When you start a travel fund, you think about the obvious stuff, like flights and hotels, and the fun stuff, like souvenirs and food outings. There are some costs that are often overlooked, though, and those costs add up. Photo by Brett.
Apartment Therapy points out 10 hidden costs of travel. I'm pretty good with a budget, and even I've overlooked some of these. For example, there's the cost of boarding your pets or hiring a sitter. Granted, my cats are easy, so I don't really need to hire anyone, but even when I have a friend watch my cats, I usually stock up on snacks and stuff.
That might not seem like much, but add on other expenses that don't seem like much, and your budget can grow pretty fast.
There's in-flight Wi-Fi, your return home meal, magazines and books for your flight and so on. It can be tough to think of every hidden cost, so it may be best to simply save a little extra in your travel fund. Apartment Therapy lists even more expenses at the link below, though, and their readers chime in with some good ones, too.
Hidden Costs: 10 Travel Expenses You Haven't Thought Of [Apartment Therapy]