I Haven't Been Everywhere, But It's On My List: Travel More in 2017

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Travel is one of the most beneficial things you will ever do. It opens your mind, gives you a new perspective and allows you to see and to things you just wouldn’t have the opportunity to do any other way. If you’re in a place in your life where you can get out there and see the world, don’t let a thing like money hold you back. You can always earn more, but you won’t necessarily have the chance to see the world your whole life. When you’re tied down with your job, when you have a family and other responsibilities, being free and travelling becomes a lot more difficult. Seize the chance while you can! Here’s how you can go about it.
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Borrow Money To Pay For The Trip
The most difficult part of paying for a trip, is the upfront payment. The plane tickets to get you out of the country, the transfers, the accommodation for when you arrive. Once this initial part is booked, you’re pretty much good to go. You could borrow money from a site like Money Boat, or you could set up a bank account and save hard until you have enough. Either way, getting that first payment out of the way gives you something to work towards. You have other ways of earning money or getting by cheaply on your travels.

Work While You’re Away
If you don’t have a huge budget but want to travel, working while you’re away is a great way to fund your trip. If you have a blog or Youtube channel which already makes you money, you could continue this while you’re away. Many places have free wifi and all you really need is a laptop and camera. You could sign up to a freelancing site and take on jobs in your spare time. Alternatively, you could look into working abroad or volunteering opportunities. These provide you with accommodation and food in return for your help, a great way to get out there and see a new place in the world.

Go Backpacking
Backpacking is a cheap way to travel. If you sign up to a chain of hostels, you have accommodation to stay in throughout your trip across different cities and countries around the world. You can explore markets and eat street food, stop at cafes or even go to grocery stores to pick up essentials, so eating is cheap. And as most of your travel will be on foot and public transport, there’s not a huge cost to cover here either.

Work out a budget and how much things will cost, and then do what you can to make it happen! If you have to save and go without luxuries for a while, it’s worth it. If you have to be flexible in your plans, just make it happen. Just get out there, you won’t regret it.

Where are you planning on travelling to this year? Do you let money hold you back when it comes to travel, or do you find ways to make it work?

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