Many people include traveling the world in their bucket lists but not all succeed in making it a reality, saying they don’t have the time and money. Of course, traveling isn’t free at all and you have to set aside funds to do so. But this is doable and the key here is having a game plan. Whether you plan on taking a sabbatical and spending a year in South America or head of to Asia for months, it pays to prepare for your trip.
Here are some tips if you are eyeing for a long-term travel:
Build Your Travel Fund
If you were not lucky enough to inherit a fortune and have to save up to take a vacation, you can start by setting aside money specifically for your travel. You can either open a bank account for traveling which you will not spend for other needs or have a travel fund jar income where you will put in loose change and a part of your monthly income.
De-clutter and Monetize Stuff You Don’t Need.
How would you the idea of being a minimalist and at the same time get big bucks while getting rid of the clutter? You can have a garage sale and sell that big furniture you have been meaning to replace and those signature clothes you don’t get to wear. Or if you plan to be gone for long, you might want to sell your car. By doing so, you can turn your unused things into money.
Replenish Your Travel Fund by Getting a Job.
While on the road for months, you will be spending and adding up to your funds can prove helpful. If you are travelling to Asia, you can be an English language teacher or do online jobs like writing and editing. Look for job opportunities you can do part-time.
Traveling is not free but if you have a long-term plan, exploring different places is not impossible.