Travelling the world without breaking the bank seems like a far-fetched idea but according to extended holidays specialist The Global Work & Travel Co, there are smarter ways to see the world:
Fundraise your trip
This year for Christmas, or for your birthday, ask your family to donate money towards your trip. The online platform, FundMyTravel gives travellers their own platform for raising money. FundMyTravel makes it easy to budget for your trip and incentivises donors to contribute too.
Use miles and points
Sometimes, you have to spend money to make money.
With frequent flyer points and credit cards you can get highly discounted and even free air travel. Sign up for the frequent flyer program with the airline you travel with most and try to stick with that airline to let your miles stack up. You can then redeem these points for your free flights. Choose a credit card with great travel perks that have a huge sign-up bonus. Use it regularly to keep reeling in those points.
Get a job overseas
A working holiday is a great way to work, play, and explore a totally new and fun way of life on the other side of the world without having to burn through your savings back home. Travellers can earn a local income to fund their stay.
68% of The Global Work & Travel Co’s customers aged 18-25 choose to do a working holiday in Canada, Australia, or the UK.
If you have anywhere between three months to two years to spare, you can get paid to teach English abroad.
The Global Work & Travel Co. will send you to places like Peru, Costa Rica, Asia and even Spain for 3-4 week programs to help locals practice their language skills.
Although The Global Work & Travel Co. doesn’t cover your flights, it does provide you with accommodation and the chance to travel to neighbouring countries on the weekends.
Become a house sitter
You can get free accommodation just about anywhere around the globe by house-sitting.
While the homeowner is away, you will stay for an agreed amount of time during which you will keep an eye on the house and take care of some light general maintenance, if required. A lot of times the homeowner will also have a pet or two that they’ll want you to feed, walk, and just keep company while they’re away. Some great websites are Trusted Housesitters, Nomador, HouseSit Match, or Mind My House.
Be an ‘Au Pair’
If you love kids, you can get a job overseas as an Au Pair, or international nanny.
The Global Work & Travel Co allows you to live and work in a household with a host family whilst earning a weekly stipend of pocket money, paid vacation days and other perks. You will get a free room and board as well as on some occasions extra money for travel or a language course, and a lot of host families will even pay your return flights.
All host families are screened and checked in advance and The Global Work & Travel Co provides in-country support and a 24/7 emergency number for extra security.