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About the Redesign

If you visited this site prior to September 15th, 2018, you've no doubt noticed that I've since launched a complete redesign of the website.

If you're not happy with the new design, I sincerely apologize. I would have preferred to keep the old desktop design, but considering the majority of my site's users are now accessing the site from small-screen, touch-enabled, mobile devices, and considering Google is now penalizing websites for not being mobile/thumb friendly, I was left with no choice but to switch to a responsive, mobile-first design.

The good news is that now that I have combined the three separate versions of the site (mobile, desktop, and ad-free member) into a single design, this will free up a ton of my time for working to make the mobile-optimized calculators more desktop/laptop friendly. In fact, some of the redesigned calculators already offer a desktop-optimized form that becomes visible when you increase the width setting of the calculator (within the "Calculator Preferences" expandable panel).

Thank you in advance for your help and patience as I work to improve the redesign.

-Dan

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Travel Budget Calculator Sign

Travel Budget Calculator

This budgeting tool will allow you to create your own self-calculating travel budget worksheet, either from scratch or from sample trip category and expense names. Includes 9 built-in multipliers, a mileage calculator, a gas cost calculator, and an option for printing a blank worksheet. The Tips tab includes:

  • Don't borrow from your future vacations.
  • How to stay on budget while traveling.
  • Give equal focus to the post vacation.
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Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

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Amt saved:Amount saved:Amount saved up for the trip:Amount you have saved up for the trip:

Amount you have saved up for the trip:

Preferably you will enter the amount you have saved up for the trip -- meaning that you will not have to borrow money from your future to pay for the trip. Enter as a dollar amount but without the dollar sign or any commas.

# adults:# of adults:Number of adults:Number of adults:

Number of adults:

Optional: If you want to use the built-in multiplier for adults, enter the number of adult travelers here.

# children:# of children:Number of children:Number of children:

Number of children:

Optional: If you want to use the built-in multiplier for children, enter the number of child travelers here.

# nights:# of nights:Number of nights of lodging:Number of nights of lodging needed:

Number of nights of lodging needed:

Optional: If you want to use the built-in multiplier for lodging nights, enter the number of lodging nights here.

# travel days:# of travel days:Number of travel days:Number of travel days:

Number of travel days:

Optional: If you want to use the built-in multiplier for travel days, enter the number of travel days here. The travel budget calculator will add travel and fun days to arrive at the total number of days.

# fun days:# of fun days:Number of fun days:Number of fun days:

Number of fun days:

Optional: If you want to use the built-in multiplier for fun days (non-travel days), enter the number of fun days here. The travel budget calculator will add travel and fun days to arrive at the total number of trip days.

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Trip Mileage Calculator & Trip Fuel Calculator:

If you will be using a vehicle for travel, this section contains a calculator that will help to estimate the cost of gasoline for trip, as well as a field for entering the estimated total number of miles (miles can then be used as an expense multiplier).

MPG rating:Vehicle MPG rating:Vehicle's miles per gallon rating:Vehicle's miles per gallon rating:

Vehicle's miles per gallon rating:

Optional: If you want to use the built-in fuel cost calculator, enter the vehicle mile per gallon (MPG) rating here.

Cost/gallon:Cost per gallon:Cost per gallon of gasoline:Cost per gallon of gasoline:

Cost per gallon of gasoline:

Optional: If you want to use the built-in fuel cost calculator, enter the cost of one gallon of gasoline here.

# Miles:# of miles:Number of miles:Total number of miles:

Miles calculator:

You can use the following mini calc to add up the miles per travel day, per fun day, and any extra. Entries to these fields will be multiplied by their corresponding number of days entered at the top of the calculator and added together to arrive at the total trip miles.

Travel day miles:
Fun day miles:
Extra miles:
Total miles:

Total number of miles:

Optional: If you want to use the built-in fuel cost calculator, enter the estimated number of drive-miles for the trip. Expand the description in this row to use a mini calc to add up the miles per travel day and/or the number of drive-miles per fun day, plus any extra miles -- all based on the multipliers you entered in the top section of the calculator.

# gallons:# of gallons:Estimated number of gallons of gas:Estimated number of gallons of gasoline:

Estimated number of gallons of gasoline:

If you have completed the prerequisite MPG and total miles entries, this line will show the calculated number of gallons of gas needed for the trip.

