Budget Your Trip is an online application that offers users a detailed tool in keeping their travel finances budgeted. The company logo, which states “We can’t give you more money, but we can show you where it went,” best describes the features found here. Users can find out how they spent their travel funds, or plan how to spend them. This control is tremendously helpful when trying to find ways to spend money more effectively when traveling. The information is presented in a number of different ways, from pie charts to graphs to text and numbers.Show more screenshots »
Budget Your Trip was launched in January 2010.
The depth of Budget Your Trip makes it stand out from the standard travel calculator. Although anyone can grab a paper and pencil and start planning their travel fund usage, Budget Your Trip allows provides tools to guarantee accuracy by using existing averages. Using these numbers, travelers will know what to expect, even in areas that they know little about and have never visited before. Aside from being detailed, Budget Your Trip also presents a number of different ways to review the information so users can tailor the finished budget to their personal preferences.
The homepage is a little overwhelming, with a significant quantity of text. There are hints of color and an easy to read logo, but the focus is definitely not on graphic design here. Think “utilitarian” with a bit more text and you have the Budget Your Trip website. Of course, the main draw here is the trip budgeting tools rather than fancy graphics or cutting edge imagery.
The sign up page asks for only a few pieces of vital personal and trip related information. New users will be asked to enter an email address, password, display name, and a preferred currency. A short bio is requested but not a requirement for registration. The load time is a little more drawn out than most websites, but no email verification is required. As soon as the account is created, the user can immediately view their personal page and start planning their first trip budget.
It seems appropriate to say that Budget Your Trip is very budget-friendly. Users can create an account and access all the website features at no cost. This is made even more attractive by the lack of annoying banner ads or other advertisements on the website. For the most part, Budget Your Trip offers its services for free without intrusive interruptions to foot the bill.
Simply put, anyone who is or plans to travel can get significant use out of Budget Your Trip. The length and type of trip and the size of the travel budget is irrelevant here. No matter how little or how much the user has to spend, they can effectively plan their travel expenses using Budget Your Trip. The fact that the service is offered for free is also appealing to travelers exploring the world on a tight budget.