Without a doubt, road trips can be the experience of a lifetime. Even Hollywood has made endless films about the adventure, good times and occasional memorable misfortunes of a planned, or indeed unplanned road trip. In fact, when you think ‘road trip’ you may conjure up thoughts of famous films like Little Miss Sunshine, National Lampoon’s Vacation or even Beavis and Butt-Head Do America.
But don’t be fooled, a road trip can be somewhat of a rough ride. Especially when you consider the rising prices of crucial elements such as food, accommodation and fuel.
So, in this article we take you on a smooth journey to discover our top tips in making your road trip a budget experience.
After gathering your favored companions, the next up on the road trip checklist will certainly be your mode of transport. Of course, this option can be anything from a bus to a push bike, in fact anything that can zip along a road at a reasonable speed is ideal for road trips. However, the most popular option for road trips are indeed cars.
Turning your hobby into a full-time job is a dream for every one of us. After all, you will be doing what you love, and having fun in the process. So if you enjoy traveling and you often document your adventures on your blog, you should think about making a career out of it. Even though it might sound like a fairy tale, you can travel the world and earn money while you do so.
Having a travel blog can finance your voyages and enable you to visit various locations all around the globe. Be prepared to invest a lot of your time into creating interesting content and attracting the readership to your articles. There are numerous ways to do this so let’s start with the basics.
You can start by making affiliate recommendations to your audience. While this might not make you a millionaire, you will still earn some money, especially if you have a large number of followers or readers. If you are unsure where to start, share Amazon products you personally use and hotel bookings on your blog. Your readers should be able to click on an affiliate link which will lead them to another website where they can purchase an item or book accommodation.
You will earn a percentage from each and every sale, but your readers will not pay any extra money for their purchase. Always recommend trusted products or hotels you are familiar with. This will form a stronger bond between you and your readers. Therefore, they will always return to your blog in order to find a great place to stay at.
Traveling is a dream and a bucket list item for a majority of people. However, if you suffer from an anxiety disorder, you may feel like traveling is definitely not a possibility for you. But having anxiety should not hinder you from seeing the world and enjoying your trip.
Not only can you overcome your anxiety of traveling, you can overcome your anxiety by traveling. It has been scientifically proven that traveling has numerous positive psychological and physiological benefits. Travel brings you out of your element and comfort zone, which can actually be a good thing for anxious people. Travel is often associated with a vacation, a time away from your usual environments and stressors.
But traveling is more than just getting away. It allows you to be “present” in whatever new thing you are experiencing. Things tend to move fast during a trip, requiring you to make quick decisions – thus, your brain is not allowed to worry, overthink, or keep beating yourself up over your decisions later on.
Don’t permit your anxiety to stop you from traveling. However, don’t neglect your anxiety either. It most likely will rear its ugly head during your travels, so it’s best to be prepared for it. Here are some simple tips on how to avoid and deal with anxiety on the road:
Are you planning to go around the world, drink wine in Paris, enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Vegas, and finance the whole or part of the trip through crowdfunding? Think again! It is not as easy as it sounds. You need to run a crowdfunding travel campaign to raise funds. And it requires a lot of hard work before, during, and after the funding (fingers crossed) campaign to finance your world trip from strangers. Here are four myths for travel crowdfunding that you must know before you launch your first campaign:
You can Travel the World without Giving Anything Back
Most people will not buy you a trinket and expect nothing in return. With this in mind, you need to create something to give back to your donors. Make travel documentaries, provide free and unique travel tips, or put together images of various travel places in the form of a coffee table book or something useful for other travelers. So, before you ask for money, think of value you are going to provide to your donors.