It can be hard to prioritise travel, let’s face it, life gets in the way some time. Commitments at home, work, money, they can all create speed bumps as you try to live your dream. In this guest post Roxana gives us some tips on how to organise yourself to travel more.
If you’re a passionate traveller who can’t wait to embark on a new adventure, but who also has a full-time job that doesn’t really allow it – welcome to the club, we completely understand your concerns! Even though it seems impossible, the truth is that there are ways to successfully organize your life to travel more. If you’re intrigued, just keep on reading because we have five useful tips on how to accomplish that. Check them out and start packing your bags!
Live A Minimalist Lifestyle In The First Place
Minimalism is a lifestyle that’s beneficial on a lot of levels – including the financial one, as it can help you save some money and invest it in your future trips. First of all, living in a small apartment usually means that you’ll spend less money on living costs. Besides that, did you know that taking a bus or a train or even going for a cheap car hire instead of buying a car can save you thousands of dollars annually? That surely is a number worth considering. Of course, you should also do your best to spend less cash on buying new things, so make sure to purchase only what you really need. After all, a new pair of shoes you don’t even need won’t make you as happy as a trip you’ve been planning forever, so set your priorities straight and spend your money wisely!
Work Remotely And Earn Money While Travelling
In case you weren’t familiar with the term, digital nomads are people who travel and work via a laptop and an internet connection at the same time. They are usually freelancers, and this means that they can spend their time every day exactly how they want it, allowing them to take longer trips without taking too much time off work. If you think that you can work remotely and work while on the go, you should definitely try it out. The benefits are beyond amazing, as you’ll get a chance to explore the destination in the evening while working from your hotel room in the morning. It sounds quite fantastic, right?
Master The Art Of Financial Planning
Make your yearly financial plan just for travelling. This way you will always know what amount is at your disposal. Make it a monthly plan and if you don’t spend your monthly allowance, just add it to the next one. Keep an eye on cheap flights, and discount accommodation offers. If you are using a flight search engine like Momondo or EDreams make an alert for a destination of your choosing and they will email you when the prices for that location drop.
Choose Inexpensive Destinations
If you simply don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on a luxurious trip, you should definitely choose an inexpensive destination and make it work for you. The truth is that there are a lot of expensive countries to visit nowadays, which is exactly why you should save your money and go on a trip you can afford at the moment. For example, Thailand has become much more expensive lately, simply because it has a reputation of a country accessible to first-time travellers. On the other hand, Cambodia is far cheaper than it, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t enjoy its wonders to the max. On the contrary, Cambodia, too, has a rich history, delicious foods, and an endless amount of natural beauty, and it won’t break the bank. Does it get better than that? We don’t think so!
Travel Hack And Get Free Flights
Last but certainly not least, travel hacking is a fabulous way to basically travel for free. Even though it can be a bit mind-boggling in the beginning, it’s actually based on building up miles and/or points by signing up and spending money through credit cards. For example, you can sign up for several travel credit cards, collect your miles, and then fly for free! A large number of cards offer sign-up bonuses of 50,000 points, and these can help you get a cheap flight faster. This is particularly true if you sign up for both an airline card and a general rewards card, as combining the two balances will save your money and get you an almost free flight. If that’s what you need in your life, sign up for those travel credit cards and start collecting your miles right now!
As you can see, there are a lot of fantastic ways to help you successfully organize your life in order to travel more. If that’s exactly what you’re looking for, all you have to do is to stick to our tips and guidelines and you’ll make that happen, without a shadow of a doubt!
Roxana is from Sydney. She is a lifestyle consultant and travel lover, who loves to write about her adventures. Also passionate about the healthy lifestyle, she loves to run with her husband and dogs. Writing about her adventures is something that she loves to do, as well as cooking exotic meals for her family. A typical Aussie, she loves beaches and sunshine, and you can often find her hitting the waves. Find out more about her writing by following her on Twitter and Facebook. She is also one of the editors at Highstylife Magazine.