Hidden Costs In Travel

We know that flights, hotel bookings, food & experiences take up a huge chunk of our travel budget, but there are other areas of travel that do cost money. These are often overlooked especially if the person is traveling for the first time or new to planning trips for themselves. We’re going to look at a few of them & hopefully anyone who reads this will not be caught off guard in the future.

Passport

If you’re planning to travel beyond the borders of your country & you don’t already have a passport, you’ll need to apply for one. You’ll have to pay a fee when you make this application & it will vary based on where you are & which passport you are applying for.

Luggage

If you’re going somewhere, you’re going to need a bag of sorts. You can opt for cheaper suitcases, but they probably won’t last more than a few flights or you can go for the higher quality suitcases which will likely cost you more.

Travel insurance

I cannot express this enough: Travel insurance is important. For sure, you can go on your trip & come back without taking out a travel insurance policy & your life will be fine. I guarantee that you will regret not having travel insurance if something unfavorable happens & unfortunately, these things do happen from time to time. I have friends who have had anything from boat accidents in Thailand, lost passports in Portugal, severe food poisoning in Cuba to stolen wallets in Italy. On this very blog, I’ve written about myself missing flights & having my luggage lost. Travel insurance does cost extra, but it definitely makes the world of difference in tough situations.

Transport to the airport

If you are traveling by airplane or bus, chances are you don’t live within walking distance of the airport or bus station. You’ll need to pay to get to these places or drive yourself & pay for long term parking. Although this isn’t a huge cost, it is something to consider.

 

Hopefully these have helped & you’ll remember these when you budget for your next trip.

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Keep traveling, keep safe.

DanVenture Travels

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  1. I miss traveling!!!! I haven’t purchased travel insurance in any of my travels. There might have been only 1-2 times I thought of it in earnest, but still didn’t purchase. I know the risks and benefits but I don’t know why I haven’t done so.

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  2. These are all very true – it all adds up, but will help you in the long run! Especially travel insurance – I have thankfully never had to use it as but as Husband has a pre-existing condition we, in the words of Leatherman, ‘never leave home without it’.

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  3. I’ve been fortunate traveling without having any major incidents that necessitated insurance, which is all the more reason I think I may need to consider on my next trip. Thanks for the heads up!

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  4. My travel to Australia was cancelled. Next month would be my departure but because of Covid19 it was put on hold. We’ll see next year if the travel fund can be used already.

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  5. A tip I always give to those visiting Vegas or any major city is to watch out for hidden resort fees. We called at least four times to make sure our booking was complete and we specifically asked if we needed to bring anything with us, but were told no. Hidden fees as soon as we arrived, of course. Great article!

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  6. For me the thing that I always forget is pet care. My dogs cost $100 per night at the place I take them including all the extras that keep them happy! I can’t travel if I am worried about my dogs. 😀. This rapidly adds up – ouch!

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