How to Make Your Travel Dreams a Reality

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Traveling is the freedom that we all crave in our daily lives, but so many of us are held back by fears about money and the cost of traveling. Traveling doesn’t have to be wildly expensive or unattainable however.

We should all have the goal of seeing as much of the world as we can. It’s a big, beautiful world out there full of adventure and mystery. Getting out there isn’t as hard as it seems. 

Here are some tips for how to make your travel dreams a reality:

Why You’re Traveling

Deciding on why you’re travelling will help you figure out the necessary steps to make it happen. Are you traveling for business? Pleasure? Are you going to find work while you’re overseas or are you going to backpack and take it day by day? These questions will narrow down how or how little money you’ll need to get there and back safely.

What Activities Do You Have in Mind

Once you figure out why you’re going, it’s time to determine what kind of activities you’ll want to partake in. Dining out, drinks, entertainment and shopping will take up a bulk of your spending while on vacation or travelling so budgeting ahead of time can save you a lot of headache. Make sure to account for emergency expenses and make your budget bigger than you intend just in case!

Affording Travel

So now that you’ve figured out your plan for travel, now it’s time to figure out how to pay for it all. Budgeting is a good first step as mentioned previously, but that’s only a select part of how to plan financially for a big trip, don’t discount loans or travel plans. Saving up your money, or even try considering Loanry travel finance options for ways to make it happen. Getting some help for your big vacation isn’t something to scoff at, often times there are services that will easily help you out. 

Do Your Research

Now that you have a potential option for financing your trip. Do a little research and shop around, so to speak. See what kind of plans you can afford, what plans you can pay off, and what those plans entail. Some loans will allow you to travel even if you’re working on building a better credit score and aren’t in as comfortable a place as you’d like, yet. There’s a viable option out there for everyone, regardless of their personal financial situation.

If you’re planning to travel, it’s always important to keep your options open and your vacation itinerary organized. Some people like to jump into an adventure head first and make things up as they go but for those who don’t have the financial freedom to do so, it’s always good to figure out your budget and any unforeseen emergencies so that you’re never left in a sticky situation because of money. Saving up, budgeting wisely, consider a loan, and make your travel wishes appear.

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Kelly Lewis is the founder of Go! Girl Guides, the Women's Travel Fest and Damesly. She's an optimist, an adventurer, an author and works to help women travel the world.

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