This might not be the first thing you want to read but there’s no point in dressing it up or trying to kid anybody; long term budget traveling can be difficult and long term budget travel even more so.
It definitely isn’t like some Instagrammers or so called ‘experts’ would lead you to believe; everyday is not an adventure. However if you can get through the hard times, then it can be the most fulfilling, life changing experience you can have.
The harsh truth is not everybody can cope with it. Since I started budget traveling in 2010 on tighter than tight of budgets I’ve had my downs, made so many mistakes, bad decisions, fuck ups, had down days.
I’ve been emotionally drained, wanted to quit (in fact I did for a short time) but I’ve learned, adapted and evolved to travel smart and picked up copious amount tricks along the way which I want to pass on to you to make your journey easier and show you what to expect.
You may be looking to go on your first shoestring budget trip, you might already be a budget traveler who finds it hard to stick to your budget (we’ve all been there) or you might just need some advice and insights into budget travel. Whatever it is you’re in the right place