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11. Posted by Manda191 (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y

After paying off my ticket (last November) I got a second job working Sat and Sundays and severly limited my social life!

I leave in 2 weeks and the hard slog has been worth it. You really need to cut back on all the spending, its the only way to do it!

12. Posted by monie (Budding Member 29 posts) 8y

My first trip was working....It was actually saving to go to College, but the opportunity came up to go...so I did! It was only a month, but it was a great time.

I am luckier then most in my second trip (Leaving end of June)- and its a combined effort of working and inheritance, although I'm 'trying to forget' about the inheritance bit. It's just reassuring that if I get strapped for cash, I don't HAVE to call home, or come home prematurely

My third trip (2009), my College/Uni counts a Europe tour as a subject, and if your on a Govt Loan, you dont have to pay the trip back until you earn over X amount a year.

13. Posted by angenaline (Budding Member 44 posts) 8y

The big tax refund is supposed to arrive a few weeks before I leave. I'll be fine if it takes a bit longer though.

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16. Posted by Marcus1 (Full Member 129 posts) 8y

My parents had died, I was an only child & inherited money. I don't know what to do, feel lost so setting out on RTW.

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

Quoting Marcus1

My parents had died, I was an only child & inherited money. I don't know what to do, feel lost so setting out on RTW.

My condolences. Sorry.

18. Posted by e7843 (Budding Member 36 posts) 8y

Marcus 1

My condolences. Sorry...

19. Posted by e7843 (Budding Member 36 posts) 8y

work + work + save + go budget.......

20. Posted by madpoet (Respected Member 413 posts) 8y

Besides paying for the trip, there's the problem of paying the bills while on the trip (car, mortgage, student loans, etc.). If you sell off the car and house, then there's the problem of coming home after a year or two to no car, no house and no job.:(
I got my money for travelling by working overseas, as an English teacher, in China and S. Korea. China is a big country, and it's cheap to travel here; also, the schools have long holidays in February and the summer, so there's lots of time for travel. Southeast Asia, Japan and Australia are not far away, and much cheaper to fly to from China than from Europe or North America. South Korea is a good place to work if you want to save money (pay is better than China, cost of living is lower than Japan).
In a couple of years I might get a job in South America, Africa or Europe, and explore those continents.