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How to Create a Successful FundMyTravel Campaign

As a person who is familiar with watching people raise money through crowdfunding sites for purposes like medical emergencies or community projects only, FundMyTravel stood out to me. Its unique motivation makes it too good to be true. As a result, I was instantly drawn towards putting it to the test.

Here, in this article, I am going to share with you five tips and tricks for creating a successful FundMyTravel campaign. These tips are the knowledge that I acquired through personal experience. FundMyTravel changed my life for good, and I consider myself fortunate enough to be an instrument for more people getting to have similar life-changing experiences. Let’s dive right into it!

Have Realistic Goals

As I said, FundMyTravel’s first impression on me was that it’s too good to be true. That hasn’t changed much, to be honest. Except, now I know that they are what they appear to be.

I bet the very existence of crowdfunding sites to raise money for travels wasn’t in many people’s imagination. But as the saying goes, “reality surpasses fiction.” So here it is! Therefore, you, like me, would want to be grateful for its existence.

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5 Steps to Manage Your Freelance Workload While Traveling

Freelancing opens great new opportunities such as becoming self-employed and more independent. You don’t have to sit in the office for long, tiring hours. Not to mention that you get a chance to manage your time by yourself and even travel, while still technically being at work.

Sounds attractive, doesn’t it? Also, a bit idealistic. Being a freelancer involves a great skill almost no one has. It’s called proper time management. And I’m sure that over a half of the 56.7 million U.S. freelancers struggle to manage their time. And, if you’ve chosen the freelancing path to get yourself more time to travel, it can be very hard to find time both for work and leisure while you’re out exploring the world.

Luckily, it’s possible to learn the skill of time management. You can train yourself until it becomes a force of habit.

I’ve been there, my dear reader. I literally had zero time management skill until my first journey to Norway, where I stayed for almost a year. First coupl months were a literal hell for me: insane workload, chaotic schedule and not even a minute to get outside and look around.

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5 Common Problematic Factors You Might Encounter while Traveling

Traveling is one of the best experiences anyone can have, but it’s not free of it’s fair share of problems. As much as you want to feel carefree and be easy-going on your trip, certain factors, some you can’t control, can make parts or even the entirety of your trip problematic. Despite preparing diligently for your trip, you’ll still be prone to encountering difficult situations. It’s not about avoiding them, but rather, how to go through them with ease and not letting it put a damper on your whole trip.

Such problematic factors differ in many ways. Sometimes, it’s about the people who live there and how they manage their societies. Other times, it’s simply because of Mother Nature herself. While there’s no way to completely avoid them, you should still be familiar with what they are so you’ll know how to navigate through them. Here are 5 common problematic factors you might encounter while traveling.

Disagreeable Weather

Man can never control the weather, they just predict it. But sometimes, those predictions turn out to be wrong. You might be packing for a summer getaway to Thailand, but suddenly find it’s full of rain showers while you are there. Or you might be expecting some cold nights in northern France, but then it’s like a heatwave during your trip. There’s no escaping disagreeable weather conditions, but there is a way to handle them: pack wisely. Plan your outfits in layers and be sure to bring a rain jacket. The more prepared you are, the less hassle the weather patterns will give you.

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8 Effective Ways to Save Money While Traveling Abroad

For many people traveling abroad can be a dream trip. Most people want to explore the other side of the globe however, only a few make this dream true. Traveling to a foreign country can be an exciting thing to do. The world is full of places with both nature and man-made wonders. You might be wanting to visit the high fashioned life of Paris or the enchanting peaks of the Himalayas. Ultimately, your dream trip can be anywhere in the world.

However, it takes a lot of planning and preparations for traveling abroad. If your dream city is in a country with a lower economy it might not cost you much but, if the destination is in a country with a more expensive lifestyle, you will need to have a good amount of traveling funds saved for your trip. It doesn’t matter if you are on a tight budget or not, smart saving tricks can always be applied to make your travel memories happier without breaking the bank.

This article has all of the information you will need before heading on your trip abroad.

Planning – You should plan your trip at least 6 months before to find the best flights and accommodations possible. It is also a good idea to check flight prices at, not only the city you are visiting, but also surrounding airports – to find the best deal.

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Interview with Successful FundMyTravel Campaigner – Amy Abrigo

Amy Abrigo performing in The Book Club Play at Villanova University.

We were lucky enough to be able to interview one of our most successful campaigners, Amy Abrigo. Amy isn’t only successful because she reached her FundMyTravel goal once, she has actually created and reached her goal for 3 different campaigns using the FundMyTravel platform! Her 4th campaign has only been live for a month and is already 82% funded, which you can view and donate to here

Amy caught our eye because of her story, the great campaigns she has ran, and her motivation to reach her goal. Read her interview below and find out just how she is able to get the donations needed to fund her travels!

How did you find out about FundMyTravel?

I was made aware of FundMyTravel by Reynolds Whalen when I was accepted into a program to study at RADA in London during the summer of 2016 through Performing Arts Abroad.

You have 4 FundMyTravel campaigns, 3 of which are already completed and were all successful! Congratulations!!  How did you make that happen, and keep on getting your friends and family to donate to your campaign?

I utilized all of my resources: social media, email, letter writing, in person discussion, phone calls, etc. to let people know I was campaigning and asked them personally to share their support. The best results came from personalized letters or emails. General emails with the same information never really got the job done, but if I printed out a formal letter to an individual using their name and included a handwritten note as well as a handwritten signature, that really helped my results. I also did my best to explain why those programs were important to me, vital to my life experience and once in a lifetime opportunities. If someone had successfully donated to a campaign previously, I wrote them a personalized email mentioning how they had supported me in the past and how I appreciated them taking the time to consider supporting me once again in this endeavor. I tried to have a lot of fun with donor rewards!

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