How much money do we need for our road trip?

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Travel budget?

How much money do we need for our road trip? That is the million dollar question!

We have traveled in Australia before, but the last couple of years the duration of our Ozzie road trips was only for one to two weeks or maximum.  This upcoming road trip at the end of 2016 will be different, we will be gone for just over 7 weeks. We never considered doing a budget for a 2 week camping trip, but now we feel we should. Why? We just like to be prepared and secondly we might have another extended road trip in the future, so we might benefit from this information ourselves.

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Travel budget

How can we afford all this travelling? Are you on another holiday, again?

This are two questions/comments we do often hear. Personally we would love to travel more, but hey we both hold a full-time job and getting leave is not always easy and we also need to create enough funds to afford our travels.

There are heaps of blog posts on how to safe money for travel via small things such as making your own lunch and not having coffee’s anymore. There are also travellers who swear by having credit cards which rake up lots of points to enjoy free flights or upgrades. These things might work for some, but not for us. We are both in our 40’s and want to live our life every single day and not just when we are on holidays! Although we admit, we do make our own lunches, but this is more our Dutch background.

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Australia expensive? Why don’t you go camping?

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Often we hear comments like “Australia is so expensive” or “we cannot afford to travel in Australia”, comments like these we ignore. Why? Travel is as expensive as you choose to make it, even in a country like Australia. Of course we like a bit of comfort and don’t mind a bed in a nice hotel, but if it comes down to money we often choose the budget friendly version of going on a holiday. Camping!

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