Start budgeting for your dream travel adventure right now!
What I did
I started saving for a ‘travel journey’ when I was 18. I’d just come back from my 6 month in Vancouver and realised that this was definitely not going to be my last big travel adventure. I’ve been working since I was 15, so I put the money that I’d saved over the years in a new back account specifically for traveling. This is the first step towards achieving your goal.
So for you reading this, put that money aside on a different bank account! This will make sure that you are not spending it on anything else (on accident) and keeps your mind set towards your goal.
Plus, when doing the conversion from van to camper, a separate bank account also gives you a clear overview of how much money you have to spend and how much you still to in your bank account after the conversion so you can actually go and travel!
Over the last couple of years I’ve always had a side job and have been able to put every month around a third in my travel account. If you want something you have to work hard and sometimes sacrifice other things for your goal!
Tip: google the 20/30/50 rule for budgeting tips.
What I've learned
You control your life. When I was younger, I would always say that my goal was to travel the world. And I think it is a dream many people might have. But a couple of weeks ago I realised that the difference between them and me is that I was actually going to make my travel dream come true! It doesn’t just happen, nobody is going to do it for you. If your dream is to travel, you have to make it happen.
There is no right time. Unconsciously I think I was waiting for the right moment, a sign that this is not just some stupid idea or illogical dream. But, especially since the whole world up side down, I’ve realised that there is not a right time. There might always be something that makes more sense for you to do or want. Start by budgeting for your travel adventure and then… Go for it!
This is your life, live how you want to live it! Travel to all the countries you want discover!