Clever Ways To Fund Your Travels

Maybe you love to bask in the delight of an exotic island destination. Or perhaps you enjoy safari trips, sun-kissed in the warmth of a game reserve in Africa. Traveling is fun and offers immense benefits to the body and mind.

But, unless you have a heap of cash to burn, traveling regularly can also be a very expensive venture that can quickly drain your pockets. A great way to continue enjoying your love for traveling is to find creative ways to fund your travels. And here are some easy ways to do just that!

Make money while on the go

Almost every travel lover spends some time preparing for their trips by saving up some money. But it is also possible to earn money while you travel. This way, you will have enough to spend during your trip, and you can save enough to fund your future travel adventures.

If you’re thinking about creating a travel fund (which is important), the money you earn during your travels can go straight into that fund. You can earn in several ways while traveling, such as freelancing online or selling photos or videos. Both options open you up to several lucrative opportunities.

You can be a freelance writer or graphic designer, making receiving clients from varying industries and locations easily. Choose to sell pictures you take during your travels with photography. You can also sell other photographic content such as foot pics to an interested online community (for real foot modeling is a thing!) or join creative content creation platforms like Tik Tok and Patreon.

Clever Ways To Fund Your Travels

Get paid to travel

Another smart way to make money while you travel is to find jobs that pay you to travel. Several options include travel blogging, public speaking, teaching languages in foreign countries, working on cruise ships, working as a flight attendant, and many more.

The most important thing here is to ensure that you qualify for such jobs. That means signing up for training programs or courses to make it easier to land such jobs.

Spend your money wisely

In looking for creative ways to make money while traveling, spending the little you already have wisely is important. Cutting back on your spending is a great way to save more to fund your travels!

Consider cutting back on extra expenses like eating in fancy restaurants all the time, always booking luxury hotels, sticking to private transportation, etc. Also, it might help to cut back on some monthly expenses like entertainment subscriptions that eat into your monthly budget.

Add extra income streams at home

If you’re not always on the road, you can spend your time at home creating extra sources of income. And just like the money you can earn while on the road, you can put this extra income into a travel fund.

You can do several things to make more money in your home country, including selling a few things you don’t need or getting a side hustle.

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an the author of "Getting Laid" and "Getting Baked". A sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky, when she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s making tea and writing about country living and artisan culture.
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