Gas cost:Cost of gas:Cost of gas (amt to enter in worksheet):Cost of gasoline (amount to enter in worksheet):

Cost of gasoline (amount to enter in worksheet):

If you have completed the prerequisite MPG, cost per gallon, and total miles entries, this line will show the calculated cost of gasoline for the trip. You can then enter this amount in the travel budget worksheet below -- usually found under the Transportation category.

Travel Budget CategoriesTravel Budget CategoriesTravel Budget Categories and ExpensesTravel Budget Categories and Expenses

Travel Categories and Expenses:

If you would like the Travel Budget Calculator to populate all categories and item fields with suggested titles, tap the Load Sample button in this row. If you would like to clear the category and item titles, tap the Clr button on this row (may also appear as Clear or Clear Worksheet).

Categories: Tap the plus signs (+) to expand each category. Tap the category names to edit them.

Expenses: After expanding a category, tap any expense name (or "Blank") to open a popup wherein you can make changes to the name and budget amount.

Edit Category Name:

Tapping the "Save" button will close the popup and save the changes to the main worksheet, whereas tapping the "Cancel" button will close the popup without saving the changes.

Edit Expense Name and Amount:

Note that the "Times" field only applies if the "Per -->Times" option is selected. Tapping the "Save" button will close the popup and save the changes to the main worksheet, whereas tapping the "Cancel" button will close the popup without saving the changes.

Budget SummaryBudget SummaryBudget SummaryBudget Summary

Budget Summary:

This section of the calculator will keep an updated summary of your entries.

Budget:Travel budget:Budget amount for travel:Amount you are budgeting for travel:

Amount you are budgeting for travel:

This is the budget amount you entered in the top section of the Travel Budget Calculator.

Entered:Total entered:Total of all entered expenses:Total of all entered expenses:

Total of all entered expenses:

This is the total of all expenses you have entered into the Travel Budget Calculator.

Under/-Over:Under/-Over budget:Under/-Over budget:Under/-Over budget:

Under/-Over budget:

This is the amount you are over or under budget. If the result is preceded by a minus sign, your entered expenses exceed the amount you are budgeting for your trip.

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Printable Worksheet Settings:

To create a printable travel budget worksheet, indicate how many blank category and expense rows you want included in the worksheet, and then tap the "Create Printable Worksheet" button. This will open a printer friendly window displaying your current travel budget worksheet.

Note that you can create a blank budget worksheet by leaving all of category and expense amounts set to zero.

Blank cats:Blank categories:Number of blank categories:Number of blank categories:

Number of blank categories:

Select the number of blank categories you would like included in the printable travel budget worksheet. The maximum number of categories that will display in the worksheet is 8. For example if you have 6 categories with entries, but would like two more blanks for later use, select 2 from the drop-down menu. This will include 6 completed categories in the worksheet and two blank categories. If you are printing out a blank worksheet, simply select the total number of categories you would like included.

Blank exp:Blank expense lines:Number of blank expense lines:Number of blank expense lines:

Number of blank expense lines:

Select the number of blank rows you would like included for each category in the printable travel budget worksheet. The maximum number of rows that will display for each category in the worksheet is 10. For example if you have a category with only 4 entries, but would like two more blank rows for later use, select 2 from the drop-down menu. This will include the 4 completed rows, plus two blank rows, for the category in the worksheet . If you are printing out a blank worksheet, simply select the total number of blank rows you would like included for each category.

If you would like to save the current entries to the secure database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

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Help and Tools

Help and Tools:

This section, which you can Unstick or Hide in the Calculator Preferences (just above the top of the calculator), contains the following tabs (content too long to fit within bordered frame can be scrolled up and down):

About: Click this tab for an introduction to the calculator.

Instructions: Click this tab for step-by-step instructions for using the calculator.

Terms: Click this tab for a list of the descriptions that are located within each popup help button (info icons).

PCalc: Click this tab for a handy "pocket" calculator you can use when you need to calculate an entry needed for the calculator.

Data: Click this tab to save a set of entries or a note in between visits. Entries and notes will be stored to your web browser's local storage (if supported by your browser of choice), meaning they can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save entries and notes between devices you can do so by subscribing to the Ad-Free Member Version.

 

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