If you can’t wait till you’re lounging on a deck chair on a white sandy beach on a tropical island or exploring a historic European city, it’s well worth trying to find innovative ways to save money in order to travel.
How to save money to travel:
Purchase off brand items:
One way to save a significant amount of money in a short period of time is to start purchasing off brand items instead of brand items. As an example, you may want to start purchasing budget brand groceries instead of groceries from expensive, well known brands. You may even be surprised at how similar off brand groceries taste to the products which you usually purchase. In order to save a greater amount of money to put towards your next vacation, it’s also a smart idea to purchase off brand clothing items and electronics. For example if you purchase a $600 smart phone instead of a $1,000 smart phone, you’ll be able to put $400 towards your next vacation.
Car pool to work:
If you’re fortunate enough to have colleagues who live in or near your area, it’s well worth starting a carpool group, so that you’ll be able to share gas expenses and parking expenses as a group. This is a particularly great idea if you’re not keen on relying on public transport to get to work on time.
Cycle to work:
If you live close enough to your work place to cycle to work, you may want to consider cycling to work on dry, sunny days. As not only will you save yourself thousands of dollars per day but you’ll also be able to kill two birds with one stone and to increase your fitness, by cycling to work and back, each day.
Put a hold on your subscription services:
If you’re dying to book your next vacation, you’ll be able to get to your goal faster if you opt to put a hold on some of your subscription services. As an example, if you’re really committed to booking a vacation in the coming months you may want to put your Netflix and Spotify on hold. As you’ll always be able to reactive your subscriptions once you’ve returned from your next trip. Just think what memories will you remember in 10 years time, binge watching TV series or getting to see the Great Pyramids of Giza or Waikiki Beach, up close?
Put a limit on the gifts which you purchase for your friends and family members:
You may want to put a spending limit on the gifts that you purchase for your loved ones. As an example, instead of spending upwards of $100 for each birthday gift, you may want to put a limit of $30 on each birthday gift. Which will save you hundreds of dollars per year, that you’ll be able to put towards your plane flights, tours or accomodations. Just think with $30 you’ll be able to purchase enough ingredients to prepare a special dinner for your friend or family member.
Remember that the more money that you manage to save, the quicker you’ll find yourself lounging on a deck chair on a tropical island or exploring a historic city in Europe.