Tips for Managing Your Money While Traveling

Keep an Eye on Your Budget

It’s easy to lose track of what you’re spending – especially when you are traveling. You will have made an estimated budget before you leave, but the cost of day to day expenses like food, drinks, activities and more can really start to add up if you aren’t paying attention. It’s important to check on what you’re spending every week or two just to make sure that you’re still on track. You can do that by looking back through your credit card purchases and banking statement.

For example, you might notice that you’ve gotten in the habit of staying in party hostels and having drinks several nights of the week. This can be fun in moderation, but it can end up eating into your travel budget pretty quickly. You might want to adjust your habits and spend a few quieter nights, so you’ll have more money left over for other activities and attractions on your travels.

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The Most Common Scams from Around the World

There’s nothing like traversing the world and exploring new countries and cultures, but sometimes the experience is spoiled by dishonorable people preying on uninformed travelers. If you make an effort to learn about the classic scams, you’re unlikely to fall victim to them and can just enjoy the positive side of your trip. To help, here’s a list of common scams around the world for you to get acquainted with.

How to Make Friends During Your Trip

One of the biggest fears of people who want to embark on a solo trip is being alone. They think meeting new people will be a struggle, and if they can’t find a partner to travel with, they just cancel or postpone their adventure. The truth is that with a little bit of planning and initiative, it’s actually harder to be alone than you think. The travel community is extremely welcoming and one doesn’t need to try hard to be part of it.

This Is the Fastest Way to Get through Customs

No one enjoys lines, and custom lines are some of the worst. The hundreds of confused flyers with paperwork in hand is daunting, but what if I told you that you can bypass that line for free – without paying for Global Entry? Whether you travel internationally 30 times a year or once a year, you’ll love the app. The Mobile Passport Control app speeds up the process of filling out and processing your U.S. immigration paperwork. This little-known app gets you your own line, away from the crowds, and lets you get to baggage claim that much quicker – likely before your baggage!