on a tight budget! RTW trip

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1. Posted by ontheedge (Full Member 90 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

hey again people-iv just agreed to let my flat out for 6 monthes while i go traveling, not sure if i should just sell it!, because im unsure if i want to settle in my home town anymore, any thoughts off you lot??

im very keen on travelling and dont see me ever wanting to stop!, people say get it out of your system, but there are that many places to do and see il be travelling for years!!-
however i know how hard it is to get on the property ladder, so maybe i should keep it, if i sell though money wont be a problem so i can afford to do what i want, but if i let it out i will not be able to do much as i dont have enough saved and i dont want to wait around saving because i want to seize the day and go in oct, i will be able to save abit, so waht does everyone recommend?, my ticket will be manchester-hongkong (3 weeks)-sydney (3-4monthes sight seeing and working!!)-hawai (1 week)-L.A (upto 3 mounthes0 travelling coast to coast in the u.s.a and hopefully get some cash work there!!, my ticket is around £1100, and i want to do sky diving, get a tatoo, visit uluru, go to frazer island and maybe do another contiki trip!!! in the usa and oz!!, i also want to do some adventure travel by trains, and maybe buy a car!!, its abit vague exactly what i want to do, but i would appreciate peoples views on all these matters thanks dave
p.s i estimate i will need around £6000 in spending money is this enough!?

2. Posted by andymoore (Respected Member 24 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi David,

just a few observations... Australia and the USA are just about the most expensive places you could possibly go; however, Uluru is unmissable. The resort at Uluru has accommodation to suit most budgets, from camping to basic dorm rooms to five-star luxury. Be warned though, it still isn't cheap.

In your position, I would keep the flat and get the rental earnings paid into a Nationwide Flex Account; this is the only account that DOES NOT charge you for overseas cash withdrawals, plus you can access it online and make balance transfers, credit card payments etc. This saved us a fortune when we travelled the world last year.

Since you're under 30, finding work in Sydney shouldn't be too much of a problem, and it's a great city.

Planning spending money is difficult; we found it nigh on impossible to stick to a budget - it's a good idea to have emergency funds somewhere (e.g. overdraft, credit card, travellers cheques or whatever).

One last thing - if you're anything like us there's no chance of getting travel 'out of your system'! Travelling is addictive...

Whatever you decide, go for it and have a damned good time!



3. Posted by ontheedge (Full Member 90 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

thanks mate-i know i picked expensive countrys, however i want to try working in these places as oneday i may go and live!!!! thanks again! dave