“How can I afford to travel?”
Not everyone has an unlimited budget with enough funds in their bank account to pay for all the traveling they wish to do. If you are one of the lucky ones, good for you. The rest of us need to figure out how to pay for those airline tickets, hotel rooms, museum entrance fees, restaurants, and other expenses we all seem to incur when we travel.
Not only do we have those travel expenses but there are things like medical, household expenses, vehicle costs and anything else we need just to get by on a daily basis. For some those regular expenses are too high and their income is too low and will not allow them the pleasure of traveling as much as they would like.
A bit of history first……..I remember speaking with a friend of mine many years ago (she has since passed away) and we spoke of regrets and not wanting to have any regrets when we are sitting in our rocking chairs on the front porch when we are too old to do anything else. Neither one of us wanted to be sorry for not doing something that was important to us although sometimes it is difficult. For example, I always wanted to get my motorcycle license and have a bike. I never did it and what is really sad is that now I don’t care if I do or not. I have passed beyond wanting a motorcycle. Imagine how wonderful I would have felt if I hadn’t given up on my dream and actually did it.
Some of you may say that it obviously wasn’t important enough ~ but it was. I just made every excuse possible as to why I couldn’t do it and I got in my own way. I sabotaged it. That is why when I say I love to travel and know how important it is to me I make sure I do absolutely everything I can to make it happen. I am not one of those people who has a lot of money that I can travel where ever and whenever I want. I have to make plans, follow a budget, look for travel deals and find a way to pay for it all.
I am going to miss my friend when I am sitting on that front porch, because we were going to enjoy telling each other about some of the things we did or saw. Life is too short to waste any of it. So, no matter what it is, where you want to go, if it is important figure out a way to do it. Easier said than done, I know, but do your best and you won’t have any regrets because you will know you tried.
That question is always on my mind whenever I am thinking of going on a trip. How do I pay for my flight, hotel, fuel, food and miscellaneous expenses? I know most people are in the same situation as I am and that is exactly the reason why I have created a section on “Making Money” on this website. I am very interested in learning how others pay for their trips and would really like to hear from you and share your experiences with my readers. Maybe by doing this we can help each other pay for our travel expenses and travel more! Wouldn’t that be nice?