Budgeting: Why I can’t be arsed

Long-term travelers get the same questions all the time about this dreadful topic called “budgeting your trip”. I am the last person to have solid advice for you. I cringe upon hearing the B-word and the following non questions: “How do you fund your travels?” “What’s your daily budget?” “(How much) Do you save for your travels?” My answer to all of them is either “I don’t know” or “who cares?” This is absolutely the most boring topic of travel, and that’s why I’m usually reluctant to share my views. So here goes nothing: First of all, I’m a hitchhiker and hitchhikers don’t plan much to begin with, mostly because it’s totally pointless to do so. I aim for things, but I don’t expect them to happen. Also, I am not entitled to rides, so I might as well prepare for the worst. I can’t give advice to people who don’t hitchhike because I don’t know (and don’t care) how… Read more >