Budgeting Travel Tips – How To Fund Once-In-A-Lifetime Traveling Experiences

Budgeting Travel Tips

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Traveling to exciting new destinations can be a life-changing and eye-opening experience, but it certainly is not cheap. Going on an adventure-filled trip can be a huge expense when you factor in costs such as flights, travel, accommodation, food, activities, insurance and all of the other associated costs. In addition to this, you may not have any money coming in during this trip which makes it even harder to finance. With this in mind, here are a few tips for getting together the money that you need in order to fund the trip and make sure that it is the best possible experience.

Online Work

There are many online jobs available which can be a fantastic way to supplement your income and quickly save up money. Many of these can be done remotely and at a time to suit you, so you may even be able to do this work whilst on a trip which can make it much easier to finance. Copywriting, tutoring, web design and programming are just a few examples, but there are many other ways that you can easily make money online.

Rent Out Your Room

If you are going on a big trip, then your property/bedroom will be vacant for the duration of this which is a wasted opportunity. People are often looking to rent out a property or bedroom on a short-term basis (particularly if you live in a major city), so consider renting this out during your trip to cover your costs.

Sell What You Don’t Need

Most people have a house filled with items that they no longer need. The internet has made it incredibly easy to sell what you no longer need, and you might be surprised at just how much you could make by selling old books, DVDs, or video games, for instance.

Property Investments

Investing is a fantastic way to boost your income as (hopefully) you will continue to receive money whilst on the trip without having to lift a finger. Real estate is a good way to invest and particularly when you use apps like the Fundrise app – this is a service that enables you to invest in otherwise unaffordable properties through the power of crowdfunding. This could help to afford the trip and also provide your spending money whilst away.

Bar Work

Bar work (or something similar) whilst you are traveling can be a great way to keep your finances in a healthy state during your trip. In addition to this, bar work abroad can also be fantastic fun, and it is a good way to get to know the area, meet new people and experience the destination’s culture.

Travel can be a life-changing experience and something that everybody should do at some point in their life, but it can also be highly expensive with many ongoing costs. The above are all great ways to fund the trip and will help you to have the best possible experience by making sure that you are not restricted by your finances.

Bonus: Finding a junk car buyer to sell an old, busted car that you don’t use anymore can also be an easy way to increase your travel funds.

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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