“Let’s visit New Zealand!” Ka-ching, that’s a pretty chew of exchange to shell out, but travel has ended up comparatively lower priced than ever before. If you consider a prolonged trip to spend money on your panorama pictures, you could keep a ton of cash without turning vagabond.

By long-term travel, I mean longer than some weeks on the road. I’ve been location-independent for the closing four months, and even though my first month in Iceland dealt a heavy blow to my bank account, during the last three months within the U.K., I’ve been spending the same, and occasionally less than I would be spending with a condominium within the U.S.A.!

Especially if you’re traveling for landscape photography, these guidelines don’t require many sacrifices, and some of them will provide more flexibility so you can invest more time in your craft.

1. Don’t Eat Out

Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Whoever perpetuated the concept became now not a photographer. When meals compete with dawn and sundown shoots, that decadent $15 dinner isn’t so tasty if you can make the simplest of neglected photo ops.

Unsurprisingly, food is one of the easiest ways to save cash. If you generally tend to book B&Bs, your breakfast might be included. Lunch is easy to get by using a few protein bars, leaving the most steeply priced meal of the day: dinner.

Avoid eating out for dinner more commonly. Unfortunately, you won’t typically have the right to enter a refrigerator, so stocking up on perishable groceries is impractical. Instead, treat the grocery shop like a dinner buffet. It’s fun and ridiculously cheap if you stick with price-range grocery stores. Over four months, I averaged $3–$five for a three-course meal.

If you’re headed for the U.K., here are my pinnacle alternatives rated via price and tastiness:

ALDI – The holy grail of serving-sized something without couponing nonsense. Couscous with falafels and Moroccan hummus? Toffee trifle for dessert? I often stroll out of ALDI happier than I do after dinner at a flowery restaurant that a person else paid for.
Lidl – A U.K. Version of ALDI with a bakery. Lidl has nearly the same ingredients and format as ALDI. However, I didn’t discover their geared-up-to-consume options as tasty.
SPAR – Technically a comfort shop; however, their ready-to-consume gadgets, like pies and pasties, are ridiculously discounted in the nighttime. I regularly stroll out with my steak pie for a couple of bucks.
Co-op—I have yet to meet a town of any size without a co-op. Unfortunately, they tend to be the extra luxurious option.

Sticking to price range grocery shops have had a few unintentional upsides. Combined with all the trekking, I’ve lost weight and toned a bit over the past four months. I generally tend to sleep and sense higher thanks to earlier, smaller food.

Europeans commonly consume smaller portions than Americans, so it could be difficult to adjust before everything. Train your body by timing meals constantly; pass for a protein-packed breakfast, light lunch, and mild dinner in advance of the night you are probably used to. You might knock out your health dreams even by shooting terrific photographs.