryer.

Ways to save money while traveling abroad:




This is a list of ways to save money while traveling abroad. There are many other ways that

you can look at it when you are traveling. A good itinerary can help you plan your trip better

and have more chances to save more money. If you have any other useful tips or tricks,

Please let us know in the comments below!