Finding The Time And Money To Travel
Everybody loves to travel! But there are a couple of excuses that people always have when talking about vacation, time and money. Today we will discuss why time and money shouldn’t be an excuse for you not to travel anymore.
Traveling the world is one of the best ways that you can gain a good perspective of other cultures as well as enjoy the planet that we live on. However in some cultures travel and vacationing is not part of their society. This is the case for most of the western world. We always seem to be too busy to get away.
But did you know that traveling can be inexpensive, fun and rejuvenating? It’s true! There are even some companies that are now giving their employees trips because they understand that when an employee is rested they work more efficiently. But not all company feel that way, the truth is most companies want you to work more and pay you less.
If you are young, it is a good idea to go traveling and stay in youth hostels. They are inexpensive to stay in and allow you to see the world without spending much money. Plus you may meet lots of friends who are also doing the same as you. However with youth hostels you should exercise caution because of safety. If you stay in groups you’ll most likely be fine.
Another inexpensive way to travel is to book your airfare in advance by six months or more. This will give you the best pricing especially if you are going to be traveling during holidays times such as summer, Thanksgiving or Christmas time.
If you have a frequent flyer card then you should use it to save on airfare. You might be able to even score a free ticket or two depending on how often you travel. With so many frequent flyer clubs out there, it is best to look into them and do your own research. Some frequent flyer clubs are geared toward business people while others are geared toward the average family. You just need to do some research to find out which ones will work best for you.
Speaking of frequent flyer clubs, one way to enjoy your trip is to hang out in the airport lounges. These are lounges that are exclusively designed for airline card members. They often require a yearly fee, however they can be relaxing and rejuvenating in the hectic airport. It’s up to you to decide if it’s worth the money or not.
Finally, let’s talk about time. Getting time off to travel can sometimes be difficult. However if you approach your boss with a proposition that your travel might help your work, it is more likely that you’ll be able to get the time off. For example let’s say you are a teacher, you might look for educational opportunities while traveling and report back to your boss what you learned.
These are just a few examples of ways that you can leverage your time and money to travel more and see the world. Just go out there and do it and experience new and exciting cultures!