Research, research and research. It is a great thing to be able to travel but sometimes we forget how savvy you need to be. I have often been a bit lazy with it all because I’ve had the comfort of a job to come back to. This time I knew I had to be a bit more organised in terms of spends.
So I created a spreadsheet, cut down on eating out (mostly) and used AirBnB for my accommodation. It is also worth speaking to people who have travelled to similar destinations and see if they have any tips. My first trip to STA travel was overwhelming with so many destinations and not having a clear plan it made me anxious.
So if you break everything down by countries and what you want to do then you can easily do it!