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How I Afford to Travel the World (PS. You don’t need to be rich..)

I love to travel the world. As you all already know, I have a huge passion for travel. Look at my bucket list and you’ll see that I have many more adventures I want to cross off the list in my lifetime. So, I thought I’d explain to you how my passion for travel grew and why I believe travel is so important for everyone. I know a lot of  people who claim that if you are young, poor or from a certain background that you cannot travel the world. My answer? Not true!

I recently watched a video by the one and only Johnny at OneStep4Ward and Johnny perfectly explained his opinions and how he believes travel is possible, saying ‘we all have a choice, be aware that you are making a choice in life, be honest with yourself about what you want and I want to be free’ and then he goes on to talk about those choices saying ‘don’t tell me travelling is expensive when you have an iPhone, drink Starbucks and wear Diesel jeans, it’s all about priorities.’ He is right, if you live an expensive lifetime, expect to pay the price by not having the budget to travel the world. See the full video here.

I agreed something with these comments, and have always believed that if you want to travel, you will. You will find the opportunities to do so, and you will work hard in order to do so. Travel will open your mind, soul and heart and will encourage you to be a one with nature, people and the world. And it is not just good for you, it is good for your family, friends and children.

After a lifetime of travel and 6 years of travelling the world through my blog the most common question I get is: “how do you get paid to travel?” and often that question comes with a lot of judgement and wonder. Well here’s my answer. YOU CAN READ THAT POST HERE

The health benefits of travelling are huge. Taking time away from your everyday life and work can help you cut down on stress and improve your fitness to reduce the likelihood of illness. Of course, being an adventurer, you are much more likely to be doing a lot more walking which improves your health. The mental-health impacts of travelling are just as big. Travelling allows you to go out of your comfort soon, it can make you braver, stronger and increase your confidence.

3 days in Copenhagen

Making new friends and meeting interesting people, is another huge benefit of travelling. Whether it’s a solo trip or meeting new people with my friends from home, it can be a great way to make amazing memories by speaking to local people and finding out more the culture of the specific country I’m in.  Of course, making memories is a huge benefit of travelling, without having my next trip booked, I can get caught up in every day life. I want to be able to look back at my future and be able to tell my grandchildren about all the wonderful places in the world.  Tell them about the places they must see and the things they must do.

Another reason if you were thinking of travelling and wasn’t sure whether to go ahead is if you are a “foodie, nothing is better than trying the local cuisine. Yes, food is great in the UK. But trying local delicacies can’t be beat.

Travel can make you smarter.  Throughout my travels I have picked up bits of different languages and have learnt a lot about myself and those around me. I’ve been put in challenging situations and found out how resourceful I can be and why it is important to sometimes think differently. I have developed new sets of skills that I didn’t know I was even capable of.

The Gili Islands

Skiing in Meribel

Talking about the places I’ve visited is a great conversation starter. If I mention something that most people aren’t familiar with or bring a new perspective it can often spark a deeper more meaningful conversation

Another benefit of travelling is it makes you appreciate home comforts more – being in the same place months-on-end can get boring. Having my next adventurer booked makes me look forward to my next set of travelling, but it also makes me make the most of my time at home.

Traveling definitely changes you physically and psychologically, and the benefits definitely weigh out the negatives for me. Many people say they would love to travel but can’t find the time or say they would struggle to find the money to afford it. Yes, travelling can come with a rather hefty price tag depending on your destination and activities, but if you have a good savings plan and budget well, you can make your travelling dreams come true.

I manage to travel around my 9-to-5. It’s all about using time and money wisely. Saving is instrument to being able to explore the world.  Before I go on my next trip, I already have the next lined up. I am always saving and budgeting so that I can get through my bucket list and continue with my passion for travel.

Travelling has so many benefits, and I hope that if I have children in the future, they can experience a life of travel too. I would certainly encourage it.  Saving in the likes of a Stocks and Shares ISA with a Friendly Society like Shepherds Friendly could be a good idea to save for future travel as they offer tax-exempt savings to help your money go further. There are a range of ways you can save for your future. Just make sure you do your research to find out what’s out there.

 

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Ultimate Guide to 48 Hours in Malmö

Ultimate Guide to one week in Bali Itinerary

Gili Islands Accommodation: Backpacker Hostels to 5* Luxury

10 Things You Can Only Do in Australia

 

Thank you for reading and as always happy adventuring! 

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Sophie X