Is travelling on a budget possible? Of course! Many years ago, my friends and I made friends with an American girl who was travelling around Europe on her own. She was only 19 years old, and her stories from Bulgaria and Italy and Portugal and France were endlessly entertaining. This was late in the year, and before long she was waving her goodbyes to hit the open skies once more, this time travelling to Australia to spend New Year’s Eve on a small private boat in Sydney Harbour.
I had to ask. How on Earth was she funding her travels? As it turned out, she was raised by her grandparents, who had recently passed away within months of each other, leaving her as the sole beneficiary of a large estate. I had caught the travel bug from her, but I couldn’t hope to match her spending power.