I want to travel the world but I have no money!
OK so you want to travel the world, visit new walks of life, experience new cultures but money is a barrier preventing you from realising your dream. Can you relate to this?
At this point a question that I would immediately ask is: How badly do you want it? Are you willing to make sacrifices in your life so that you will be able to afford your dream trip overseas?
Here you begin to learn more about yourself as you discover how passionate you really are about wanting to spread your wings. Can you manage a few weekends in instead of spending your hard earned cash on nights out and socials? Can you go without that new dress or pair of trainers that you've wanted to purchase for the past few months so that you can put some money away and save? Can you stop buying lunches from the local store everyday to have at work and substitute this for home made packed lunches?
Don't just dream, believe!
What ever methods you choose there IS a way! Travel can be costly, particularly with rising airfares, but it is important to look beyond the cost and think of the whole experience as an investment in yourself, you will learn new skills, meet new people and visit some incredible places. For the sake of hundreds of pounds you have inherited something which is priceless - lifelong memories. Something that you will be able to look bad on in years to come and share stories with others whilst reminiscing about your time abroad.
We believe that everybody deserves the opportunity to step out into the big wide world and discover what it has to offer, it is an invaluable learning experience which will enhance your personal skills and change the way you approach life. Its refreshing, its rewarding, its great!
Earning money to travel
So what can you do in order to save money for your trip away?
- Open a savings account
- Ask for extra hours / overtime at work
- Apply for an additional job
- Attend car boot sales and get rid of some old things
- Create an eBay sellers account and begin to flog your belongings
- Opt for home cooked food instead of eating out
- Reduce your outgoings
- Resist the temptation to buy material items
- Cut down on negative habits (smoking/ drinking)
- Create a fundmytravel account
- Plan and run a fundraising event to support your costs
These are just some of the ways that you can reduce your outgoings whilst finding the spare cash to put away for your travels.
Going back to the question that we asked at the start: How much do you want it? Those that really want it will find a way. Do not let money become a barrier between you fulfilling your ambitions to travel and see parts of the world that you have never seen before - you deserve to see it - keep telling yourself that.
If you apply to embark on an Impact Expedition with Travel Teacher we provide you with the option of applying up to 2 years in advance, this allows you to set yourself some clear goals as you head towards your overall objective.
Do not let money become a barrier, if you want it badly enough, there will be a way!
Thank you for reading! Travel Teacher aims to create impact through meaningful travel experiences. Our engagement stems through the delivery of volunteer projects abroad in Fiji and The Cook Islands. Our provision combines education and exploration, we encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and broaden your own horizons whilst developing key transferable skills and making lifelong memories.