Want To Travel The World? Here's How You Can Finance The Dream

Monday, August 07, 2017


Travelling can often feel like something we can’t do beyond a certain age. I don’t mean the usual annual holiday people take to relax, or the city breaks you indulge in. I am more focused on a long-term travel plan. The one that students do after university. Travelling the world and seeing some of the most remarkable places on the planet. But yet, beyond those early twenties years, people tend to think that the opportunity to do that has simply passed them by. This is where you are wrong. If you find yourself dreaming of taking a career break, travelling for months at a time, but just don’t know how to do it, then here are some of the ways you could finance the dream and make it happen. 

Rent Out Your Home 
If you have a home that you own, and you are worried about paying the bills while travelling, why not rent it out for the time being? You can have contracts drawn up for six and twelve months, and even agents handle all the paperwork and payments for you. This means you can free up your income and not worry about having to pay out for things while enjoying your travels. 

Take Out a Loan
Perhaps you need a way of financing your travel plans, and there are plenty of things you could consider that would enable you to pay back the borrowed amount over a period of time. You could try a secured loans company if you have a property to secure the loan on. You could choose a personal loan or even use a credit card. As long as you are fully aware of what you are taking on, and can afford the repayments, then this option could open up the world of travelling to you. 

Work While You Travel
Of course, if you have a flexible work option, you could choose to work while you travel. Enabling you to get the best of both worlds with an income and an opportunity to make some fabulous memories. But, you could start a whole new career if you are creative and work on a travel blog while travelling. Reviewing destinations, sharing tips and tricks and ultimately being sponsored to see some of the wonders of the world. There are plenty of blogs online to have a read about how you could do it yourself. 

Use Savings
Let's be honest, no-ones savings are doing too well in the bank at the moment. The interest rates are so low that your money is sat there not earning anything. So you could use it for some good and experience something instead. After all, you can’t take your savings with you, but the memories can be captured to last a lifetime, and even beyond that for your relatives. Of course, it’s always best to not use up every last penny you have, but savings can be built up again in time. But this opportunity may simply pass you by.

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