Whether you want to go on a family vacation, a romantic vacation, a work trip, or you simply want to volunteer your time in some remote country, there are ways to help finance your trip so that it all doesn’t have to come directly out of pocket. Depending on your travel plans, it can get kind of pricey, between the cost of travel, someplace to stay, food, and all of the other expenses.
Don’t let the thought of all that money you’ll have to spend keep you from getting out and enjoying life. If it’s a business trip you can probably write most of it off on your taxes. You might even be able to do that for a volunteer trip. Otherwise, here are some money saving tips for travel.
Group Travel Discounts
If you are going on a business trip, and there are a few of you going, you may be able to find some great group discounts on your travel expenses. Not just discounts on air fare, but also on hotels and more.
You can also find these types of discounts for missionary groups, and other volunteer groups. Talk to a travel professional and you will be able to get a lot of information on ways to save when you travel.
Frequent Flyer Miles
If you travel a lot, you should be collecting those frequent flyer miles. Those miles could earn you some free travel time to any destination you’ve been longing to go. Now, they won’t help you with paying for room and board, or buying meals, but any little discount can help when it comes to saving money on travel, for business or vacation.
Crowdfunding is the big thing these days, and people are using it to make money to do everything from pay their medical bills to start their own businesses. You can use it to fund your trip, even if it’s simply a personal vacation.
Make sure that you explain what your vacation or trip is all about, and even make a video explaining why you want help funding this expedition. People like to see who they’re donating to and know that it’s for a good cause.
Have A Bake/Yard Sale
If you’re not a very internet savvy person, or you live in a great community with lots of giving people, you can always plan a bake sale or a yard sale to earn funds. if your trip is for volunteer or missionary work you may even be able to get help from a local church, like space for your sale and donations towards items to sell.
You don’t need a lot of money to take a trip or a vacation, you just need to be creative and know how to save when it comes to traveling.