How To Keep Your Wallet Full While Traveling

Start a travel blog or channel

Sure, you might not make money at first, but if you build up your website with beautiful pictures and great content, it won’t be long before you’re able to monetize your work. Start small. Write a few articles, film, and edit some quick, catchy videos, then run them by a trusted friend or colleague and ask them what you could do to improve. As long as your content is fun and original, you won’t find it hard to build up a readership.

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Get a job with great perks

There are tons of jobs out there that enable you to travel and make money at the same time. It’s all about figuring out your priorities and searching for a job that fits that criteria. Flight attendant is a popular one as you’ll literally be flown around the world, and for your off-days, there are great perks like discounts (up to 90%) on flights. If you’re not crazy about being in the air all the time, find a job at a hotel or hostel. They often offer employees the opportunity to transfer to another hotel in a different city, and for your vacations, you’ll get a great deal on your accommodations.

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Pick a transferable skill

There are tons of jobs that are required worldwide. With a little research, you can easily pick up a job in your new city of choice, and make enough money to fund travel to your next location. A few jobs that work really well for this are nurse, bartender, photographer, and yoga instructor. There are tons of other examples, but these are some of the easiest jobs to get abroad. They all pay a steady wage, which can give some much-needed stability to your budget.

Even if regular employment isn’t your thing, you can use your skills, like massage therapy or music, to pick up some gigs while away from home. As long as you’re comfortable in the local language, it’s easy to put up advertisements and take in some occasional clients to give your bank account a boost.

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The Most Common Scams from Around the World

There’s nothing like traversing the world and exploring new countries and cultures, but sometimes the experience is spoiled by dishonorable people preying on uninformed travelers. If you make an effort to learn about the classic scams, you’re unlikely to fall victim to them and can just enjoy the positive side of your trip. To help, here’s a list of common scams around the world for you to get acquainted with.

How to Make Friends During Your Trip

One of the biggest fears of people who want to embark on a solo trip is being alone. They think meeting new people will be a struggle, and if they can’t find a partner to travel with, they just cancel or postpone their adventure. The truth is that with a little bit of planning and initiative, it’s actually harder to be alone than you think. The travel community is extremely welcoming and one doesn’t need to try hard to be part of it.

This Is the Fastest Way to Get through Customs

No one enjoys lines, and custom lines are some of the worst. The hundreds of confused flyers with paperwork in hand is daunting, but what if I told you that you can bypass that line for free – without paying for Global Entry? Whether you travel internationally 30 times a year or once a year, you’ll love the app. The Mobile Passport Control app speeds up the process of filling out and processing your U.S. immigration paperwork. This little-known app gets you your own line, away from the crowds, and lets you get to baggage claim that much quicker – likely before your baggage!