If you love to travel, you probably wish you could do travel more. Am I right? I have good news. There are several things you can do that can help you travel more. Keep reading, to learn more about a few of them.
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Start a Travel Fund
Scads of people have a hard time-saving money. But, what many of them don’t realize that even small increments add up quite quickly. For example, saving as little as $5 a day for a year results in a nest egg of $1,825.
Are there things you pay for that you can do without? Chances are, your answer is yes. Maybe you buy lunch at work every day. Start packing a lunch instead. Stash the difference to go toward your next trip.
Look for Travel Discounts
If you have a point-earning credit card that can be used for airline or other travel-related discounts, try using it whenever you can. Paying the balance off each month still gives you the points and eliminates unwanted interest from accruing.
Most travel sites have newsletters. Sign up for one. It’s one of the best ways to keep up-to-date on discounts offered. Booking.com is a great site to use when it comes to booking accommodations but currently, my favorite is Travelzoo. In the majority of cases, you don’t have to book with a credit card. You simply pay when you get to your hotel. And, the discounts are FANTASTIC!
Opt for “Staycations”
A staycation is a vacation close to home, many times in your own city or neighborhood. Consider spending the night (or the weekend ) in a nice hotel, one town over.
You can research things to see and do, just like you would if you were traveling hundreds of miles away. You’ll save tons of money on gas or other transportation expenses. Depending on your allotted time off, you may be able to go on an enjoyable staycation several times a year.
Depending on where you are wanting to go you can save a lot of money going in the off-season. If you have kids, find out how many days of school they are allowed to miss without you getting in trouble.
Consider Job-Related Travel Options
Of course, not everyone will be able to take advantage of this tip. Because there are lots of jobs that don’t require travel. However, depending on the industry you work in, you may be able to travel for job-related conferences or training. If you have available vacation days, you can extend the trip by tacking on a few of them to either the beginning or end of your stay.
Another option is to get a telecommuting job. Again, not everyone is in the position to pack up and live on the road. But, if it’s “doable”, you can work virtually anywhere you want to.
Now that you have a few ideas, in regard to how to travel more, you’re that much closer to packing for your next trip. It’s no secret that traveling is a wonderful way to relieve stress while exploring destinations you’ve never been to or returning to the places you love the most.
By taking advantage of some of the suggestions, you’ll probably be traveling before you know it. Better yet, it’s probably easier to accomplish than you think. Don’t forget to pack your most comfortable shoes!