After a recent conversation with a friend, it became evident money and time are our biggest excuses for not traveling. It’s hard, and I get that. Saying travel needs to be a priority is far easier said than done.
So, I cast a net on the world wide web to deliver solutions and turned up with experts who managed to turn their passion into careers or who live their lives no different from us, but travel like Romans.
Luckily for all of us, they live to tell the tale. They’re self-created travel idols, who have all written blog posts about how to travel with no money, on a tight budget, or on a PTO schedule.
Here are my top 3 motivators:
- The Professional – Nomadic Matt:
Matt, is undeniably the most established travel blogger out there for a reason. Among his in-depth destination advice, he has also written several posts on how to save money for travel and how to travel without money. He’s been featured in the NYT, the National Geographic and CNN, to name a few. This guy figured it out, and this blog post is gold.
2. The Full-Time Travel Yogi – This American Girl:
Camille is not only an inspiration, but also a brilliant, witty writer. Featured in Marie Claire magazine and starting her journey from Seattle, she’s been traveling for 4 years now. While, I’m not sure I could envision a life of nonstop travel, her message is clear, to travel you simply have to decide you will. For personal, heartfelt advice on traveling on a budget I highly recommend This American Girl.
3. The Normal Office Job Traveller – Travel. Paint. Repeat.:
Out of all my inspirations, I most relate to Megan. We aren’t all meant to give up the life our parents envisioned we would have. Some of us enjoy having a place to call home and a pup to greet us at the door. That doesn’t mean we can’t have the best of both worlds as Megan explains in her blog post.
There are lessons and tips to take away from each of these wonderful bloggers. Be that how to save money, make money, spend less, or travel wiser. I hope they motivate you to start your next journey wherever that may be.
Safe Travels, Millennials!
Have some travel motivators of your own? I’d love to hear about them!