The most important expenses for me when I travel are tickets for concerts and theater. I would also spend the year's budget in about two weeks to pay for tickets, but then I don't travel for long periods of time (usually 1 to 2 weeks per trip). And yes, I am very fortunate that my travel blog fully funds my trips and I have been doing so for more than five years. This, therefore, is not a guide to how you can travel the world for the least amount of money possible, but rather how travel remains affordable if you choose to stay in nice apartments, splurge on elegant hotels for special occasions, and don't choose the most uncomfortable budget options available.
A less crowded itinerary allows you to travel slowly and save money and sanity as you travel the world. Susie Chau is a sabbatical coach and travel consultant who helps high-performing professionals take a sabbatical year from work to travel. In fact, I make money through this site (as well as with some standalone travel items and royalties from my book), so I work while I travel. That's what travel is all about: you have to have an idea of the moment, the place you've worked so hard to get to and have the good discernment to know that it may be worth paying a little more to make a difference in terms of travel memory.
But how much should you set aside for your trip? “We've tracked the budget and interviewed thousands of travelers about world travel and the answer varies,” says Konrad Waliszewski, founder and CEO of the TripScout travel app. Traveling slowly is also less stressful for you, and I think you also have a responsibility to yourself and your mental health when you travel. It's so addictive to have maximum flexibility and freedom of travel along with the undeniable goodness of regular income, no matter how much digital nomadism changes your trips. Its provider is Allianz, but it is a policy drafted by STA Travel that adapts to its demographic of young travelers.
In some unconventional travel destinations where there are no hostels, you'll rely exclusively on the Airbnb and Couchsurfing networks. Long-term travel in developed countries can be astronomically expensive if you travel the same way you would on a regular vacation.