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Traveling all the way around the world means seeing places you knew nothing about before, experiencing cultures that are completely alien to you and meeting all kinds of fantastic people along the way. Having seen Rome, Morocco and Paris most recently, I’m starting to get that travel bug, itching to go someplace new.
However, it also means spending a considerable sum of money, and that’s something I need to be prepared for. So if you want to travel but don’t yet have the cash to make it happen, here’s how you can start saving so that one day your dreams will be a reality.
Find Your Travel Motivation
Everyone who wants to travel has a reason for wanting to. So make this central to your planning. It’s so easy to give up when you realise the scale of the challenge that’s facing you, but when you have solid and clear motivators driving you on, it’s much easy to ride out the tough times. So find your travel motivation whatever that may be.
For me, I want to check out as many places as I can before starting a family.
Cut Your Day to Day Travel Costs
If you want to travel long distances in the future, you should think about how you handle those short distances today. For many people, running a car can be one of the biggest expenses they have. By switching to public transport, you can often save a lot of money. It’s worth looking into because you can make this work, you’ll have a lot less to pay for.
Start Saving Air Miles to Reduce Your Costs
Lots of people assume that gaining Air Miles is only possible by purchasing flight tickets, however that’s not the case. There are lots of ways in which you can pick these up and start collecting them right away if you want to.
Sites like Sunny.co.uk will give you all the information you need, and you might be surprised by just how easy they are to come across. I think this is something I’m going to look into if travelling for me becomes a regular thing.
Invest in a Money Pot That You Can Only Break Open Once
Money pots are great for throwing your loose change in and forgetting about it until the time comes when you want to spend it. You need to choose one that only allows you to retrieve the money by smashing it open. By doing this, you’ll make sure that you’re never tempted to dip into it and take some of the cash out.
Spend Less on Lunch Each Day
Lunch is another huge source of expenditure for many people. But do you really need to be paying for food during the day? It’s so much smarter to simply take something with you because food retailers charge you far more than you’d pay if you made your lunch at home. I’ve started doing this a lot more because of our house move.
Traveling the world is a worthy aim to have, and you shouldn’t let anything throw you off course if that’s what you want to do. It’s going to be expensive though, so make sure you fully understand the costs before you even start saving. Once you’ve done that, the grind can begin, but it’ll all be worth it in the end.
Are you planning on travelling anywhere soon? Let me know in the comments below.
*Disclaimer – This is a collaborative post that is part pre-written.