6) En-Route Expenses
Most people budget their trip from the time they arrive at their destination until they leave. This makes sense – at first glance. What most don’t consider is the travel time. This is when small purchases here and there start to add up. That $20 breakfast you grabbed at the airport. That $5 coffee on the layover. The overweight baggage fees. That taxi ride from the airport to your hotel. There are plenty of ways to spend a hundred dollars (or more) before you even get to where you’re going. Good news – these expenses are easily avoided. Pack nuts and granola bars for travel snacks, stay within baggage weight limits (see our packing light section!), take public transportation whenever possible. Also, try to avoid buying unnecessary things while on vacation. Golf, fishing, hiking, or scuba diving trip? Bring back-up supplies to avoid purchasing extras at over-priced specialty shops.