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Pre-trip planning: Accessing your money overseas

Posted by Tracy Burns on 26 November 2013 | 0 Comments

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One of the most important pre-trip planning jobs is making sure you can access your money overseas. Without money that trip of a lifetime isn’t going to be much fun! Here are a few simple steps you can take to avoid finding yourself stranded with no cash in a foreign country.


Budgeting: How To Make Sure Your Travel Budget Is Realistic

Posted by Tracey Pedersen on 27 August 2013 | 2 Comments

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Hopefully you’ve come to grips with the difference between a household budget and a travel budget.  Understanding that difference is a key part of making your money last for the whole of your trip. So when it comes time to budget for a 6 month trip or even a whole year away you might not be too sure of exactly where to start. 


Why A Travel Budget Is Different From A Household Budget

Posted by Tracey Pedersen on 27 August 2013 | 2 Comments

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When you decide you’re going to travel the world one of the first tasks you’ll need to consider will be your travel budget.  Your travel budget will determine how long you can travel and the places you can go on those travels.  Whether you stay in hostels and eat two minute noodles every night or whether you can visit every single tourist attraction you come across and sample all of the local delicacies!


How To Save Money On A Camping Adventure In Europe

Posted by Colin Burns on 21 April 2013 | 0 Comments

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Camping in Europe can make for some of the most memorable holidays your family will ever have.  It can also be a great way to keep the cost of your family holiday as low as possible.  Check out our list of ways to save money on your next European camping adventure!


Travelling around Europe as a family for less

Posted by Tracy Burns on 6 September 2012 | 4 Comments

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Transportation costs are a huge part of any family travel budget for Europe. Back when you were travelling solo or as a couple, Eurail passes probably made a lot of sense but as a family the cost can be frightening. So what are the other options?


Cost of Living in Atenas, Costa Rica

Posted by Sabina King on 7 August 2012 | 8 Comments

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Costa Rica is a popular long term stopping point for expat and travelling families. The small town of Atenas, 30-40mins from San Jose is a lovely location, and a great place to base yourself. In case you are considering moving to Atenas, here is a breakdown of typical costs.


Ways to Save Money in Hawaii

Posted by Tracy Burns on 7 August 2012 | 0 Comments

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Hawaii is one of those iconic destinations that most families want to visit at some point in their long term travels. It's also not the cheapest destination. But with the right strategies and proper planning, you can make it work well with your budget. From flights to accommodations to food and fun, there are plenty of ways that your family can enjoy their time on the islands without emptying your pockets.


Cutting the cost of family accommodation

Posted by Tracy Burns on 7 April 2012 | 6 Comments

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Accommodation is a huge part of any travelling families budget, especially if you are travelling in Europe, Australia, New Zealand or North America. You can't really avoid it but you can reduce your costs. We're sharing some of our best tips for doing just that.


Travel budgeting tips

Posted by Tracy Burns on 10 March 2012 | 5 Comments

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Tips for preparing your budget and sticking to it while on the road, along with links to other budget articles from long term family travellers.


Cost of living: Ski season in Bansko, Bulgaria

Posted by Tracy Burns on 11 February 2012 | 2 Comments

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I never imagined I would be reviewing a ski resort as a budget long term stop for travelling families. But we recently spent two weeks in the ski resort of Bansko in Bulgaria and discoverd that for 3-6 months stays, Bansko is incrediably cheap.