How to save $ for travel in 2020(Save this post!)
Before quitting my job to travel, I spent 2 yrs saving so that I could travel for a yr without working. I would be able to travel long term on a (extreme) budget - staying in hostels, traveling low cost countries, volunteering, etc. That’s how I traveled for a year straight with no income. WORTH. IT. Whether you want to save for a weekend trip or a yr of travel, here are some tips to help:
Created a travel savings fund - I created a savings fund specifically dedicated to my travels. Any extra money would go here.
Get A Side Hustle - If you have time, consider a 2nd job. While working in full time corporate HR, I’d sometimes do brand ambassador jobs for $20/hr. That $ was solely for travel.
No shopping - I started off as a fashion blogger bc I couldn’t afford travel. Then I realized I had to choose one & travel was a no brainer for me. Travel felt like a true investment, so I stopped shopping or only shopped 2nd hand & sales. Whatever your vice, consider lowering those costs.
Cook @ home - Check your bank account to see how much you spend on eating out or coffees. Every bit adds up.
Cut out cable - It’s 2020. Internet + Hulu + Netflix will probably get the job done!
Get a Roomate - This is more drastic, but it’s what I did and it helped me save $600+/month over the course of 2 years. I was determined to make this happen. I didn’t want to fall into the trap of spending a lot more just because I was earning more. I didn’t want to tie myself down to any to car payments, house notes, etc - even though i could have.
Create a budget - most of us don’t even realize how much we’re spending & what for. Check out @daveramsey for budgeting tips!
If travel is on your bucketlist or vision board this year, keep these tips in mind! this would look different for everyone. One person may not have to cut anything out of their lives while another person might have to pick up a side gig. We all have different priorities, responsibilities, lifestyles, etc. Hope this helps!
How have you saved up to travel or anything else for that matter? What sacrifices have you made?
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Snapshot of 17 year old G&A. We decided to take photos to remind ourselves one day that we used to walk over the muddy fields in the pitch black to see eachother!
Now ask me if long distance is worth it, it always has been, makes me wonder about the people that have it easy if they would last through a bit distance when they grill me about whether we will work it out. Just saying!
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Tag someone you'd love to share evening bike rides with along these shimmering canals.
While walking I looked around myself and noticed how there were 3 prominent colors around me. Blue, yellow gold from the lights, and silver from the many handle bars of bikes. I wanted to try and capture this beautiful moment somehow which culminated in this shot.
📸: @sonyalpha SONYA7RIII || @sigmaphoto 20mm f/1.4 || ISO 2500 || f/4.0 || 1/40.
❔ The more you know №16: There are 165 Amsterdam canals that combine for a length of over 100 kilometers (about 60 miles). The Canal Ring became part of the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2010.
💡Pro tip №107: Understand dominant and receding colors. In photography, the dominant colors are the warm colors, e.g. red, yellow, and orange. These colors are considered dominant because they reach our eyes before the cooler colors. The cooler colors are the receding colors, e.g. blue, green and purple. Us this to give subtle impacts in your shots. I tried to use it to frame here with dominant colors creating a framing around the edge and the receding colors providing a different impact in the center.
Places that leave you speechless 👆 Stumbled across this lagoon whilst island hopping when our original boat broke down and we couldn't go to the places we initially had planned. Turned out to be quite magical anyway ✨
Rerouting is sometimes the best way of finding hidden places you normally wouldn't see. We took a canoe into the lagoon and it was hard to grasp it is even real. The blue water, black rock formations and white sand. We managed to get some good shots there as well while (almost) being all alone 🧡 hope you like it!