You don’t live in the lap of luxury, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want to see the world. You’ve figured out all the ways to get the most bang for your buck. Here are nine signs that show you know the meaning of the word “budget.”

1. Your backpack is on all the time

You feel naked without your backpack. It’s killing you, and you don’t know what to do without it. There’s something so comforting in knowing that all your material possessions are on your back. And if you haven’t knocked someone down while riding public transportation, then you’re doing it all wrong.

2. You’d rather sleep on the ground than in a bed

Beds? Who needs beds? All you need is one of those foam sleeping mats if that. I mean, you can’t be too comfortable, right?

3. The more people sleeping in a room, the merrier

If you can’t hear someone snoring their faces off in your cramped hostel room, you aren’t sleeping. Silent sleeping is overrated anyway. To you, snoring is like white noise, and you need it.

4. The perfect place for laundry? The sink

Obviously, we can’t all get to a laundromat, and while we like to pinch a penny or two, that doesn’t mean we don’t like to be clean. The solution? Find a sink and use a little shampoo to wash that underwear you’ve been wearing the last three days!

5. No underwear? No problem

Okay, so you’ve run out of shampoo. And there is no sink or running water in sight. Now what? Well, you’re the only person who knows that you’ve switched your underwear inside-out.

At least hopefully you are…

6. Granola bars are literally your favorite food

You don’t do restaurants. You do granola. If it’s not packaged and doesn’t have a shelf life of at least 40 years, you don’t eat it. End of story.

7. Your thumb gets you everywhere you need to go

You can work it. Your thumb is your calling card, and it’s gotten you all the way from Reykjavik to the Westfjords and from Cape Town to Gaborone.

8. $25 for a hostel is a no-go

Your friend calls you up and says she’s found a super cheap place to stay for $25 per night, and all you can say in return is, “Guuuurl, do you know the meaning of the word ‘budget’? I don’t do more than $10 a night.”

9. The only reason you have a credit card is to earn travel points

You’re definitely frugal, and you don’t like using a Credit Card if you don’t have to. But hey, if that giant 90-inch big-screen that you know will irritate your wife earns you 35,000 points for your trip to Thailand, then bring it on.

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