Life of a Travel Blogger
Life of a Travel Blogger How To Do It All
By Lawal Abdul Malik
- Travel on a Budget:
Many people like to travel and yes, traveling can be fun and exciting. When traveling on a budget, it is important to research the location, mode of transportation, type of lodging, and types of activities in which to participate. The internet is a good way to research locations.
- Come up with a plan – have a plan hour-by-hour itinerary, you should at least have an idea of how long you’ll be spending in each city or country, and know the route that your epic adventure will take.
- Choosing Your Travel Destination – make sure you’re flexible in choosing your vacation destination on your vacation costs. Examples:
- Thailand -is a jewel found right in the heart of Asia. The freedom available in the country is not so easy to find in other regions of South-East Asia either.
- Eastern Europe -The Czech Republic has terrific beaches and coastal towns.
- Travel in the off-season -prices on flights and hotel rooms, including resorts tend to go low, therefore, trips during the school holidays, when the travel industry hikes up prices to take advantage of families who can only travel during these weeks.
- Be accommodation–savvy – Share your trip and its costs with a friend or family member this naturally divides the costs and offers the opportunity to meet people who might be keen to explore with you.
- Pack properly – bring everything you need so that you don’t have to shop while you’re away
- Talk with other travelers – Perhaps the best source of money-saving knowledge is experience, and who better to ask than real travelers themselves. Talk with everyone you know who’s been out backpacking, read authentic forums and articles by those who have gone before.
- Book flights in advance – running out of money abroad without a guaranteed ticket home is never ideal. The closer you get to your departure date, the more the prices increase, be smart about how you fly midweek travel prices are lower as a premium is added to weekend flights. Example Tuesday is almost always the cheapest priced day of the week to travel, due to the low demand for flights on this day. If you’re willing and able to travel out and/or back on a Tuesday, this will save you some money.
- Time and patience -Having time gives you options to take local transport, search for deals on guides and accommodation and to be able to shop at supermarkets and cook your own food
- Learn the language – If you can converse in the local language – make sure you do! In some countries, there’s a locals rate in the shops and a tourist rate. Sometimes just by speaking the local language when you go into the shop, they charge you the local rate .
- Embrace public transport – Buses and trains are cheaper than planes.
- Create a loose itinerary of what you’re doing – Knowing approximately what you’ll be doing on each day helps limit overspending.
- Hire local guides-By hiring a local guide; we know that all the money we spend goes to them instead of the tour company.
- Don’t eat away your cash – Try to avoid three meals a day, Stay somewhere with free breakfast and do light Cheap lunches which can be bought in supermarkets or even local fresh food market and you can opt for one big restaurant meal for dinner.
- Go where you know people -Staying with people you know can drastically lower the price of a trip.
- Earn – Make money while you travel by teaching a language.
Life of a Travel Blogger:
Here’s how a typical day goes:
- 9:00 a.m. — Wake up, shower, and have coffee.
- 9:30 a.m. — check email, Facebook, Twitter, blog comments from overnight, news, other travel sites, etc.
- 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. — Work. “End time” often depends on how much I have to get done.
The downsides of being a travel blogger
- It’s an incredibly challenging gig that means working hard and long hours for barely any money or recognition but to share adventures with complete strangers on the Internet.
- Being careful which advertising deals you agree to
- No work-life balance
The awesomeness of being a travel blogger
- No boss to answer to or workplace drama to worry about.