How to Start Traveling, Even When You’re Broke
When you ask people the biggest reason why they don’t travel, it usually boils down to not having enough money. This implies that in order to go on an adventure, you have to be willing to spend a lot, but fortunately, that’s not the case. Traveling has never been cheaper!
If you dig a bit deeper, you’ll understand that most of the time the problem is not the lack of money, but rather how you spend it and your preconceptions about travel. When you take the time to search and learn how to travel independently, you can really keep the costs down and travel more frequently.
1. Reassess Your Priorities
It’s not uncommon to find people who claim they don’t have any money to travel, yet they always have the latest smartphone and go partying every weekend. The issue is not money, it’s just that traveling is not their priority.
Travelers travel all the time not because they’re loaded with cash – they merely spend all of it on their trips! That smartphone you bought? It could have been a two-week adventure to an exciting and hot place. The night out with your friends? Maybe two or three nights in a hostel somewhere.