How to manage Work, Travel, Leaves and Expenses ?

The most asked questions from most of my friends, How do you manage to Work, travel, plan leaves and expenses ?

My honest, basic & proven suggestion – Lead a mindful life.

Planning
Plan ahead! I know its a conflict between living one day at once vs planning future….but planning ahead might help you in saving a bit!

Jot down what you want to see, To be precise “A Bucket List”

I know how it feels to see those facebook and instagram posts and imaging of packing and driving/flying right away.

To be honest, the things which you see and things you know about the place and then exploring it makes all the difference. Be a traveller not a tourist (Still your choice)
Sit down, relax and write down what you want to see or do. Do a bit of research by following Travel Bloggers, using social media to connect people to discuss & share opinions.

Saving
Save first spend next quote sounds good to be on quotes, In reality that does not work as it states (Especially in my case 😛 )

Buy things for your NEED rather than GREED.

Don’t claim your telephone, internet, transport, food, other monthly allowances on monthly basis Instead do it on yearly basis (probably a month before Financial year end or beginning),This gives you a pretty decent amount to plan your next vacation.

If you are sure you can save a fixed amount per month, try to open an recurring deposit or any other saving scheme account where your money is safe and also the interest buys you a drink for your vacation 😉

After all the home, vehicle, education, personal Loans, Transferring money to Parents, Siblings, cousins, Fixed deposits and you still have more money and wondering what to do ? Don’t worry I have a savings account which always craves for money or if you are generous enough you can also sponsor my world Travel 🙂

Last but not least, Remember to make Memories!

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Travel – Checklist

  • Book flight tickets at least 3 months prior to your travel unless if you are fine paying extra at last minute bookings or who knows you might end up getting great deals in last moments.

  • Forex exchange – Currency exchange of destination country – Do it before a day to avoid excess fee by doing at airport!

  • Pack bags on day before your travel with the following checklist.

  • Read/Get to know about the destination country weather and get prepared accordingly!

Cabin Bag:

Travel Wallet: Passport, Flight tickets, Travel agent details doc.

Headphones/Ear plugs

Mobile and camera chargers

Wrist watch

Pen & paper

Chocolates/Biscuits/Chips

Mouth freshener

Money

Cash (Foreign & local currency)

Emergency money in luggage bag

Credit card/debit card

Wallet

Documents 

Passport

Visa copies

Photo identification proof  like Driver’s license/Passport

Travel Journal

Reservations & Itineraries

Copies of tickets/passport/etc.

Luggage Bag:

Clothes

Polos / T-Shirts / Casual shirts

Jeans / Casual pants / Shorts

Tank tops

Short sleeve shirts

Clothes: Outerwear

Beach towel

Footwear

Shoes

Walking shoes/Sneakers

Dress sandals

Heels

Flip-flops/slippers

Accessories

Raincoat

Scarf/neck warmer

Gloves/mittens

Cap/Sun hat

Belt

Sunglasses/case/strap

Watch

Padlock

Compact/micro umbrella

Extra bag pack for local loafing

Toiletries

Toothbrush / Toothpaste

Deodorant

Feminine hygiene, tampons/pads

Toiletry bag

Hair brush/comb

Sunblock

Baby wipes (Towelettes)

Shaving gel/foam

Razor/electric shaver

Cotton swabs (Q-Tips)

Nail clippers

Dental floss

Perfume/Aftershave

Make-up

Makeup remover

Shampoo/conditioner

Soap/cleansers

Towel/washcloth

Hair products (wax, mousse, gel, spray, etc.)

Cotton balls

Mouthwash

Mirror

Lip balm

Moisturizer

Nail file

Tissues/toilet paper

Travel hair dryer

       Body lotion for after-sun

Insect repellent spray