How do I travel so much?

Recently I  was sent a message from a friend in line with “How can I travel so much?” Here is the question:

Glad to see you making the most out of life, unlike some of us stuck in the corporate world.I’ve always wondered, where do you find the time and money to do all these? I wanna be able to do the things you’ve done whilst I’m still young and relatively mobile.

Travel mind

Travel mind

I decided to share this response as I get this question often and it got me thinking, how can I do it… and others don’t seem to be able to? Well for starters… I want to! I want to travel more than anything. It’s my love, it’s my passion – so I make it happen.

Loving life at Uluru in NTAustralia

Loving life at Uluru in NTAustralia

I guess I also budget, work hard and stay with friends and family overseas and in Australia which helps. But here is my response to him:

Hey Mate

Hahahha you are very young! plenty of time. But as I’ve just lost a dear friend who I climbed machu picchu with and was only our age (24) – I say make the most of every day and don’t “save for a rainy day” it may never come.

It’s a matter of prioritising. I love travel, it’s my passion! It’s what I want to do in my life. It drives me to work harder!

It’s as simple as setting a date- then you have a goal to work towards. Then saving is much easier. Think of things in your life you can cut out – 3 coffees a day, dinner out twice a week, new clothes – what can you cut out?
I think of things in terms of travel. I could buy a new dress but that’s also the same price as a flight from Cancun to Mexico City. It’s about value- what do you value? and where do you want your money to go?

It takes dedication of course- but it’s not that hard! If you want to go – you can do it!

I’m most certainly not rich! I just work hard and play hard. I set the goal, i.e. Sri Lanka in April. I need $1000 for flights and $500- $1000 spending money. I’ll go for 10 days. So I need to ensure not only I have enough work to get the money to go but also that I plan for work before and after it.

I hope I have helped you.

Time at the snow - This is my happiness

Time at the snow – This is my happiness

Love to hear how you manage to travel and what are the difficulties you face?

About Emma Lovell

My name is Emma and I'm a busy gal. Owner and Director of Lovelly Communications, I specialise in marketing and social media promotions. I also run a business called Lovelly Pet Sitters, we care for pets as if they are our own. Somehow, I also find plenty of time to travel! Blessed to run businesses that give me the freedom to follow my true passion, travel! I'm happiest when I'm having new experiences. Whether it's a new cafe down the road, a bucket list item like Everest Base Camp or seeing friends in another city, I truly love travelling! So please join me in my many adventures across my many sites. And please do contact me for information on any of the above! View all posts by Emma Lovell

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