India is a popular destination for travelers around the world thanks to its beauty, ancient and modern wonders, and the pull of adventure.
Yes, it’s true – visiting a foreign country can be cheaper than living at home. Depending on your travel style and your destination, traveling abroad can be significantly cheaper than the sum of all of the costs associated with living in the U.S.
Our infographic, Traveling Abroad is Cheaper than Staying Home, shows how the costs stack up. We compare the cost of living in five U.S. cities to the average costs of travel in five different countries around the world. The results can be quite surprising and inspirational.
Many travelers take off every year, leaving their jobs, homes, and belongings behind to experience the joy of long term travel. Hopefully some of these statistics in our infographic will encourage you to do the same. If you can give up your job for a little while (or if you’re unemployed), and can minimize your expenses at home, travel can become a financial reality.
Hanne has been to over 50 countries, and we interviewed her about her adventures. She has managed to do what most people dream of – find a way to travel while working it into her career! With opportunities to live in so many different places, usually for a much longer time than a typical traveler will stay in one place, she has been able to dive deep into many amazing destinations around the world.
Packing for a trip is always important, but packing fashionably is often overlooked. That’s where Alex comes in. As an avid traveler with a background in fashion, she started TravelFasionGirl.com to help all of the wanderlusting souls look and feel better about their style while traveling. We asked Alex to tell us more about her interests, travels, and fashion knowledge, and here is what she had to say:
This week’s photos are from our time in Varanasi, India (also known as Benares). The River Ganges flows through the city and is considered the holiest place in the world for Hindus. People come to bathe and cleanse themselves in the river along the many ghats which descend from the city streets into the river.
India is huge, fascinating, multicultural, and overwhelming. It’s also very inexpensive, so hopefully this week’s Photo Friday will tempt you to visit.
I was honored to be on the panel of speakers at Meet Plan Go in Austin, and it was a great event. I hope everyone learned something and became inspired to travel! Naturally, I spoke primarily about budgeting (being the co-found of Budget Your Trip and all that).