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1. Posted by Maria M. (Budding Member 5 posts) 8y

Hi there! It would be interesting if you would tell us all how did you get money for your rtw trip!
...and give me some ideas to ehe!

Best luck!;)

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Well, here is the secret. I worked and than I used this pass to get it out of some kinda wall....BINGO

3. Posted by emilybrit (Budding Member 61 posts) 8y

WORK WORK WORK.. and then the credit card when it actually came round to leaving & realised I hadn't saved enough

4. Posted by nzkatenz (Budding Member 51 posts) 8y

I agree, work work work work beforehand!

But also, I worked for 6 months at the start of my trip in France. This let me get away from home, and start travelling, and had the added bonus of earning euros, so that i had some money to start with.

I would recommend working on a campsite or in a hostel (i chose campsite) as it gave me free accomodation, pretty esy work, and a chance to learn a new language. I managed to save almost all of what i earnt while i was there, so that gave me heaps to start travelling with.

I started off with about 500 euros, worked for 6 months and saved about 5000 euros, and travelled on that money for 7 months... Only racked up about 500 euros on the credit card at the end.

Good luck! Message me if you want to talk about it

5. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 8y

Like pretty much everyone else has said WORK, WORK, WORK and SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!!! Work two jobs 16 hours a day for as long as it takes to save a lot of money. You may have a pretty boring existance living this way, but then when that time comes that you quit your jobs and travel the world, you will be leading the existance that all your friends will envy and will be having the most wicked time of your life.

6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

Earn as much as possible, then save as much as possible knowing that the deprivation will all be worth it in the end.

7. Posted by goldenknut (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Hi all
i`m in the early stages of planning a round world trip.. plan to sell house quit job and working on a budget of £35 -40 000 pounds for my dream trip
this is with my gf ,plan to spend most of the time in SE asia thailand vietnam malaysia ect with six to 8 weeks in nz and oz as know this will eat into the cash quicker
I know this a hard question but how much did you get through in a my mind i hope this will be enough to be away from england for 2 to 3 years min
hope someone can put my mind at rest

this based on surface travel wherever possible and staying in hostels /guesthouses.....but in private not shared dorms any ideas quotes please
kind regards brad

8. Posted by sofe1978 (Respected Member 127 posts) 8y

We have saved half our money and increased our mortgage to get the other half, we are renting out our house while we are away but this will cover the mortgage only.

We have saved really really hard though and it's been really difficult but we are almost there.. we leave in 7 weeks!

9. Posted by SooMagoo (Budding Member 19 posts) 8y

I too generated money from property! Made a bit of cash selling my flat - put half of it into my boyfriend's mortgage so that when we rent our flat out it makes us a bit of money, and the other half is our travel budget :) I had my flat for 4 years tho, so not really a short term way of getting travel funds together

10. Posted by Buttfish (Respected Member 298 posts) 8y

working and saving everything except about $200CAD a month (so more or less 50 bucks a week). i agree with the bornig existence up there; it's certainly an adventure doing nothing too, though - especially when your company was in danger of going under (agh, no!) and then got bought out (yay!) etc, etc. few more months...haha, counting down. it's been nearly a year of saving so far!