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We know eating healthy, exercising regularly, and relieving stress is good for us. But did you know travel may be just as beneficial? Traveling is exciting and pushes us outside our comfort zones into new cultures and experiences. It is also said to enhance creativity, relieve stress, and boost mental health.
Now imagine gaining all the many benefits of traveling while also making a positive impact on the world. Could you take your vacations and travel plans and use them to help save the planet? There are plenty of people already using travel as a gateway to helping animals and humans in need.
If you’re interested in making a positive impact on the world while traveling, but you’re not quite sure how to fund your ventures, keep reading. Here’s a few ways people like you are achieving it all and how you can too:
Saving the Big Cats in Africa
Have you always been an animal lover and wish to help protect the wild cats of the world from the cruelty of humans? Keep reading for Kerra’s story and how she’s saving the big cats in Africa.
Unless you’re driving your own car to a destination and using it for the duration of your stay, you’re going to need a plan for how to get from point A to point B. If you want to go anywhere, you need to budget for transportation costs. Consider your budget, and think about everything you want to do when you set foot in your new destination.
How Are You Getting to Your Destination?
If you need to get to your destination by bus, plane, or train, this is the longest haul of your travel. It’s going to be the most expensive transportation cost, making it one of the most important costs to economize. By booking your tickets as far in advance as possible, you’ll be able to secure the lowest cost. Some companies, particularly bus and plane companies, may have special fares for select days. Slightly adapting the length of your trip might help you save hundreds.
Traveling internationally is something people spend their whole lives dreaming of and sometimes never achieve.
Either the plane tickets are too expensive, they can’t find a suitable place to stay or they never get the courage to just spend the money and finally go. Traveling abroad can be expensive and a bit intimidating, but you don’t have to let it be that way.
Like with anything else, you’ll be less intimidated by the idea of something after you jump into it and get going.
When it comes to money, there’s always a way to earn a little extra cash. When you’re visiting a new town or even a new country, you’ll have to think outside the box to see how many ways you can make some extra money to make traveling a little easier and a lot more fun.
For anyone traveling to France soon, there are great ways you can earn money while you’re there. Some of them don’t even require you to speak French, so don’t sweat it if you don’t already know the language.
Just look at your budget and figure out how much money you need to earn, and then start looking into what options there are for you to have the trip of your dreams.
Raising funds for your travel can be a unique experience. Typically, when people contribute to crowdfunding campaigns, they get to experience the final product or service for themselves. In this case, you need to convince people to give donations for your trip.
Here are 5 things you can do if your crowdfunding campaign isn’t working as expected, or you want to re-launch it a second time.
Get Local Media Coverage
Reach out to local media news outlets who cover travel and crowdfunding, and pitch them your story. Ensure that it is relevant to their target audience.
Pitch a story that compels them to be a part of your journey by backing it. For example, on your trip, if you’re visiting a monastery for inner peace, talk about your travel from that perspective.
The key to get their attention is to turn your travel into a cause. Make them see how they get to be a part of something that changes people’s lives.
When I think back to last year’s trip to the mountains, I wonder how I got through my time on such a shoestring budget. Most years when I travel to the snow, my budget is not enormous, but I still manage somehow. This made me think, how much money does a person really need for a ski trip? What can people do to save costs? I think it’s all about planning. I’m going to share with you some great planning tips and tricks for hitting the slopes on a college budget.
Travel with a Crew
This is undoubtedly one of the most effective ways to save. Traveling in a group and splitting expenses always saves me plenty of coin. Accommodation, food, drinks, transport and anything else you can think of. I often plan a trip with close friends or meet some college friends there; I always try to split expenses. One year I even met up with a friend of a friend. Always try to make connections that can save you money. Each time I have been introduced to a new friend, it’s made my trip more fun and saved me money. Continue reading