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Tips to Help Fund Your Next Travel Adventure


If you’ve ever been bitten by the travel bug you know how exciting the whole process can be.  From arranging who to go with, the destination, planning the details of the journey from flights to accommodation, even shopping for clothes to wear on your travels.  When you don’t have the funds to pay for your current dream holiday though that’s all it can remain, a dream.  Fortunately, there are ways around this to help fund adventures all around the world.

Freelance on the Go

Freelance work is an incredible way of earning money on your own terms.  Want to travel around the world?  You can!  It is possible to go see the sights, enjoy a hot or cold climate, and meet the locals while being a freelancer.  I’ve heard a number of times that sites like Upwork and Fiverr are great platforms for freelancers and those seeking freelancers.  What’s great about these websites is that the work you complete and the money you earn is protected, so if someone attempts to get away without paying, you’ll still receive the money you’ve worked for.

Whether you’re good at proofreading or you are skilled in graphic design, you could easily sign yourself up to one of these websites and earn yourself some money whilst travelling.

Invest for a Steady Return

Sometimes to make money you will need to invest money.  This also applies to funding your travelling bug.  An investment in property, for example, would give you a steady return to spend on travelling.  Not only would you have a place to stay when you’re in the area, but can easily rent the property out for the rest of the year.

Of course, you’d need to make sure that you have the money to invest in the first place.  If you were to say, search Kuala Lumpur new house for sale, you could find a decent priced property to help bring in a nice return for your travels.

Work While Travelling

We’ve talked about freelancing, but that’s not the only kind of work that you can do while travelling. You can find jobs in many destinations including waitressing, bar work or even working as a tour guide.  This may even keep you in one place for longer than anticipated, give you the chance to explore the area more thoroughly and give you the chance to save for future destinations.

Many jobs abroad are often only available during tourists season too, so you may find that you’re working during the summer and then able to travel to other destinations during the winter.

Find a Job That Takes you Around the World

There are many jobs that may require you to travel the world as part of your contract.  Whether that be for business meetings or to make new connections, it’s not impossible to find a company that’s willing to pay for your travelling expenses.  I’ve heard of people working as nannies and travelling around the world to some amazing places.

Alternatively, you could apply for a job on a cruise ship and travel the world that way. Not only would you be making money while seeing the world, but you’d have a free place to stay with food and drink included.

Try House Sitting

A great of travelling around the world is by house sitting for holidaymakers.  Many people need their homes to still function while they’re away and are happy for you to stay there and keep an eye on things – for free!  While you might not necessarily make any money for this kind of thing, the flip side is you don’t have to worry about the cost of accommodation.  All you’d have to do is keep the home clean, feed pets (if any), and oversee any maintenance such as pool cleaners (most instances this means overseeing a machine doing most of the hard work) and gardeners.

Plus, during your stay, you could find something that would make you money. Whether that be a job in the local town or you try your hand at freelancing, you could make money as well as having completely free accommodation!

As you can see, there are many ways to fund your adventures around our wonderful planet that don’t necessarily take much effort or research from you.

Do you have any tips to help other’s fund their dream holiday?


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This Post Has 45 Comments

  1. These are all wonderful tips. I’ve learned that creating a travel account to put the money earned really helps.

    1. That can help. It’s amazing how fast the money can build up.

  2. These are some great ideas! I do want to be able to travel more, so I will keep these ideas in mind.

    1. It’s nice to be able to afford to travel. These tips should help you x

  3. House sitting. I would soooo have done this! Unfortunately now, it’s not so much in the cards for me since I have a 4-month-old, but man, oh man, it’s a super easy way to make some money!

    1. And a great way to stay in a gorgeous location away from home.

  4. Oh never thought of that, I love to travel but sometimes I don’t have the funds to. Applying to work for a cruise ship is a great idea.

    1. That must be a fun way to do it!!! I have heard from a few people that they have the most amazing time.

  5. I have always wanted to travel more than I do now. I think housesitting could be a cool gig to get traveling!

    1. It does sound like fun. I’d love to do it too.

  6. I would love a job that takes me to the world! I am working from home now but I always bring my laptop when traveling so I can still earn.

    1. That’s great. t can help so much to be able to get a bit of work in when you travel. Bills still need to be paid.

  7. These are smart tips for sure. There are many ways to save up and fund a vacation. We always try to save up for a few months when we’re planning a trip.

    1. It can help to save before you go although some find they can earn whilst travelling which is good too.

  8. I am seriously considering taking up travel blogging and will have to freelance and work while I travel in order to fund my travel. This article has been so helpful. Thank you

    1. Glad you found it useful. That sounds really exciting. Hope it goes well x

  9. I would love to have a job that would take me around the world. There are a few travel bloggers/writers that I follow and they have traveled to a lot of countries already.

    1. I’ve heard some get to see amazing places but it isn’t always easy to do it that way. If you travel and work or house sit it can be far easier to get that travel in and earn at the same time.

  10. Great tips! I love traveling and the best way to fund my travel is using the right credit card to earn travel reward.

    1. That is a good way to make a save on your next journey.

  11. Great tips! My husband and I are already planning our next vacation even though it won’t be for another year or too. I’m always looking for ways to save too.

  12. These are really useful and interesting, thankyou for the informative post

  13. An investment property is a great idea. Depending on the length of time spent traveling, working while away is a good idea too and a way to dive into local cultures.

    1. They both work well. Of course investing depends on if you have the funds for the initial purchase.

  14. Great tips! I’m always looking for new ways to find my adventures and some of these ideas might help!

  15. Traveling is definitely expensive, especially as a family! Both my kids are older now, so we have to pay full airfare etc. It is good to set aside money in a travel fund and find ways to add to it.

    1. It really is. Maybe house sitting would work for you as you can get to stay in some amazing homes and holiday at the same time.

  16. Wow, That would be so great thanks for this to get some idea and to know some of the best places to offer. But all of those are really beautiful.

    1. It’s great to pay your way as you take in new sights.

  17. I LOVE traveling and I will do anything extra to fund my trips! Great post!

  18. These are really great tips, I like the idea of working while traveling and saving money for the dream travel.

    1. It can be great for those that are single or have a partner doing the same. You can see so much more of the world.

  19. I’m afraid I’m quite boring when it comes to funding holidays, I just have a regular savings account, but it works!

    1. If it works for you it’s great. Happy travels Susie x

  20. ive never actually heard of housesitting for people abroad

    1. It is a great way to get to see new places.

  21. I’ve always wanted to travel. Finding a job that took me around the world would be amazing. My sister was a flight attendant and loved it.

    1. I bet she saw some great places. That would be a great job

  22. I always work whilst travelling, it’s definitely one way I fund my adventures, love your tips.

    1. Thanks Anosa. It can be great to help you travel around the world.

  23. Great tips! Thanks 👍🏻

    1. Glad you liked the post Victoria 🙂

  24. Brilliant ideas, if only I could travel more. Thanks for the post.

  25. love travelling but dont have funds to do so having a big family some great tips here

  26. I have never been abroad I would love to go one day

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