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Top Ways to Fund Your Travels

Traveling is an enriching experience and something that everyone should try at least once. It doesn’t have to be an around the world experience to give you a fantastic adventure either, as some destinations close to home tick all the right boxes. However, there is one thing that often puts a stop on plans, and that’s how to finance your trip. There are a few ways to get cash together to make it a reality. 

Check out some of the top ways to fund your travels below:

Sell stuff

We often have tons of things we don’t need anymore. This could be clothes, furniture, gadgets, or even your car (if you’re traveling for an extended period). All these small things can add to your travel fund and also help with clearing out unwanted clutter before you leave. 

Rent out your room or home

If you’re traveling for a few months or even years, renting out a room or your entire home could be an option. This can help cover the cost of bills while you’re away and give you a little extra to fund your travel as you go. 

Apply for financing

Whether you’re planning short-term travel or longer trips, why not get a personal loan to fund it? This type of financing is best if you’re planning on working while on your adventure or perfect for shorter trips you take throughout the year. Of course, they’d need to be paid back, but they can be paid back in predictable monthly installments. It is a great way to see the world without having to save up a large sum of money. 

Work while you travel

Many people fund their travels this way and have tons of fun doing it. There’s a host of remote working jobs that can be done across the globe, including freelance writing, photography, editing, or even your current role. A lot of companies now have remote capabilities and are open to people working while they travel. 


Volunteering is a great way to open your mind to different cultures and causes across the world. While volunteering, in most cases, won’t pay for flights, your time is often repaid in having accommodation and food catered for on your travels. It’s the ideal chance to try your hand at new things, gain new skills, including teaching, building, farm work, and caring for animals. 

House Sit

To cut the cost of accommodation on your travels, why not consider housesitting. Several websites list property owners that are looking for someone to look after their home while they are traveling. You may find that you have some furry friends to care for too. You can search for destinations across the globe, plus some housesitting opportunities are for a few weeks, and sometimes even for months, so you’ll have plenty of places to discover on your stay. 

Move back home

If you’re looking to save up some cash, moving back home could be an option (of course, if your parents will have you!).  

Victoria Brewood

Although very much British, Victoria always felt like she was meant to be living the 'American Dream'. She loves the US and has travelled to over 14 states.

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