5 Reasons Why You Should Budget Your Outdoor Travel

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Are you worried that you’re spending too much money on your outdoor adventures and not saving money for your future ?

Thousands of enthusiasts just like you who travel and explore the nature, worry about the money that they spend for travelling, and feel guilty for the choices that they make.   
What if I told that there’s a way to change your spending behavior ? What if I told you that budgeting your trip can help you achieve your outdoor goals and personal needs ? 

1️⃣ Stops overspending in your trip 

Outdoor enthusiasts who do not have a budget end up overspending. 

I think you know what overspending means. 

If you spend money on things that are more than your paycheck, you are overspending.   

When you overspend on your outdoor travel you will not have money for other things in your life. You will not have the spending power in the future. You will be forced to get loan from other credit card companies to support your day-to-day purchases.  

So have a budget for your outdoor adventures. The budget can be how much you want to spend for a travel, or it could be something more general to decide how much are you budgeting for travel in a year and breaking it down that way. 

Therefore it is always best to budget your outdoor adventure to stop overspending. 

2️⃣ Helps you reach your adventure goals

Having a budget helps you prioritize your spending. 

With a budget, you can focus on the things that are important on your adventure. 

You can start by defining your adventure priorities. It could include; 

  • Having a relaxing weekend
  • To become fit
  • To spend time with family and friends 
  • To visit a specific location
  • Enjoy the nature

Once you decide what your priorities are, you can now focus on how to achieve it and how much money you will need to experience it. Activities like enjoying nature, having a relaxing weekend in the outdoors, going for a cycling trip might not only be cheaper, but can be the thing you need for a healthier life. Having that understanding or priorities set will help you to choose your next amazing adventure. 

3️⃣ Helps you save money

Outdoor enthusiasts who do not budget tend to save less money than others do. 

Because having a budget will allow you to control your spend on certain things. You automatically put certain amount of your money into savings or investment account before allocating budget for your outdoor activities. As soon as you do this, you will have money saved up for your financial freedom in the future and money for your adventures. 

Budget money to add it to your savings account each month. 

4️⃣ Helps you stop worrying 

I have noticed many outdoor adventurers feeling worried about their financial situation when the budget puts restriction on them.  

However, if you decide to put a large amount of money for your outdoor activities, as long as you save money for your other life needs, you shouldn’t feel bad or worried about your situations.  Budgeting is not about limiting the fun in your life, but opening up more opportunities to have more fun. The key is remembering these categories to include in your budget. 

  • You will know how much to spend on each category available. 
  • You will stop spending when you have money left in that category. 

5️⃣ Budgeting puts you in control 

When travelling outdoors, most of the times you feel that you don’t have control on your money and constantly wondering where the rest of the money go or what happened to it. This problem becomes worse when you travel for longer days. 

Budgeting can help you to be in control, by prioritizing your spending, track your spending and realize when you need to stop. 

It is the biggest tool that you have when you’re travelling more outdoors and helps you not lose your sleep over it. 



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  • Praveen Rajasekaran on

    Nice post ! Thank you for these thoughts :)


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