The estimated amount that you spend on travel usually sounds too much. Every time I talk about frequent traveling, people mention that it’s too expensive. If you love traveling, open the door of your passion. I am living my life on purpose. People say they can’t afford to travel. That is true to some extent but there is a remedy for it. It involves saving money. There is so much you do with money without exploring the option of saving that extra cash.
Here below are some of the ways that you can save money for travel without sacrificing your daily comfort.
1. Reduce Caffeine Addiction
Americans are known to spend so much money on coffee daily. It sounds like a mere $2 or $5 when it is just for a day but when added up for a long period of time, the money can sum up to reasonable amount for some travel expenses. Every little thing counts. You can actually reduce the coffee intake or simply brew coffee at home, which will be more cost efficient.
2. Leave or Reduce Alcohol Addiction
Stopping the alcohol addiction is not only beneficial to your health but also helpful in saving you some money, which can be used for travel. Therefore, you should consider letting go off alcohol and some parties that are known to make people overspend their hard earned money. Have a movie night with friends at home with some beer and wine, instead of going out in regular basic.
3. Cut down the cost of Cable
Do not be addicted to TV but rather choose to save the cable money for travel. Cable bill may cost more than $100 per month and hence it can be avoided if possible. I can watch any news that I am interested to watch on the internet. Ever since I gave away my TV to people who needed it way more than I do, I get to read books more than ever before.
|Big Ben, London|
4. Find the Side Jobs
You can decide to do an extra job after your normal working hours. This will help in hastening your savings for that desired travel. And if you don’t have a destination in mind, then I suggest you think of one for it is good to work hard and reward yourself with a traveling holiday. If you get an opportunity to work over time at your full time job, take it as long as you are compensated.
5. Reduce Car Usage
You save on fuel by reducing the car usage per day. I walk for forty minutes every weekday while I can't hit the gym. You can also do that to save on fuel and use the money for your travel expenses. It is a perfect way to keep yourself in shape. I walk everywhere whenever I travel. I walked for 8 miles in Washington DC. I walked across the bridge from Nassau to Paradise Island in the Bahamas. It’s a good exercise and you can also do the same to cut on costs when traveling.
|World War II Memorial, Washington DC|
"It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy". –George Lorimer