When you start planning a one-year trip around the world, and when you know that you will be using various means of transportation, it is a good idea to do your homework and make sure that you do not end up spending time, money and frustrations on “doing it wrong”. Frustrations and waste of money should not be a part of any journey. Least of all the journey of your life!
In order for us to be able to get an overview of whether to spend our entire savings or just 3/4 of it, I started doing some research in terms of renting cars and campervans, and also the cost of train and flight tickets. It quickly became clear to me, that with a bit of research you can actually save significant amounts of money. Money that we would rather use for something extra as we made our way around the world.