What the fuck do you guys do in life to travel that much, and how do you take the time to do so?
I'd love to travel and do exciting things like you guys but >money, >time and >responsabilities
Travel > money, time, responsibilities
YOLO my friend, pick the life you want to live. Sometimes you have to sacrifice some things to have the life you want to live.
>I hate the term YOLO
I save up for 11 months of the year then take 3 weeks off every September and just pick a place and go.
I plan to do a long trip once I finish my degree. I haven't even started it yet so that won't be for another 5 years at least :/
Here's what I've done since 2013:
> gone to New York City by myself or with friends about a eight times
> gone to Chicago with friends or to meet friends three or four times
> May 1st 2013 to - near the end of August 2013 (traveled to about a dozen countries)
> May 1st 2014 - to about October 1st 2014 (traveled to about twenty countries)
> November 24th - January 11th (just in one country)
I've also lived in a couple of different places. I'm 21 and a full-time student. My parents don't financially support my traveling, so I've gone all over with money I've saved from working multiple jobs. I don't normally have a huge budget, but, even when I've found myself with hardly any money in the bank, I've always had fun.
It's kind of nice, because I now feel like I can go anywhere in the world with only a few hundred dollars.
US Marine. Some travel comes with the job, plus get 30 days of leave a year, which is stackable. For instance, I'm taking 45 days this summer to go to the Middle East and Thailand. Also will be vacationing in Georgia, and maybe Florida during that time. Going to do a cruise with the wife this fall. Go back to Thailand this December. Thinking about Spain for Carnival in February, may fly SpaceA to Rota to save on a plane ticket. Then back to Thailand in April for Songkran. I am sure I will do something over summer, maybe Brazil. then back to Thailand for Loy Krathong in November 2016. And there is bound to be various Stateside travel amongst all that. I want to go to New Orleans, California, and Austin somewhere in there.
Trying to get orders to either Bahrain or Japan for 2 years from now.
>It's kind of nice, because I now feel like I can go anywhere in the world with only a few hundred dollars.
you can't even buy a plane ticket to 'anywhere in the world' with only a few hundred dollars
Probably sensibly, like any other normal person
People who say "HOW CAN U TRAVEL, I AM SO JELUS, NO ONE GIVES MEH MONEH" is a fucking child.
It's called SAVING. It takes like the SMALLEST amount of willpower to put some money away every month for the purpose of using that money to accomplish something, such as travelling. If you can't even muster that amount of willpower then there is no hope for you and you will never make it.
Sure, if you have questions feel free to ask anything.
Some of it I'm not proud of. I make about 900 a month and spend no more than 10 dollars a day (at most). That leaves plenty for a month long trip usually. It kills all my savings but then I begin again.
>cruises for a cabin of 4 to Tallinn or Riga are under 50 euros round trip if split between 4 people
>transportation into Denmark is under 100 euros if done right
>transportation into Finland is similar
>flights can be less than 100 euros as well
>hostels are cheap if you go with multiple people
>trains and buses aren't bad
I'm studying in Sweden, and by the time I'm out of here I will have been through 8 countries, if not more. Each trip costs probably 200 euros total, maybe 300 at the most.
I'm still a student, but I have a freelance job at a PR agency and one at an business magazine where I can make some nice money, since I also get state support and I live rent free in my own apartment. The good thing about freelancing jobs is, that I can do it from anywhere as long as there's an internet connection. This summer for example, I'll be living 2 months in Japan while working.
I work in research, so I just search and summarize topics and studies related to media/news, which are then compiled into a newsletter and sent out to our customers monthly
I study journalism and just found it through a job advert, but I am sure that there are heaps of freelancing jobs you can do as a journalist
I have a job that's contract based. It's admin work in a university. I work anywhere from a few hours to a few years in each position. Usually get contracts for a few months that end up getting extended and I stay for a year. When I know that my contract isn't going to be extended and I haven't traveled in a while I just tell HR to not look for a new one until I get back. I usually travel 4-7 weeks a year like this.
Oh yeah, and I've been banking my money like mad the last few years so I now have about $100k and I'm quitting my job next year to travel the world for a decade.
I work in the entertainment industry, I guess you'd say. I work festivals and events all over the place, doing product demo for a company. That takes me to a lot of destinations, plus it allows me to accumulate mileage to take recreational trips with my family.
I make websites as a freelancer. That means projects 18 months long on average after which I'm free to do whatever I want.
I have no wife, no kids, no loan. I also don't spend my money in clubs, have no smartphone and no car. That leaves a shitload of monies to spend on travelling.
When you travel to Asia or Africa, have plenty of time and avoid all the tourist rush and overpriced tours you may easily get by with 10EUR/day budget. No kidding here, this is my average of the last 19-months long journey (not including the equipment).
And now, for a change, I'm finishing an overhaul of my flat, and you know what? For the money I've already spent on it I could travel for five years.
Travelling is cheap. Money is no problem. Time is much more critical resource.
Union millwright. I earn almost as much as an engineer and I have no responsabilities. I work on contracts so if I want work I call my union, if I don't want to work well I remove my name from the list.
>Work on a fishing boat up in Alaska for 3 months.
>Make a years salary
>Have 9 months off.
>Have other optional seasonal jobs lined up.
It's actually pretty easy work compared to most labor jobs but extremely high stress (psycho captain). It's also extremely repetitive and boring.
Look up salmon seining on youtube. Literally the most miserable time of my life.
>is it dangerous work?
no, it (can be) really laid back if your captain isn't Captain Ahab.
