When we first set out to plan a trip, whatever our destination, budgeting is one of the most important steps of the process. We have to think about what each component of travel costs us: transportation, food, cultural sites, etc. It can also very well be the reverse, where our budget affects where we choose to travel. Budgeting may not be the most glamorous aspect of travel, but it is one of the most practical and most important, and we thought having a conversation within our community about our best practices would be helpful across the board in that respect.

This Wednesday, August 15th at 2.30pm EST, join us, @travelling_mom@travelbyb, @pip_says and the Passion Passport community! We’ll be sharing budget processes, our most successful trips, and our best advice for scrimping and saving when it comes to travel. Make sure to tag us in your tweets with #PassionPassport.

If you are unavailable during the chat time but would still like to participate, feel free to schedule your tweets according to the times listed below:

Q1 – 2:30pm EST

Welcome to the chat! How do you start planning a budget for an upcoming trip?

Q2 – 2:35pm EST

Share a photo from what you consider your best-budgeted trip. What did you do there that was different?

Q3 – 2:45pm EST

What strategies do you use to save money while traveling?

Q4 – 2:50pm EST

What is your favorite travel activity that’s free? Share a photo!

Q5 – 3:00pm EST

What destination do you think is especially cost-effective?

Q6 – 3:05pm EST

Is there a tool you find particularly helpful with budgeting your travels? Share it with us!

Q7 – 3:10pm EST

What kind of travel do you think is easiest to save money on? Road trips, backpacking, etc.?

Q8 – 3:20 pm EST

What is your next budget travel destination?

Body image by Oxana V / Header image by John Nolan.