We strongly believe in the idea that “travel is the one thing you buy that makes you richer”—but sometimes we need to get a little creative when it comes to saving money for our dream trips. Just in time for the holidays (and those holiday wish lists), we’ve rounded up some of our favorite ideas for how you can start stashing away the cash for your next trip.
Save spare change
Use cash as often as possible and keep leftover change in a small bank or jar at home. When it gets full, bring to a CoinStar machine or the bank and deposit the cash you’ve earned—then start over!
Create an online travel fund through Go Fund Me
Crowd-funding is becoming increasingly popular, and it’s a great way to have friends and loved ones donate to your trip for holiday presents, wedding gifts or for your birthday.
Set aside a small portion of each paycheck
Try setting up an automatic transfer from your bank account to a savings account for a small portion each month. This will allow you to stash away some extra money without really noticing it’s being put away. Before you know it, you’ll have a good amount saved for your trip.
Reward yourself for working out (or reaching small goals)
Put away a dollar for every time you visit the gym, go to bed early or drink the recommended 48 oz. of water per day. Not only will this help you save for tour, but it will keep you on track with your goals and start your new year off on the right foot.
Use your tax refund
Get your taxes done early and reap the rewards by putting your tax refund check straight into your travel savings.
Ask for a Go Ahead Gift Certificate
Go Ahead Gift Certificates come in any dollar amount and are hand-written, which makes for a beautiful gift that you can use toward an upcoming tour. (To order one, simply give us a call at 1.877.265.1757.)
What are your tips and tricks for saving for tour? Tell us in the comments below!