Splitwise: The Perfect Group Travel App | Travel Hack
Updated: Dec 1, 2020
Group trips are the best. Whether it's a girl's holiday, a couples retreat or a weekend away with your mates, it's pretty much guaranteed that you're going to have a great time, and it usually works out cheaper per person too! Although it's more affordable to travel in a group sometimes, it can also get complicated. You could split everything as and when you pay for it, each pay for an entire thing of roughly the same amount, or maybe even have someone pay for the whole thing and then get everyone to send over money at the end (I've been there and let me tell you: I do not recommend). Either way, it ain't easy. Or rather it wasn't easy... until now.
I've recently discovered the Splitwise app and it has turned splitting costs into the easiest thing in the world. Here's how it works:
The app basically allows you to log your spending, and then does all the maths for you at the end. You just invite everyone involved into a little group and add your spending as you go along.
You can have the app tally up who owes what at the end of the day, after a few hours, or even after a few weeks if you're splitting a longer holiday.
For example, when my friend and I went out for dinner and drinks a few weeks back, we could log who bought which round, who covered food, who got dessert etc, and then once we were done, the app found out who owed who a bit of money at the end, making sure everything was split evenly for the day.
It doesn't have to be split completely evenly either, you can modify each spend to say how it needs splitting. The app will work for you in whichever way you need.
Maybe you've gone away for the weekend, splitting everything down the middle, but then for dinner one of you wants to treat the other? Easy! You can just log it and say its being covered by one particular person. Or maybe you're all pitching in, except one because it's their birthday? Again, easy! Just tell the app to skip that person when splitting the cost. One of you earns more and so split everything 70/30? Great! Just tell the app and it will get calculating.
It's such a simple concept, so simple you may not even feel like you need it, but I promise you it will make life so much easier, and make sure none of you get left short because let's face it... we've all been there.
You can get the app on the Apple Store or on Google Play for completely free.
And that's all for today folks, just a quick PSA for you all. For more travel hacks and real time adventures, make sure you're following me over on Instagram. I'll see you in the next one, Meg x