Travel Money

Actionable tips and practical advice to help you manage your finances while travelling

Travel Budget Japan: How much it costs and how to save

Travel Budget Japan: How much it costs and how to save

Are you planning a trip to Japan and wondering how much it will cost you? You've come to the right place. In this article, we outline our actual travel costs during our three-month trip to Japan in 2023. Contrary to popular belief, Japan can be an affordable travel...

How much does it cost to explore Slovenia?

How much does it cost to explore Slovenia?

Slovenia is known for its sustainability focus. And it is the only country in the world with love in its name. How could we not be excited to explore this pocket rocket of a country? While we only visited for eight days (as Paul had to leave the Schengen Visa area at...

How much money do you need to travel?

How much money do you need to travel?

Travel can cost as much or as little as you like. How much money you need (to budget) for your next trip largely depends on how much comfort do you want how much time you’ve got; and where you are travelling. You see, a two-week vacation at a luxury resort in the...

How much does it cost to explore Croatia?

How much does it cost to explore Croatia?

Croatia was a big tourist destination before the War of Independence in the 1990s. After the war, as tourism slowly returned, it was considered to be one of the more affordable destinations in Europe. But things change. Some places – Dubrovnik and Plitvice Lakes...

How much does it cost to explore Estonia?

How much does it cost to explore Estonia?

Estonia is one of 51 countries that receive more tourists each year than its total population, and it is not surprising why. Tourism in Estonia is recognised as a major source of employment, and a significant contributor to Estonia’s economic growth. While we (coming...

How much does it cost to explore Lithuania?

How much does it cost to explore Lithuania?

Lithuania is one of the three Baltic countries we visited recently. Sandwiched between the Baltic Sea and almighty Russia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have a reputation for being affordable destinations, especially if compared with more established Western European...

How much does it cost to explore St Vincent and the Grenadines?

How much does it cost to explore St Vincent and the Grenadines?

Have you ever wondered whether you could afford to visit the Caribbean? Below is our financial spend for our journey around St Vincent and the Grenadines recently. Check out what we did during the fourteen days we explored St Vincent and the Grenadines.Download your...

Curated Money Tips for Independent Travellers

Curated Money Tips for Independent Travellers

Paul’s sister Jennie, taking a leaf out of our book, travelled around the world in 2017. Before she left, she asked us for advice on how to go about her money needs on the road. We know there are a lot of other people out there who look for ways to minimise bank fees...

How to withdraw cash when travelling overseas

How to withdraw cash when travelling overseas

VISA / MasterCard have the best foreign exchange rates a traveller can get, so using your VISA / MasterCard debit or credit card to withdraw cash overseas would make more sense than exchanging cash at a foreign exchange bureau, right? Well, yes and no. If you don’t...

What bank fees can you expect when travelling overseas?

What bank fees can you expect when travelling overseas?

Whether you pay cash or use your credit or debit card/s to pay for a meal or withdraw cash while overseas, you will be exposed to a number of charges. Here is a list of typical fees, who charges them and when they are being charged. While it might seem tedious,...

Which card/s to use when you travel overseas

Which card/s to use when you travel overseas

So, you have a bunch of credit and debit cards and wonder which one/s to take with you on your overseas trip? Do not fret…Sign up to receive our email newsletter full of actionable tips and practical advice every month Check the terms and...

How to exchange cash for your overseas trip

How to exchange cash for your overseas trip

As outlined in our bank fees guide, exchanging cash incurs the highest charges. Therefore, only exchange cash if absolutely needed. ATMs are available almost anywhere nowadays, and withdrawing cash with your low-fee card would (in most cases) be cheaper than...

How much does it cost to explore Latvia?

How much does it cost to explore Latvia?

Latvia is situated in North-Eastern Europe, between Lithuania and Estonia. With good (and reasonably cheap) flight connections to other European countries, visitor numbers to Latvia, and in particular its capital Riga, are on the rise. If you are planning to visit...

How much does it really cost to explore Montenegro?

How much does it really cost to explore Montenegro?

Recently, we travelled through various Balkan countries spending between 8 and 25 days in each. We travelled from Slovenia to Croatia, to Montenegro and from there to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and ultimately Albania. As usual, we recorded our travel/living...

Demystifying credit cards: How to make them work for you and avoid debt

Demystifying credit cards: How to make them work for you and avoid debt

In 2020, Americans carried on average USD5,313 in credit card debt. Credit card balances in New Zealand added up to NZD6.457bn in November 2020 – about NZD1,313 for every Kiwi. While the pandemic saw people repay more credit card debt (at least for a period of time),...

How much does it cost to walk the Camino de Santiago?

How much does it cost to walk the Camino de Santiago?

The Camino de Santiago/Way of St James is not for everyone. But those who do want to walk one (or several) of the routes that lead to Santiago de Compostela often do a bit of research and planning before they embark on their Camino adventure. If you are one of them,...