There are many blog posts on money saving habits for affording travel and they all have some good ideas – things like forgoing Starbucks, sticking to cheap wine, packing lunches, putting loose change in a jar, etc. And those are all valid and important considerations, for sure.
But here’s the dirty little secret, the thing they forget to mention:
None of that matters if you don’t remember every singleB dayB what you’re saving for.
Because life will always get in your way. Something will always crop up or seem important or valid or relevant in that given moment.
So you wanna know what to do? What I think is the single best tip for saving money to travel?
Plan it out. PLAN. IT. OUT.
Plan out every excruciating detail. Think about it, dream about it, journal it. Google everything and anything. Make lists. Choose restaurants. Think of it as a bucket list for each destination. What do you want to do, see, taste, experience, try while you’re there? Make a Pinterest board and get after it.