Have you ever done your best to save up as much money as you can for a trip, only to come back broke and wonder where all your money went? I know that has happened to me more than once.
Both when planning for an upcoming trip and also when you are actually on it, I find it very useful use a budget spreadsheet for the trip. One half should be the amount of money you have (income) and the other half what you expect to spend (expenses).
The most important thing is to be realistic about how much you are going to spend because you do not want any nasty surprises whilst on the road.
I am going to share with you my budget spreadsheet for the trip I am currently on in Europe, Israel and Turkey. You are welcome to copy the spreadsheet and modify it for your trips.
Hover over the green tabs to see explanations. Note that I have modified my income numbers for privacy reasons, and that I have different tabs at the bottom to update the spreadsheet every 2-3 days.
Click on the screenshot below to be taken to the spreadsheet on Google Drive. There is no need to log in to a Google account.
You can download a copy of the spreadsheet in Excel format and use it for your trips. Hope it helps and feel free to comment below!