Unless it gets windy. Then shit hits the fan. I almost got thrown off deck multiple times.
>some sort of IT professional who can work from his laptop anywhere in the world
Precisely, I thought this was the official /trv/ term for what I do?
>I didn't know the term until I came to /trv/
Please tell me how to do 10 EUR a day. I'm backpacking Europe for three months starting June and would love to know how to do that. Any broad tips you have for saving money on food/accommodation/not going on shitty tours which I'm not doing anyway. Any help is much appreciated!
Dude, I wrote you can do it in Asia or Africa. Europe is much much more expensive.
However, there are ways to travel in EU on minimal budget. It boils down to a couple of things:
1. transportation — your feet, hitchhiking or bicycle
2. food — dumpster diving, searching for expired food in supermarkets, buying only bottom-shelf produce
3. accommodation — a tent or hammock with a tarp, couch surfing, wwoof, helpx, squats and other communes where you stay in exchange for work
When you drop all unnecessary expenses like entrance tickets, drugs (incl. legal ones), sweets, electronic gadgets, etc. you may manage to survive on 10EUR/day.
Still, it works in summer only. Winter in Europe is not easy to live through, except perhaps for parts of Mediterranean coast. That's one of reasons why Europeans developed so advanced civilization. If they hadn't been working hard, they wouldn't have survived.
>How do I get rich
**How to have $1.2million in retirement while never earning more than $30k/year doing what you love**
*Step 1: (Age 22) Get an entry level job you hate making $30k/year. Aim not to ever apply for a raise or promotion.
*Step 2: Sacrifice and live on half your income for 5 years (this translates into about $750/month living expenses) while saving the other half ($15k/year).
*Step 3: At age 27 use your new $75k savings to start a brokerage account and invest the full amount. Don't contribute anything additional to that account - ever.
*Step 4: Quit the current job you hate and experiment in various other jobs/industries until you find one you love paying the same $30k salary. Bonus points if you find one with no hope for providing a raise. Live on the full $30k salary with no additional investing.
*Step 5: Watch that one, $75k investment you made at age 27 grow to $1,205,757 by year 57(or $2.5 million by age 65)
I lived of 10 euros a day in europe for 2 months and it was mostly for pot. I always thought to myself: if an alcoholic heroine addicted hobo can survive winter in canada... I can survive anywhere without money.
I'm a teacher in Kuwait. Great pay ($30k US + end of year bonus), accommodation is provided, there's nothing to do or spend money on during the weekends, and we only had like 160 fucking workdays this year. We''ll have had 19 full weeks off by the end of the school year, along with long weekends.
Some people hate it here, but I love it.
last year my buddies and i took a road trip to Sturgis South Dakota for the black hills motorcycle rally.the trip cost about 2000$ but goddamn if it was worth every single penny.
i had to skipped going out and eating lunch, return pop cans (10 cent deposit in mich baby!), cut back on going out with friends, didnt buy any video games, and drove my car only when i absolutely had do. i put aside $25-50 a week in a jar for the trip. saved all my change. it took some doing but i got it done.
a little effort and you can too!
>be electrical lineman
>work a few jobs, get storm work (dat sweet double time+overtime pay, ooooh shit)
>take a few weeks to a month off with some saved cash, see a different part of the world and bum it like a backpacker
it's nice, but the work is rough as hell and insanely dangerous so there's that tradeoff
I travel but I take a job where ever I go. I wish I was independently wealthy where I didn't have to worry about bills. Take up an English teaching job and in your free time see and interact with the locals.
OP life is full of compromises, that's what it comes down to. Not to write a blog entry but here is how I save for travelling; I decided that while I go to university I can't pay for school + housing + traveling so I realized that I would rather travel and live with my parents (rent free) than living by myself and not doing anything with my money.
I make about $600/week at a restaurant, working under 20hrs a week, I save 25% of my money for taxes (which I never end up paying because I get credits for paying my tuition), $100 for school and $125 I save just to build up my savings. This leaves me ~$250, I usually save most of that money for traveling but it's not like I never go out or buy anything.
Me and my friends had planned to travel to Europe during the summer for a month. They all bailed because they couldn't afford it, one of them because he doesn't want a job while going to school and the other two because they insist on living in an apartment they can't afford. So yeah you have to make a conscious decision about how to distribute your income, that's basically what it comes down to.
This is hardly true, every weekly "howww do u guyz pay 4 trv, so expensive" has 4 type of people
>Normal people who save money
>Real Travelers ® who only need 50 cents a week to survive
>People who call everyone else richfags
Seriously try out Workaway dot info ! It connects you with people all around the world who will give you accommodation and food in exchange for a few hours work. You can basically travel for a very long time for basically free!
<tfw this is what i wanted to do with my life but decided to get a normal degree
I made a big mistake obviously also thought about becoming a message therapist could have been making 30-40k a year and on my personal minimalist budget easily could have been traveling every summer :/ at least i can do telf when i finish school
Are you seriously comparing the demographics of 4chan to the entire world? I'll take back what I said the day Pobbo Hobbo the African Villager is the one accusing me of being a conceited "richfag."
True. When I see how the homeless people manage to survive back here in Poland, I have no doubt that my summer holiday urban survivals on a few euros per day were only elementary school level of the matter.
European cities are quite easy to live on the street nowadays, due to abundance of food which is usually available somewhere for free.
my traveling seems to be coming to and end.
but i was a grad student making about 20K a year as a teaching assistant.
i lived in a cheap apartment, didnt have a car, spent as little as possible in normal life, and traveled every summer