For those traveling on a budget, watching your spending day after day can become a tedious affair. To travel is to experience and when you are watching a world of new experiences pass you by just because they are beyond your price range, it can become disheartening. This is why it is important on your journey to make sure you have some financial reserves that will be used only for those truly special experiences.
Experiences that are once in a lifetime
Maybe your dream is to go ballooning over Bagan in Myanmar, or you plan on taking a helicopter ride over the glaciers in Iceland, whatever your big experience dreams are, saving the extra cash to have that once in a lifetime adventure is almost always worthwhile. There are adventures available in almost every country you visit that will be worth splurging on. Whether it is a 12-course degustation in France, a trip to Disneyland or even attending a friend’s wedding on a tropical island in the Maldives, experience is one of those things in life that you can never replace.
How to splurge on a day that’s right for you
Of course, we’re not saying that throwing money away will always make for a fantastic experience. When you are planning your trip, you need to consider the kind of experiences that are going to make you truly happy. This could mean venturing off on your own for a day to enjoy a shopping spree in Milan or launching yourself off a bridge with only a bungee cord to hold you in New Zealand. These kinds of big experiences are all about personal preference because if you’re going to spend the money, you want your experience to be worth it for you.
A group of friends travelling through Melbourne might enjoy a day at the races during the Australian Spring Racing Carnival, getting dressed in their best and seeking out Victoria Derby tips to pick the big winners on the day. Others might be more inclined to tap into the luxury of Dubai with a weekend away at a 5-star tented camp. When traveling with friends it is important to discuss the kind of big experience that every individual would prefer to spend their money on, so you can choose a group activity that everyone will enjoy.
A refreshing kind of spend
Especially if you have been traveling on a budget for a long time, there is no nicer and more normal feeling than stepping out of the backpacker world and having a day spent as a regular person. Splurge days are great for the middle of a journey where you can break free of the budgeting and really let loose to enjoy yourself. These kinds of days are what prepare you for budgeting through the rest of your journey and allow you to truly experience the heart of some beautiful destinations.
Next time you are planning a vacation, consider a splurge day or two in your budget. For those who like to be prepared, making a list of the kind of experiences you want can be handy to remind yourself that not everything in your journey comes down to the bottom line. You will be amazed at the kind of experiences you can have for just a little bit of extra cash that will turn into treasured travel memories that you can keep for a lifetime.