Gap Year Travel Money
Travel Money for Backpackers and Travellers
Money. It makes the world go round. Taking a gap year costs a lot of money. Accommodation, food, sites and activities, transport - it all adds up. Our budgeting advice and tips on how to save money could mean the difference between coming home early and travelling for an extra month.
Fortunately there are a few travel money tips that can help you save a lot of money on the road.
This section gives you information on how much things cost, foreign currencies, fundraising tips for your gap year, how to keep your money safe on the road, and a whole host of other things too.
More and more people are expected to take a gap year in 2012. We want to make sure you get maximum bang for your buck.
Moneycorp Currency Convertor
Travel money. It can get a little confusing at times. On your gap year you’ll be dealing with multiple currencies and multiple exchange rates, especially if you’re travelling from country to country.
It’s important to know how much money you’re likely to spend, and more importantly, how to save a few bucks. That’s why we’ve put together these travel money tips, aimed specifically at saving money on your gap year.
Adam is our travel money expert from Moneycorp. He works in retail marketing but before he joined Moneycorp he travelled to California, New York, Tignes and Val d'Isere.
Adam once famously negotiated a week’s worth of ski hire for free, saving him loads of money on his gap year. If you have any questions on foreign currency or how to save money while travelling then ask Adam. He'll help you out with all your questions.
It sounds obvious, but don’t be too visible with your money. If you’re paying for something that’s only worth £2 then you don’t want to take out and pay with a £20 note.
It’s a good idea to have a ‘change pocket’ with really small denominations and change for day-to-day things like water and sweets.