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How to Raise Money For Your Trip And Get Your Friends Involved


I am going to begin by stating the obvious. Raising money for a trip is hard.  And getting your friends to commit money to you, so you can see the world, is daunting and uncomfortable. But if I can do it, so can you. Here are 10 tips that helped me raise over $15,000 in under thirty days for my trip in Nepal.

1. Start with a cause. People aren’t often comfortable with the idea of giving you money so you can experience a new city. There has to be something more. You need to do something that benefits people outside of yourself. When you are planning your trip, make sure to find an activity that allows you to give back to the local community in tangible and meaningful ways. Use this cause as leverage when you reach out to people in your network and request cash.
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5 Tricks to Finding Cheap Travel Tickets to Any Destination

As soon as you land your opportunity to study, teach, volunteer, or work abroad, the stress gets to you. There’s so much to do in so little time. This is the first thing you need to do: relax! Everything is going to be fine. Here are a few simple tips to help you with the preparation process:

  • Pack only the things you need. Some clothes, pajamas, and a camera. Oh, don’t forget to throw in at least one book. Or, even better, your Kindle! Don’t bother bringing cosmetics. Shower gels, shampoos and toothpastes cost pretty much the same all around the world. You’ll get them there.
  • Organize a movie night with all your friends, so you’ll meet them all at once. Seeing one at a time will cost you nerves, time, and money.
  • Stay connected to your family. Share contacts on Skype and social media, so you can talk any time.
  • Start searching for that ticket on time. Now, this isn’t a simple tip. We’ll have to elaborate a bit on this one.

The flight is the largest chunk of the expenses related to your trip. It is possible to find a cheap deal, but it will be buried among the expensive ones. Today, I’m going to help you master the art of flying cheap.
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How to Save Money When Eating Out While Traveling in the US

Enjoying dinner in a restaurant is a wonderful experience. It is hard to imagine having to skimp on this luxury, especially while traveling throughout the United States. Food costs are right up there with hotel and entertainment expenses when it comes to vacations, but there are ways to sample all of the local cuisine along the way to your destination, as well as once you have arrived, without blowing your travel budget

Pre-Planning

Do a little research before leaving home. Looking online is a great way to find the best restaurants in any given area to fit your budget. Buffets like the Golden Corral are a wonderful value when traveling. They offer a variety of foods for one fixed price, and you can go back for seconds. Locations are easy to find. Go to your favorite search engine and type in the phrase “Golden Corral near me.” Continue reading

9 Tips for Launching a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign


Launching a successful crowdfunding campaign for your travel often takes a lot of consistency, patience, and hustle. When you’re looking for people that are willing to take money out of their pockets for your cause, you have to do your best. There is a lot that goes into setting the foundations of a crowdfunding campaign.

There’s the pre-launch, the launch, and the after-launch phases. All of these phases are extremely important, as they represent your roadmap to crowdfunding success. If I wanted to write about all of the aspects in detail, I’d had to write a small book about it, so I chose to keep it short and precise.

During today’s post, we’re going to explore some straightforward actionable tips that’ll allow you to boost your crowdfunding campaign success rate. This way, you will be able to get enough money for your studies, internships, volunteering work, or personal projects. Don’t just read these strategies,  apply them to your own unique situation. Let’s get going:

Choose a Platform That Fits Your Needs

Start off by choosing a good crowdfunding platform. As you may know, FundMyTravel is one of the most popular networks that allows people to put their crowdfunding campaigns in front of thousands of interested donors. It helps students, travelers, and volunteers get enough capital to pursue their dreams.
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5 Easy and Practical Tips for an Affordable Southeast Asia Trip

Planning to travel around Southeast Asia but don’t think you can afford it?

You can travel the whole region on a shoestring. I have done it a couple of times and you can do it too!

Just be sure to follow these 5 easy and practical tips for an affordable Southeast Asian trip and you will surely have an awesome journey!

Be on the Lookout for Promo Fares

There are many budget airlines that offer all-in promo fares to different destinations in Southeast Asia. These seat sales are abundant in certain months and season. During peak seasons, airline companies  offer limited seats to market certain routes.

Become a member of different airline companies to enjoy discounts and get notifications if they suddenly offer a seat sale. You can also register on different websites and apps that scan through different airlines with corresponding airfares according to your desired dates. They will update you every day on the lowest price and you can book right away if you find a good deal.

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