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1. Posted by naslfc (Budding Member 17 posts) 11y

afternoon ladies n gents,

i've been eager to get out and see the world for a long time now. i've been working for about 2 and a half years and have a fair bit of money saved up (not loads - about 5grand sterling) ... i've visited many countries in the world but im really sick n tired of this office job, im 25 yrs old and i feel im wasting my life away sitting behind a computer all day every day at work!

so im wondering ... how did you guys fund you're travels? did you save up for years then blow it all and come back broke? do you work whilst you travel? what other options are there?

any help / advice / experience etc, would be moooost appreciated as currently i cant really justifu how i can go ahead and spend this money i've saved only to come back from travelling broke and jobless ... what are the best ways round this??

thanks people

have a nice day :)

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

take holidays from time to time (as often as you can) - and bring (or take) duty free stuff with you. That way you don't eat your savings.

Working abroad can be fun for a short period - but probably never as well payed as back home.

3. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Quoting MASSAGEUK

take holidays from time to time (as often as you can) - and bring (or take) duty free stuff with you. That way you don't eat your savings.

Working abroad can be fun for a short period - but probably never as well payed as back home.

Depends where abroad is and where home is. We have a couple of Nigerians here who would disagree with the above statement. Depends what indsutry you're in as well. Contracting abroad can be very lucrative in some industries (gas/oil/telecomms for example).

As to the original question, sounds like you've worked hard to save the money, so you should spend it on what you want to spend it on. Unless you feel you're in a job you really can't give up, then you should set off on your travels. Careers can always be resumed when you get back, if you don't go though when you have the cash you might regret it forever - don't take that chance.