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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 12 Comments

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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