At this point you are all probably wondering how the heck a trip of this capacity is going to work out. Never fear, I have worked out all of the logistics.
BEFORE THE TRIP I Will Need: $900
Backpack (45-50L) $100
Sleeping Bag $30
Walking Shoes $100
GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition (and Mount) $500
I broke down the travel transportation costs for two people as I plan to have a buddy for the trip for safety reasons as well as production reasons. I plan to be flying into Ireland and travel throughout the rest of my trip via bus, train (Eurail Global Pass for one months travel in a two month span), plane, and an occasional automobile while leaving from Israel by plane. I over shot the estimated spring price by $700 for inflation and other unforeseen costs. (You never know)
Transportation Budget: $9000
Day To Day Living
During the duration of my six month trip I plan to sleep cheap by camping and sleeping in hostels most of my time. I decided bringing about 5 euro a night each person or about $1000 would be a logical estimate. with an addition $1500 each as a buffer for unforeseen expenses.
Day To Day Budget: $5000
With these things in mind I have made my savings goal for the trip $7500 per person which means putting away about $312 dollars a month for 24 months or $78 a week with a $12 starting fund.
TOTAL BUDGET: $15000
2016, I can’t wait to conquer you.
****Side Note: Part of my intrigue in a trip like this is not to live extravagantly but learn how to live on a small scale and truly connect with the world around me. Although I have over-budgeted my savings, I plan on returning to America on time and under-budget!
So now for my readers, when you take a trip what are your top three components for creating your budget?