02.11.2015 - 01.05.2016
When I started to plan this trip, it was only just a dream. I had no money and I had no idea how long it would take me to save enough for this trip to become reality. But as I said, it was a dream, and therefore i started planning my trip, trying to create an intinerary so that I would able to find a budget that I could work my way towards when saving money.
While planning all of this, I have work out this travelportfolio.
It contains a variety of both traveldocuments, budgetplanning and papers listing different informations about the countries I will be visiting, and it has helped me a lot when planning my trip and I hope it will be just as helpful during my journey across the world.
My portfolio is divitet into a few parts, one part for all the practical idocuments and a part for every country I will be visiting.
This part is propably the most important part of my travelportfolio.
This part contains:
- My intinerary
- A copy of my flighttickets
- My packinglist
- All papers for my budget, such as a list of budgets for food and accommodation and a list of costs of everything bought from back home such as flighttickets, travelinsurance and any prepaid trips and hikes.
For every country I will be visiting I have made a list of both general information and information that for any reason is important for me when travelling.
It contains following informations:
- Main language
- Passport and visa regulations
- Recommended vaccinations
- Time zone
- Travel economy and creditcard
- Tips (Is it normal to give a tip?)
- Electricity (Do you need an adapter?)
- Calling code
- Emergency number
- Drinkingwater (Is the tapwater clean?)
- A few facts about the average cost of accommodation, transport and food.
Many of this information may seem useless for many travellers, but for me it is important to know the country before i enter, and to be prepared for both costs and transportation. This does not mean I have every detail prepared for my trip, most of my trip is not book, but I am on a tight budget and I want to spent as little time and money as possible, and for that, it helps to be prepared!
As I said earlier, my travelportfolio has been a great help when I have planned my trip and I have desided to carry it with me on my journey despite it's fairly big size, because I believe it will help when I am on the road.
If this will save me or be my downfall will only time show, so more on this later.
Have you ever travelling with a portfolio like this? What is your experience?