How much money is enough to travel long term? What should your daily budget be? How much does things cost in Asia and Africa? We managed to travel for 18 months spending just $30 per day for us two! Check out our comprehensive guide to find out more about planning your budget, saving money, managing money during travel and read our 16 Money Saving Tips for Long Term Travel.
We've been travelling for almost 18 months now and we've certainly gotten used to living out of a backpack. There are a million 'packing checklists' or 'travel must-haves' out there, so we decided to share with you the things we learnt over time and things we discovered by trying (sometimes succeeding and sometimes failing!). Our Travel Resources page has been created to help you get ready for any travels you're dreaming of and in this post we would love to share with you all that we know about packing for long term travels.
Planning your long term travel on a budget is an excitingly daunting task! There are so many things to consider in order to come up with your perfect trip. In this post we have put together some information that will help you to plan a more thoughtful and ultimately more enjoyable long term trip, based on the things you like doing.
Thinking about making the journey from Addis Ababa to Nairobi to Mombasa on public transport?
The journey is long - really LONG! We spent 4 pretty tough days on the buses and trains and tried to document everything that happened along way. Follow us as we give you an up to date recount of the path we took.
'I woke up with sore chest. I looked under my t-shirt and the little red mark I first noticed two days ago, was now so big, red and swollen (...). The hospital felt more like a luxurious hotel, than a place where they deal with patients. (...) We had to pay for the registration, initial basic tests, doctor's appointment and antibiotics!' aka Why you really DO NEED travel insurance?
Many people ask us 'how do we do that?', how do we organise ourselves and what do we live for? The answer is quite complex and definitely not simple, but we decided to try and answer these questions nonetheless at the same time trying to inspire you with our tips about long-term budget travel through Asia.