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Nicole Jenet of the Healthy Travel Blog notes that vacations can . But how can travelers incorporate wellness into a getaway while keeping finances in check?
Walking tours are a great two-in-one. They are a way to affordably see a new area, and incorporate physical activity into the day. Mary Kalymnou of Maryhop, Jia Singh of Wandering for Wellness and Rebecca Shern of Minimal Wellness all write that walking tours while traveling, in addition to the of . Travel to Wellness highlights , too, for a more vigorous workout.
Stressing about money on your trip isn’t relaxing. Alexandria Drake says it’s a good idea to and to set up an automatic transfer with each paycheck. Keeping your finances separate can help maintain your peace of mind as you save for travel. A great way to cut back on expenses is to redeem points when booking. Keeping your travel budget separate also allows you to really and Sam Wormser from The Salty Twig reminds us there’s nothing worse than ruining a trip because you’re overwhelmed with other things.
Wondering how to fund that separate savings account? Amie Tollefsrud for MindBodyGreen suggests starting a , otherwise known as a #sidehustle. One fun idea is housesitting or pet-sitting in the location you are visiting.
Olivia Christine Perez, who blogs about her travels on O. Christine, frequently housesits for weeks at a time. Even for short getaways, pet- or housesitting can give homeowners peace of mind and allows the sitter to save on accommodation costs.
If you wish to go beyond a side hustle, you could work full time abroad as well. Alex Jaskolowska from Travel and Keep Fit has traveled to while working as a psychologist and doing research. Mairead Denton of the Healthy Travel Blog talks about and taking those classes abroad, too.
But above all, it’s important to remember that time is as important as money while traveling. While that doesn’t mean go wild with spending, it does mean to relax and enjoy what comes your way while traveling. Ed Harrold for Pravassa recommends if times do get chaotic, try . This will allow you to reset and get your mind back into why you are traveling in the first place.
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