STEP 1: ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST”
You know the place to visit and the time. This is your starting point.
STEP 2: “DON’T CALL IT A DREAM. CALL IT A PLAN
Based on the location, time, and duration of the trip, form an itinerary.
STEP 3: “TRAVEL IS NEVER A MATTER OF MONEY, BUT OF COURAGE”
You need money. but, Calculate the approximate expenses first. Add 10% extra. Divide the expense into ones incurred before the trip and during the trip like this:
STEP 4: “THE HEAVIEST BAGGAGE FOR A TRAVELLER IS AN EMPTY PURSE”
Let’s fill your wallet. The earlier you start planning and saving, the better. Start with your pre-trip money first 2-3 months before booking.
STEP 5: “A PENNY SAVED IS A PENNY EARNED”
Save 1/3rd of the ticket/hotel costs every month. DO NOT keep it in your bank account. Try to keep the money in a Liquid Fund using Systematic Investment Plans (SIP).
STEP 6: “YOU CAN’T BUY HAPPINESS, BUT YOU CAN BUY A PLANE TICKET”
Booking tickets using your credit card. This buys you an extra month’s time.
STEP 7: “IT’S TIME TO ENJOY THE VIEW”
Now, book your accommodations. Opt for part-payment options to buy more time.
STEP 8: “THE BEST STORIES LIE BETWEEN THE PASSPORT PAGES”
A month or so before your trip, apply for the permissions like visa and entry approvals. The visa may need a high bank balance.
STEP 9: “FILL YOUR POCKETS WITH MONEY AND HEARTS WITH ADVENTURE”
Get your currency exchanged as close to the trip date as possible.
STEP 10: “IT’S TIME TO FLY”
Enjoy your trip. Be careful with your cash. Use credit cards. Pay off the bills once you return.