December 15, 2011

Budgeting and RTW Travel

When talking with someone for the first time about our RTW trip, people are usually fascinated.  “What was your favorite city?  Country?  Experience?  Did you feel safe?  What was the view towards Americans?”  All are questions we get from people who are intrigued about what we did.  It doesn’t take long; however, for the topic of money to come up.  Sometimes people are afraid to ask, but what the thing that the vast majority of people really want to know is, “How much does it cost to travel the world for a year?”

BootsnAll recently published an article about The Real Costs of Round the World Travel. The author (me) broke down his trip and also interviewed 10 other travelers who have been on extended trips. Everyone was forthright and generous with what they spent, and there are exact numbers from all 11 trips.

It’s interesting to see what people spend, how they spent it, and it really goes to show how differently everyone travels. Budgets ranged from $36/day for one person to $116/day for one person, and the rest fell everywhere in between. If the comments are any indication, people are split on whether or not these numbers are inspirational or scary, proving yet again how different and unique everyone’s trips are. Since there were so many interesting comments and travelers were weighing in left and right, in the comments and on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, we have decided to do a follow up article with even more real-life budgets. So if you are one of these people, be sure to comment below and we’ll get in touch.

BootsnAll has a very extensive round the world planning section. If you are looking to check out more information on the costs of RTW travel or tips and advice for saving money for a round the world trip, be sure to head on over to our sister site for all types of information for your extended trip.

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