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We can say that traveling is a lot affordable nowadays than it was just a couple of decades ago. Living life as a digital nomad is not something that some can just dream about. But, with all the rumors of traveling becoming much more expensive in the years to come, we will need to come up with the best solutions possible to save our money if we want to continue traveling as much as we’d like to.

Fellow travelers, you shouldn’t worry. Luckily enough, there are a lot of opportunities for us. Simply changing some of the spending habits we have will go a long way in the terms of saving money we could use for trips. But we won’t tell you how to save your money just be cutting your everyday expenses and all the ordinary stuff you’ve already read elsewhere.

So, what are some creative ways to save money for traveling? Let’s dig into some of the best practices that proved to be really effective for keeping a little extra money on the side and putting it into the travel fund.

It’s Not a Vacation!

If you gave up on your regular job at some point in your life and embarked on an adventure of living nomadic life, you are most recently already accustomed to working on the go.

And with all the possibilities the Internet is giving to all of us, options we have are almost countless. If you’re still working 9 to 5 and struggling to put aside enough money and spare time to fulfill your dreams of traveling places, forget about your field of expertise and your regular job.

Instead, find what will work for you and go for it. Running a YT channel, managing a successful blog, running an e-commerce business or freelancing as a graphic designer, programmer or someone else are just some of the things that will give you enough money to travel and live a nomadic life.

Not knowledgeable in above-mentioned areas? Don’t stress about it! Check out lots of courses available on sites like Udemy or Stack Skills, be patient and always improve!

Sell Your Stuff

Most of the people are emotionally linked to their old stuff so much that they are rather opting for keeping it in the attic for years instead of selling it. If you’re already thinking about living nomadic life, do you really need all those stuff in the basement or in the attic?

Not to mention your car! If you’re going on a year-long trip, is it really necessary for your car to do nothing back home for an entire year?

Did you know that there are lots of ways to make money renting your car?

If you are not keen on selling it and you feel like you’ll be needing it in the future, then find alternative ways to make some money out of it. That money could come in handy while traveling.

Last but not the least, make sure to organize garage sale before you embark on your journey. Money you can take from selling all the stuff you don’t need might supplement your travel budget pretty much.

Ready… Set… GO!

Whether you’re planning a luxurious trip and on booking finest hotels and accommodation or you’ll rather travel on a budget – having money is a must. Therefore, find what works for you the best, and just go for it!

You’ll need a solid plan and the iron will to change your current mindset and shift it to the new one. Good luck!


Hellen McAdams

is a chief marketing strategist. She loves a good digital marketing strategy and isn't afraid to ask questions every day to keep up with the industry's trends. If you have any comments or questions, contact her: @hellen_mcadams.

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  • Robin Rue

    I have a bunch of stuff I could sell. I have tons of my boys old clothes and toys in my basement that could definitely go to new homes.

  • Candy Kage

    We are always looking for ways to save for traveling and vacations. Our capital one card helps

  • Interesting. I moved from a 1-br apt. last year into a 2-br condo and my stuff seems to have doubled since then, lol! Not really sure how. I love traveling and I try to go as often as possible.

  • Ola Broom

    These are all proven ways to make a bit of money on the side without having a regular 9-5. Knowing me thought I’d probably spend ally earnings on furniture. Lol!

  • Jenny Austin Finney

    I sometimes envy those who live the nomadic life! They get to travel just about anywhere they desire ( I know it must be difficult at times) and enjoy the beauty of all the places. yes, I can see how one would have to cut out unnecessary spending to live this way.

  • These are some great ways to save! One day I’d like to travel more, but it’s tricky with kids in the mix.

  • Crystal Nicole Collier

    Definitely great ways to save for vacation and whatever else you need to save for. I actually sold stuff to pay off debt so I could save more next year for travel.

  • Travelling is the best way to learn about the world. I would love to one day be able to be remote with my work and see all the places I’ve been wanting to visit for the longest time!

  • These are great ways to set aside some money for travel. I would love to travel more. Selling one’s stuff sounds like a great way to build a little savings account for travel.

  • We love traveling, but we have two kids, so between the kids and work and school, it is difficult to travel. But having a good way to save definitely helps.

  • Wow I love these out of the box ideas of selling/renting your things before a vacation! I think renting your place while you are away is also another good option (if one is open to it)!

  • I have never thought about renting my car to support my travels but honestly anything that can help make/save me money is welcome

  • Vyjay Rao

    If traveling is your passion you are sure to do it and save for it as well. The best way that works for us is to allocate funds from the monthly budget and plany your travels well in advance taking advantage of lower airfares.

  • That’s Chelsea

    These are some really creative ideas! I had not considered renting my car.

  • Love the tips! This is the second time I’ve heard the words “sell it” I think its time for me to go ahead and start selling things. I don’t know if I’m quite ready to rent my care yet though.

  • I believe in selling things and do that on a regular basis. I had no idea you could rent your car out. That is so freaking smart.

  • Joyce Brewer

    With all the full-time travel folks I see in the digital space I’m learning there’s a solution for everything. People are selling, bartering, writing and living their dreams.

  • Carissa

    Great Ways to save for vacation! I never knew you could rent your own car! My husband and I have started selling stuff that we no longer use anymore! Its a great way to make some side money!

  • I don’t get to travel much nowadays but these are great tips for those that enjoy jet-setting across the globe.

  • Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

    I fully agree on selling your old things instead of just letting them sit for years and years in the attic! My husband and I LOVE to travel and make it a priority in life to do so, so I loved reading your ideas.

  • Shannon Graham

    I really do need to travel more. This year is going to be my year for traveling.

  • Cyn Gagen

    These are great ideas. I didn’t do nearly enough traveling in 2017 and I plan to change that in 2018.

  • Amanda

    Such creative and unique ways to save up money for things you want to do. Now that my kids are older I actually enjoy traveling with them, so I hope we travel more in 2018!

  • I need to sell my extra stuff just on GP. Of course, I’d be able to put THAT money to the side for future travel since I’m not looking to live a nomadic life anytime soon.

  • BohemianBabushka

    That’s some list you have going there. Never would have thought about my car and ways to use it for my travel funds. Eye opening and has BB thinking of other items she can rent out too.

  • Kasi Perkins

    These are some great ideas! I use Poshmark to sell my clothes that I don’t wear anymore for extra saving money.

  • EG Green

    It’s definitely an adjustment when planning to just uproot and embark upon the nomadic life. I feel like the most important thing you touched on is letting go of old things…once we let go, we can truly receive all that we’ve been missing!

  • Eva

    Renting your car while you are off traveling the world is an excellent idea! I was just talking about traveling with my son, and he’s like, so why do I need a license and a car? He was right about the car, but I told him he still needed the license just in case he needed to get around while he was exploring the world.

  • chubskulit

    We have been planning to go overseas for a while now but it get cancelled every year due to lack of budget. I need to do a better job in planning our budget.

  • Oh I need all these tips! Thank you!! These are all really good ideas for saving.