You may think you can’t travel because it’s “too expensive”, but by following these tips, YOU can finally afford that dream vacation.
Tip #1: Get rid of bad habits
Skip that Starbucks latte, magazine subscription, or even a pack of cigarettes. All that money adds up. If you spend maybe $5 on a latte once a week, that’s $260 a year. And that $260 could have paid for about 2 nights at a 4-star hotel in Paris, France. Every $5 counts! Which leads to the next tip!
Tip #2: Set aside $5 a day
That’s all it takes. If you save $5 a day, you will have $1,825! Which is enough for a round trip ticket (*Prices may vary). It shouldn’t be hard since you hopefully stopped getting that once-a-week latte.
Tip #3: Get the right credit card
Most larger names will give you “miles”, and when these miles add up, you can get some awesome travel benefits from them. Such as: FREE PLANE TICKETS! Just note, you usually have to do a lot of traveling to get a free plane ticket, but it’s possible! So when signing up for a credit card, be sure you sign up for one that has some starting miles (can range from 20,000-40,000 miles). DO YOUR RESEARCH! Some credit cards are more worthy than others!
Tip #4: Sell things
I bet you have items around your house that you don’t need and/or don’t use. I’m guilty of hoarding stuffed animals, clothes, cosmetics, video games, and art supplies… in the past. Recently I have sold most of my stuff. I suggest trying to sell things on Ebay or Craigslist. But also I suggest having a garage sale, because you can sell pretty much anything and people will most likely buy it. By all means, sell, sell, SELL! I’ve made a couple hundred dollars from selling an old designer purse, office supplies, clothes, toys, and electronics. And that money is going in my savings account that I’ve reserved for my travels.
I hope these travel tips were helpful! Happy travels!
COMMENT CHALLENGE: Let me know in the comments below what travel tips YOU would suggest!