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Everything You Need to Know About Travel, Money and Having Enough of Both

There are severals ways to stretch your travel budget:

  • You can save money before you go
  • You can make money while you travel
  • You can travel as cheaply as possible.
travel moneyLike it or not, cards are the easiest way to carry around your travel cash

Save money before you travel

If you're a little strapped, you know you're going to have to save. Sometimes it's good to be reminded about what that means, and these money saving travel tips should kickstart that process.

It's not a painless process but if you need money to travel, the best place to get it is in your own pocket.

Make money while you travel

You can make money on the road, in more ways than you can imagine! If you're drawing a blank, here are a few ideas of the kinds of jobs you can find as you travel, depending on your skill level.

One of the most common ways to earn is by teaching English. There's a huge demand for anyone skilled in this - and even many who aren't teachers but are native English-language speakers.

If you have a humanitarian bent you can try finding work with an international non-profit or a not-for-profit job.

If you're young (at least at heart) you can try find a job as an au pair, in a ski resort, on a yacht...

If you love to write, you could write about travel for a living and if you're interested in being online, plenty of travel bloggers have launched blogs as businesses. My one biggest earner is making commissions from products I recommend - my affiliate marketing tips will show you how I do it.

Travel as cheaply as you possibly can

If you think you're too broke to travel, at least read my Travel When Broke page before you throw in the tower.

Once you decide to take the plunge, you'll have to plan your budget ruthlessly. This travel money advice is just the tip of the iceberg. It will get you into the planning mood. Once there, you can start planning your travel budget in earnest.

Since your money is precious, make sure you put it away safely in a money belt or similar safe place, or use prepaid credit cards instead of cash. Please be aware of the many travel scams that have been perfected over the years and sprung on unsuspecting travelers.