The most common reason that we put off traveling is a sad one – it’s because of a lack of money. It’s sad to think that for many of us travel lovers, that our finances hold us back from achieving our dreams and ticking places off of our bucket lists. The good news, however, is that although money can hold you back when it comes to seeing the world, it doesn’t necessarily have to, as there are plenty of ways you can make exploring the world more budget friendly. Here are some of the most effective methods of saving money when traveling and the best countries to use them in.
Volunteer in Costa Rica
There are many countries that offer opportunities to volunteer, but one of the best places to do is in Costa Rica. This is because if you choose to volunteer in Costa Rica, you will find that there are various projects to choose from, meaning that whatever you’re interested in, from teaching to sea turtle conservation, there’s a project that’s perfect for you. Plus, Costa Rica is a pretty amazing country, packed full of various terrain, things to see and do, and the most friendly people.
If you want to cut the cost of traveling, volunteering is the perfect option. Of course, that being said, you will need to save up enough money to pay to take part in the volunteering project of your choice, but once you’ve paid that, everything else should be covered by the company you’re volunteering with, from your accommodation to your food.
Work in Australia
Australia is on most traveler’s bucket lists, simply because of how incredible a country it is. It’s a modern, diverse country, that’s packed full of history, has various options for adventure, and offers an incredibly unique way of life. Although you can work anywhere, Australia is the perfect place as it’s such a popular travel destination, this means that there are always restaurant and bar jobs available.
You may not like the idea of working as you travel, but if you’re on a small budget, it’s a fantastic option. It might not be as enjoyable as spending all of your time relaxing, but at least it will allow you to get out there and see the world. If you’re not keen on working in the catering industry, why not look for a tourism-based role, perhaps you could work as a tour guide? That way you get to earn and see the many wonders that this incredible country has to offer.
Coach skiing in Canada
Are you a keen skier? Then why not use your skills to make traveling more affordable? If you’ve always wanted to visit Canada, why not go during skiing season and work as a skiing instructor? There are thousands of travelers in need of skiing lessons, so if you’re a skilled skier get your instructor’s qualification and start coaching.
The chances are that as a skiing instructor, you may be able to get discounted accommodation at the ski resort that you work at. Plus, you will be earning good money from instructing, so you will be able to enjoy yourself and set some money aside for the next part of your trip, if there is another part, that is.
There you have it, tips for seeing some of the world’s most amazing countries on a budget.