Originally, I was not going to make a blog post just for my day of traveling. However, there were a couple things I thought were worth sharing. For starters, I was trying to board the first plane, but the lady at the gate was telling […]
- Make sure you check that you have your passport at least six-months in advance before traveling out of the country.
- Toiletries- toothbrush, razor, facewash, brush, makeup, etc.
- Medications- pack all meds and vitamins on carryon bag!!
- Clothes- look up weather for that time of year AND what the weather is in Australia while packing
- Extras- small umbrella, pillow case, sunglasses, hats, backpack, camera, etc.
- Make currency exchange several weeks prior to departure as it must be ordered
- Personal opinion- take more cash than you think you will need
- Once arrived in Australia, split the cash you have into several places
- Example: wallet/purse, backpack, suitcase, and safe in room if available
Most teens and young adults are not the best at saving money. In fact, most of them are just flat-out broke. So, if you are a travel junkie like me, how do you still get overseas?
Friends and more importantly, FAMILY!!!
Thankfully, I have been blessed with not only a fairly large family, but one that is generous in helping me travel. You do not need a family member to give you 250 bucks! Instead, write them a nice email or letter explaining where you would like to go and that 25 bucks would help greatly. Trust me, twenty-five dollars goes a long way when you starting adding them up. You don’t need to stay in five-star hotels. You don’t need a non-stop ticket either. All you need is just enough money to suffice your thrill to travel.
On another note, traveling with friends or in a group helps tremendously. When you do this, you not only have company to do things with, but you can share your lodging expenses. A lot of places give group discounts as well. Again, each dollar adds up!
If you take anything away from this posts, just know you have friends and family. Don’t ask for a lot from each. You want to be able to go back to them knowing they still have money in their bank accounts. My advice though, is to only ask for money from a family member once a year, friends at max, once every two. Even though this may not seem like a lot, isn’t that one or two more trips you might not have had?
First off, thank you! I am thrilled you are reading this. I wanted to clarify “Why this blog??” what I am hoping for it to become. As you could probably guess from the title, this blog is for everyone who is wanting some help building up their savings for the sole purpose of traveling. A variety of posts will be available for teens, students in college, those who are young, old, people just starting a family or those that have a large one. I do not want to turn anyone away, but these posts I will be creating are for the sole purpose of helping those that want some pointers on how to save for vacations.
Who am I???
I am and like to consider myself as an everyday person. Am I rich? No! That is a fact. However, I travel at every opportunity I get, whether I have the finances at the time or not. My favorite place on earth, so far, is the beach. It’s not a place for me to live, but it is the perfect place to take a break and enjoy some me time.
On another note, I wanted to let you know that for the first few months, no one will know that I have made this blog. Not my friends. Not my family. I am so grateful for my friends and family, however, to be able and write without people judging is all I want. I want you, the people reading this to email me with questions you might have or just comment on the things you enjoy the most from my posts.