A couple of regular excuses you will often hear for someone putting off travel plans is a lack of time and money, but neither of those issues is completely insurmountable. Here is a look at some ways to help you plan and fund your travel plans so that instead of trotting out the regular excuses to your friends and family you are looking forward to telling them all about your trip when you get back.
There is some simple savings strategies for you to consider, ways to boost your salary, plus a savvy tip for making your travel money go further.
How to save more towards your trip
The first thing to do is get that bucket list drawn up of amazing places around the globe that you want to visit and then set about drawing up a plan and a savings goal that you can aim for.
Once you have an idea of the realistic amount you need to fulfill your travel ambitions and actually make it happen you can set to work creating a savings goal and using some effective strategies to help you reach your cash target as quickly as possible.
Look out for rewards schemes that could help you with your travel plans. This might be a credit card that gives you points towards airline miles or hotels, or it is an offer that gives you a percentage of your cash back, which can then go towards your travel budget.
There is assistance with personal loans available to help you get your finances in better shape and help with your savings target, and you might find that you could use a loan to consolidate your borrowing, giving you more cash each month to save toward your trip.
Top up your income
Another good way of making the numbers add up and getting to your savings target quicker would be to try and take on some extra work.
There is often plenty of seasonal and temporary opportunities around and if you are disciplined enough to put all the extra cash you earn into your travel fund, you will be able to take that well-earned travel trip earlier than anticipated.
Pick your places
Another good tip to consider is the idea of picking your chosen destinations carefully so that your money goes as far as possible when you get there and it doesn’t cost as much to arrive there in the first place.
If you have dreams of traveling around Europe, fair enough, but many European cities are very expensive to visit and there are many other interesting places on the planet that could definitely broaden your horizons without busting your budget.
Parts of Asia and Africa are interesting and exciting for travelers and rather than saving for longer in order to visit some iconic city destinations, you could jet off sooner to some cheaper but no less stimulating parts of the world.
When you look at the options and different ways to fund your travel plans there should be no reason why you can’t turn your vacation dreams into a reality. – Travel Feeder