Kate saved 13k in less than a year, Silvia saved 44k and Alex funded 4 years of amazing travel all with hard work. So why is money keeping you from traveling? Whether you are considering extended travel, an exotic vacation, or a weekend trip the need to save money to travel is often one of the first things that come to mind. That is why we have compiled these 5 inspiring stories. For many aspiring travelers money is a real issue that some may not find their way around. If you consider yourself one of these people, save your self some time…flag this post for future use…stop reading…move on to another post…continue dreaming…and when you are done with dreaming and decide to start living…come back to this page. I don’t say this because you will not find the resources listed here useful, but because your mind has already decided that there are no possibilities available for you. However, if you understand that you are in charge of your own future and that future includes travel then read and enjoy.
Here are some inspiring stories of how fellow travelers budgeted for their trips. Some may seem circumstantial or pure luck, but what they all have in common is sacrificing the short term for the big picture and hard work. Sorry no magic pill or money tree if you want it you have to work for it.
- Alex from Wanderlust and the Girl shows how she funded 4 years of travel by going back home and working different jobs in between travels: http://wanderlustandthegirl.com/how-i-funded-four-years-of-travel/
- Kate from Adventurous Kate (one of the most followed female bloggers) talks about how she saved $13,000 USD in less than 1 year by working her brains out and making many sacrifices: http://www.adventurouskate.com/how-i-saved-13000-for-travel-in-just-seven-months/
- Silvia from Heart My Backpack shows how teaching English in a remote town can be well worth the sacrifice. She saved $44,000 USD while she was working and traveling abroad: http://www.heartmybackpack.com/heart/afford-travel-world/
- Still need some convincing? Or do you already have a set budget and need to see where it can take you? Then, check out this guide from World of Wanderlust where she spells out a step-by-step guide for budgeting your next trip. http://www.worldofwanderlust.com/how-to-budget-for-travel-a-complete-guide/
- And there is no travel/money/budget/ freedom combination complete if I do not include Nora Dunn’s Financial Travel Tips: http://www.theprofessionalhobo.com/financial-travel-tips/
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