Many of us have been stuck in lockdown missing the outside world and, beyond that, thinking about how little of it we have really seen. The justifications are sound. Usually, we don’t have the time or money to see as much of the world as we want. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t solutions to such problems. Here, we’re going to look at cost-effective ways to really open up your future so that travel can become a much greater part of your life.
Consider getting a job overseas
If you’re at a stage in your life where a little upheaval isn’t all that big a deal, or you haven’t really started a career and can thus benefit from a range of experiences, then looking at working overseas can be a great way to not only see the world but have experience actually living in it. From teaching English to working as a bartender in popular tourist destinations, there are plenty of overseas jobs markets you can look at for the opportunity to have your trip pay for itself.
Be your own means of vacationing
If you’re always looking at paying for flights and hotels then, of course, you’re going to swell your annual budget for travel significantly. However, if you make an investment in your own means of vacationing, it might come with an initial cost, but it could cut the long-term costs significantly. Look at some of the new 2020 motorhomes for sale and consider what destinations you could drive to and camp at. If you find there are a lot of roaming holidays you might like, it might be worth budgeting for it.
Streamline your travel experience
A good motorhome can provide you with everything you need to enjoy a high-quality vacation wherever you can drive it. However, you can also strip down your vacation, reducing the number of luxury experiences in order to greatly reduce the costs. This can include looking at some great backpacking routes to cut your reliance on vehicular transport as much as possible, as well as looking at hostels and couchsurfing programs that will put you up for free or some labour. Airbnb is unfortunately not as great a means of getting cost-effective accommodation as the market got really competitive over the past few years.
Go to cities that offer tourist cards
Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Vienna, what do these cities have in common? Aside from being excellent places to enjoy a city break, they also all utilise and offer city cards. City cards are passes that you can pay for in advance that, when you visit, allow you to access all kinds of tourist shops, attractions, museums, and galleries at a reduced price. They can massively cut the costs of seeing any participating cities.
While having all the money in the world helps, the real secret to travelling more often is giving yourself the flexibility to do so. Hopefully, the tips above show how you can do that without having to spend exorbitant amounts.