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How do you make money to travel/what sacrifices do you make?

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11. Posted by kody (Respected Member 234 posts) 7y

This is the question I've been asking my self...
But seeing most of your replies, it seems like all of you are from a well developed country i.e. Germany, UK, Canada, Australia... can you imagine people from poorer countries or developing countries that would love to see the world as well?

I ain't from a wealthy family, I've been working my socks off for the past 10 years... I'm thinking of a career break.
I'm thinking of leaving UK for good and to do a shoestring backpacking cum voluntary job in south america... Hope it's a right decision to make, afterall it's a plan to escape the mundane in search of the magical!

12. Posted by jadeverell (Respected Member 255 posts) 7y

I had a pretty good job, that allowed me to save quite a bit of money. But to top up the travel fund i sold alot of crap on ebay and was surprised with the amount it generated

e.g. I sold quite a few of my DVD and box sets. Say on average they sold for 3 pounds, multiply that by 100...you have 300 quid....3-4 weeks in asia paid for!

Maybe for Christmas, birthdays and Easter just ask for cash rather than presents. I know alot of people dont like doing that as it takes something away from giving/receiving a present, but for the sake of one year i'm sure you can take the hit.

Knock the boozy nights out on the head as they cost quite a bit and generally go into hibernation for a while so that your expenditure is cut right down...it will be worth it in the long run.

I also found that you have to be quite disciplined and 'Saving' is a skill you have to learn.

If you can't save enough for a RTW trip either plan a short taster i.e. around South America and back, visit places that are cheap i.e. SEA or do what my girlfriend i did, we went the 'unconventional route' going from the UK to US, Fiji, NZ and OZ (Doing the more expensive places first) Then, work in OZ and top up the travel funds before continuing to asia where it is cheaper to live on a day to day basis.

Only a few ideas...

JD

13. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

1. I don't buy clothes anymore.
2. I don't use the heater, even if the cold bites.
3. No domestic travel (very hard)
4. No more pizza in the western restaurants

But its really the clothes and my need for Cheese and pasta and tomato sauce, and chocolates.

14. Posted by si403 (Full Member 130 posts) 7y

Quoting kody

This is the question I've been asking my self...
But seeing most of your replies, it seems like all of you are from a well developed country i.e. Germany, UK, Canada, Australia... can you imagine people from poorer countries or developing countries that would love to see the world as well?

I ain't from a wealthy family, I've been working my socks off for the past 10 years... I'm thinking of a career break.
I'm thinking of leaving UK for good and to do a shoestring backpacking cum voluntary job in south america... Hope it's a right decision to make, afterall it's a plan to escape the mundane in search of the magical!

go for it!

15. Posted by si403 (Full Member 130 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

1. I don't buy clothes anymore.
2. I don't use the heater, even if the cold bites.
3. No domestic travel (very hard)
4. No more pizza in the western restaurants

But its really the clothes and my need for Cheese and pasta and tomato sauce, and chocolates.

thanks for everybodys replys.

i never buy clothes anymore either, they are just a waste of money. i try not to eat out, only do this once in a while, and dont go out at night very often,it is well worth the scrifice. only time is for peoples birthdays and that seems like an effort.

thanks everyone.

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