June 28, 2018 Words cannot describe how excited I am for this study abroad trip to Australia. Not only will I have the option to explore a new country, continent, and island (I just had to put that in), but will be able to experience […]
Month: June 2018
PASSPOORT Make sure you check that you have your passport at least six-months in advance before traveling out of the country. Packing Toiletries- toothbrush, razor, facewash, brush, makeup, etc. Medications- pack all meds and vitamins on carryon bag!! Clothes- look up weather for that time […]
Being able to travel is a privilege. So, no it is not easy to get to another country if you have no money or in other words, if you are broke. The easiest way to fund a trip is raising money from other people. I’ve talked about using your friends and family to help fund vacations in a previous post, but what I’m about to explain to you might even get you more money than you need.
Help others and be rewarded
So, yes you might have already planned to ask for some money for an upcoming vacation, but have you thought about going on a mission trip? Not only are people way more willing to help fund your trip, but the experience is so rewarding. I have been on three mission trips; twice to Guatemala and once to Yucatan. Each one I felt I learned more and received more spiritually than I gave to the locals. Even though most of your trip will be helping others, teaching bible studies, building houses, etc., there are still times for yourself. For example, on my mission trips, there is normally a day where we can go into the city, visit certain areas, and do a little tourism shopping.
I realize most of you might not ever go on a mission trip, but they are some of my most memorable. Remember, friends and especially family members are more generous in donations towards these types of trips than vacations. I highly recommend considering going on one! You never know, maybe it will be in a country you have never been before.
First off, unless you just crave for the unexpected, every trip you plan should be long before it happens. Now, I’m not saying you can’t decide to go to the lake this weekend if you did not plan it ahead of time. What I’m trying to say is financially, it is smart to plan trips way in advance. In my opinion, a weekend away from your hometown is not and should not be costly. Therefore, I do not consider that a trip. Now, if you want to go on a real vacation and travel the world, or to different parts of your country, then that to me is a trip.
What trip should I plan for??
If you are not 100 percent sure you will be able to go on a certain trip, DO NOT plan it. That’s the first rule! However, if you aren’t sure a particular trip will work out for you, but the deposit to save your spot is refundable, BOOK IT!!
For example, I just signed up for a trip next summer to Mexico to visit the beach and awesome water. Do I know my plans for next summer yet? No. The deposit was only two-hundred bucks and it was refundable. So, without a question, I saved my seat. The only thing you have to be careful when reserving a seat for yourself like this is to be aware of when the last day your money is refundable. Our lives change and if for some reason you aren’t able to go on the trip as you originally thought, you need to make sure you are still able to receive that deposit back.