5 Ways to Fund Your Travels, Let the Travel Bug Free

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We all have that hidden passion in us that just keeps calling our names. Sometimes we have to whisper back, “no” because it’s not the right time. But when do we say yes?

We say yes today because tomorrow is never promised. So you want to backpack through Southeast Asia, ride the waves in Oceania and dance in Africa. Do it now!

Here are 5 Ways you can let that travel bug free.

5. Visit friends and family

Go visit that distant aunt in Alaska and help her count the ice caps for the month. You’ll never know how much fun you’ll have. Don’t say you’ll try to visit her when you get some time off of work. Request some time off now and just go.

Go the extra mile and visit your recently turned expat friend from college. They just might show you the time of your life because they miss you just as much as you miss them.

4. Work as you go

Some of these stable jobs won’t even give you a decent lunch break, let alone a vacation. So take that risk, pack your things, and get a job abroad.

You can teach English in a foreign land. In some places, foreign language proficiency is not even required.

There is also a Work & Travel visa that allows you to spend an exciting year in Australia. Stringing together jobs through this program might seem tough, but it’s something to consider if teaching is not for you.

3. Find affordable travel packages

If you have that job that is generous about vacation time, treat yourself to a nice vacation package. You can find all-inclusive resorts at Cheapcaribbean.com where the air fare is also included. You might even go on a cruise.

Check out EF Tours to find affordable packages for destinations abroad such as the “Across the English Channel” or “Discover South Africa” tour.

2. Fundraise

Ask supporting family and friends to help you out. A little bit can go a long way. You can also ask the world for help by setting up a gofundme account.

Better yet, get rid of your old things with a yard sale or Craigslist ad. After all, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

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1. Save Your Money

Save 10 percent of everything you make and look for side gigs for extra cash. Get a reusable cup, brew your own coffee and ditch the morning runs to Starbucks. You’d be surprised at how much you can save by doing this.

Although it does not seem like a lot, but if you’re a New Yorker, return your empty water bottles to get your bottle deposit back. It adds up in the end.

Don’t be afraid to fund your travels.

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