Travel Like a Pro, with an Amateur Paycheck

You get one life, so live it well. Easier said than done, right? No, wrong!

What if I told you there were ways you could travel this world like you owned it, without having to make more than minimum wage? They say the more you experience, the more you value and appreciate the little things. But, while that sounds nice to the ear, what if all you could afford were the little things? Should you miss out on experiencing life?

The trick to living the lifestyle many of us dream of is a lot more attainable than you may think, and here are three ways to do it:

  1. Become a travel blogger – Is travel the only passion you have? Are you a good to great writer? If you have a laptop, a little imagination, and a lot of ambition, you can become a travel blogger. Why not get paid to do something you want to do anyways? There are plenty of opportunities out there, you just have to know where to look.
  2. Cut back the expenses – This is always easier said than done, but it is uber important. Look at your next bank statement and see where you spend the most money and then cut that in half! Aside from student loans and other bills, you should be able to cut back on almost all your “fun” expenses. If your vice is shopping, start shopping at discount stores instead of expensive department stores. A great example of this is Surfdome, which sells everything you will need for your next adventure anyways!
  3. Start a Go Fund Me account (or something similar) – Offer an exclusive on your photos or a cameo on your blog in exchange for a few dollars towards your trip. You would be surprised by how many people will support someone’s wishes like travel and adventure.

Worried about the cost to explore Mother Earth? When planning your next adventure, remember that there is always room for champagne taste on a beer budget. With that being said, when was the last time you visited somewhere new? Statistics show that most people will visit someplace they have already gone over choosing a new destination. It’s true that we all have our favorite spots around the world – whether they be quaint like St. Augustine, Florida or bold like Tokyo Japan – but the rush and excitement of experiencing something for the very first time can never be replaced.