Regardless of the duration of your travels it can become quite expensive since both expected and unexpected costs tend to accumulate quickly. You don’t need to be rich to plan for your ultimate vacation. Just save! You’ll never get there if you don’t save for it!
There’s a popular myth floating around that travel is an expensive hobby. Certainly people who travel a lot must have rich parents, lucrative lottery winnings, or work high paying jobs… right?
Normal people can’t afford to travel. It’s far too expensive for the rest of us…
Don’t worry, I understand where you’re coming from. I used to think that way too. As an American who didn’t even know what a hostel or GAP year was, I thought international travel was only for the rich and privileged.
But after traveling the world extensively for the past 6 years, I’m here to tell you world travel is possible for the rest of us too.
How To Save Money For Travel
After countless emails from readers asking about how I’m able to travel the world constantly, I wanted to share some useful tips about how I learned to save money for traveling.
Because in the beginning, before I was earning a living as a blogger, I had to save up on my own. It didn’t come naturally either. In fact I used to be horrible at saving money.
When I quit my job in 2010 to embark on a year long adventure in Central America, I wasn’t rich. I was living in South Florida earning $28,000 a year working as a photographer for used car dealerships and nightclubs in Miami.
Incredibly glamorous, I know…