If you set out to travel a lot as a New Year’s resolution, and so far, nothing has happened… Don’t worry, there’s still time! Take up this resolution and prepare to make it a reality, today. Now, how can you do it? There are several strategies and platforms that can help you make that trip of your dreams, without many worries or financial stress.
Some of these strategies and tools that can help you travel more are:
1. Accumulate Travel Miles and Redeem them
If there is something that can take much advantage of it, it is your points or extra miles. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, it’s about credit card or airline point or mile accrual programs. If you have the perfect card, you can save not only on the ticket for your trip, but also the hotel stays, transportation and even car rental. Currently, there are many alternatives on the market, so look for the one that best suits you and offers you the best value for your money. When it comes to airline miles, my best advice is to sign up for all of their mileage programs as soon as possible. The more you accumulate, the more benefits you will have!
2. Consider volunteering in other countries
Believe it or not, you can do it! There are many non-profit organizations related to agriculture, education, and health seeking help from volunteers. Many of them even cover all expenses and even offer you housing with food.
3. Teach a Language in another Continent
If you love education and master one or several languages, perhaps this alternative is the most viable for you. There is a wide range of companies that specialize in offering these services, whether it be tutoring or providing group classes, in other countries.
4. Exchange your Home for Another
If you are looking for a different adventure that takes you out of your comfort zone, you can exchange your home and choose to live in another totally unknown home/country for a period of time. You would select where and for how long. Basically that other person would be living in your home, also having another foreign experience. Currently, there are several safe companies that offer this type of experience.
5. Request Gift Certificates for your Trips
If you are one of those who loves to travel and hate conventional gifts such as clothing, accessories and jewelry, this option is excellent for you. Let your family and loved ones know that you prefer to receive gift cards from airlines, hotels, and even hospitality services like AirBnB. Easy and simple. Say goodbye to conventional gifts!
6. Work in a Remote Position
Working face-to-face every day in a company can limit us all a bit. However, working remotely or online has many more advantages because you could do it from anywhere in the world. Of course, you would have to coordinate your schedules well and have a good Internet connection or a telephone, but after that… let’s explore! My best advice is to think what you would like to do and check if there are options online, a good option could be a virtual administrative assistant, translator or editor of a digital magazine.
7. Become a Brand Ambassador
It is a very popular trend these days. Many brands circulate annual calls to identify people with a lot of influence on social networks (influencers) or a high volume of followers so that they can dedicate themselves to documenting their experience with their products or services. With this type of role, you will have access to monthly payments, and you could even be traveling for a long time documenting your experiences in restaurants, hotels, airlines, etc. So, if you are creative and love social media, look for alternatives like these!
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