As I have been traveling often, somebody recently asked me how I, or anyone, could travel so much without going dead broke.
I hate it when people ask me that. They say it almost like they wish it would happen. I am location independent and blessed. It has its pros and cons, but when it comes to money, all that you need to remember is that it all comes down to saving and managing your finances well. Yes, just like everyone else, it all boils down to discipline.
If you are looking into trying to travel without ending up on the streets, it is good to know that it is pretty manageable. A quick google search can help you come up with these ideas. While they are pretty quick ideas from the top of my head, I just want to prove that it is not impossible. Read:
Travel by car. Instead of flying around so much, traveling by car can save you money while traveling. Don’t forget to be a smart driver unlike these people we found on the Moneybarn website. Take care of your car and it will take you more miles than you can imagine.
Find a job. There are a lot of jobs available to expats in different countries. Teach English (these jobs are available in about every country and she could place ads in local newspapers to get private lessons which she can earn more for), work in a hostel, or work for a local counterpart of a company from your country. It may not make you much, but it will get you by.
Work for a cause. Whether you work for an NGO (www.idealist.org), or for the government (http://www.usajobs.gov/), jobs with a cause give you the chance to travel with accommodations and living necessities. It is important to note though, that you must put your heart into the job, and it’s not all fun and games. After all, you’re sent this country for a reason.
It is not impossible to survive being location independent. I’m alive, ain’t I?