It may be 2019, but we are all still working as hard as possible to make financial ends meet. One of the things in life that we are all struggling to add is more culture, and travel is something that provides that. The problem? It costs money! Travelling isn’t always cheap; while it can be, it also depends on how much you’re willing to give up resorts and hotels and camp out. So, as it’s 2019, you need to book that trip of a lifetime, and you need to get smart about how to afford it. Travelling costs money, which isn’t limitless as a resource for a lot of people who want to head out into the world. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that you can realistically save for your dream trip and make some memories!
Plan Your Budget
The very first step to planning a dream trip is to plan your budget. How much money will your dream trip cost, from the flights and hotels to the excursions that you want to go on? Once you have an amount, you can work out how to save for it, from squirreling your pennies to long term secured loans that will give you some freedom to enjoy your hunt for more culture in your life. Take the time to get the cost right, too, so that you’re not left trying to find money elsewhere.
Keep Your Goals In Mind
When you’re buying your TV package and daily coffees and lunch, how much are you spending out unnecessarily? Start looking at the budget you are living to and work out places you can cut your expenses. You can swap to making your own lunches and coffees and save a lot of money per month for your trip. For every latte you miss drinking, you can focus on your goal of a journey of a lifetime around the world.
Cancel Your Subscriptions
Netflix is fantastic, as are many online subscriptions, but saving money is going to get you where you want to be; not Netflix! So, it’s time to cut down on your subscriptions. If you really can’t live without them, gather your friends and all put in for a group account that you all use instead. Splitting the cost can help you to save your money better so that you can truly enjoy your trip.
Have you ever gone long haul before on vacation? You can have grand plans in mind, but you need to ensure that you are ready for such a trip. The best thing that you can do if you’re nervous about travelling so far away is to build yourself up. Take some trips in places you want to visit closer to home and really feed your wanderlust. Building your confidence to travel is just as important as building up your savings.
Going on that lifetime trip may feel like something out of reach, but it’s the best thing that you could do for yourself. It’s 2019: It’s time to live a little!
See you in my next post!