Month: September 2016 (page 2 of 2)

How to Use the Adventure Registry on FundMyTravel

Adventure Registry
While creating your fundraising campaign with FundMyTravel, you probably came across the Adventure Registry. This is a great tool to show your donors how dedicated you are to your campaign and we’re going tell you how you can make the most of it. The Adventure Registry is similar to a wedding registry, but for traveling! You can use your Adventure Registry to ask for specific things such as airline miles or a backpack that people might give or lend you for your trip. You can also highlight anything you’ve done offline to raise money for your trip such as scholarships, financial aid, or savings from your summer job. In this article, we will give you tips on  how to get the most out of your  Adventure Registry!

A Wish List for Travel Items!

Think of the Adventure Registry as an opportunity for your donors to sponsor something  you might need. Instead of donating money to your cause, donors can buy you something you may need or lend you a specific item. For example,  maybe your Aunt Sally bought a nice backpack last year for her trip to Mexico and she sees it on your Adventure Registry. Now instead of buying one yourself, you can just borrow hers! Plus, other people can see that she sponsored this item when they come to your page. Use your Adventure Registry to ask for anything you need for your trip – from the GoPro you always wanted to the airline miles you were hoping you would already have in credit card points. Remember, you never know who might be able to lend you something they have just sitting in their closet or share a resource with you!
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4 Ways To Save Money On Your Next Family Vacation

4 ways to save money on your next family vacation
Today, most people value the opportunity to share time with their loved ones during a family vacation. Traveling together provides a great way to see new places and enjoy a welcomed break from daily routines. However, taking the whole family on vacation can be pretty expensive. That is why it is essential for you to do all that you can to start saving up now. However, there are also a lot of tips and tricks you can use to help make your trip not so expensive. These four tips will help you save money during your next family getaway!

Budget in Advance

Most travel experts urge everyone considering a vacation to begin saving as early as possible for this adventure. It makes sense to carry sufficient financial reserves along with you to handle unexpected emergencies. For instance, if an airline delays or cancels one of your flights, you may need to make alternate arrangements on short notice. So you want to make sure that you are prepared with the money you need for situations like that in advance.

Opening a savings account, somewhere like a Utah Credit Union, can provide a great way to get into the habit of setting money aside for a family trip. As you outline your next vacation in detail, you can develop a useful working budget. If you expect your excursion to an exotic location to cost around $10,000, then both spouses depositing just $50 a week into the account will enable you to embark on your adventure after two years.
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