Ormoc City, Leyte
I really love traveling! I love the feeling of wandering around a new place or doing a different kind of adventure. How about you? Do you love traveling yet you don't have the money to do it? Then, this post is right for you.
A lot of my colleagues and friends would often tell me, "Nasuya kaayo ko nimo oi kay sige lang ka ug laag." (I envy you so much because you are always traveling.) And my usual response is, "Ako jud ginabudget ako kwarta aron makalaag ko." (I budget my money so I can travel.) Do I sound so stingy?
Funding your wanderlust is not that difficult and complicated. For me, it is just so simple if you put your heart and mind into it.
Here are the ways (just the 3 easy ways) that I have developed to fund my travels.
Budgeting is so essential in order to build your travel fund. It is budgeting your money and time well that can make a huge difference in your life. As a nurse, my monthly income is not that big so I need to budget every peso I receive. Oftentimes, my monthly budget will include tithes and offerings, food, transportation expenses, travel and emergency funds. I learned this skill from my mother when I was still in elementary. Thanks Mom!
Yeah, save! Saving for your travels is as valuable as traveling itself. After I budget my monthly paycheck, I usually save my travel fund either in a secret envelope or in my bank account.
I was not born rich. During my elementary years, I used to wander around our barangay selling ice candy for one-peso each. Those experiences made me realize that you need to sweat it out in order to earn, and once you've earned something, you need to save it for future use. I learned this skill from my parents. Thanks Dad and Mom!
Huh? Give? Why? The Bible says, "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35). It is when you give to others, especially to those who are in need, that you will receive much more than what you have given. "Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full--pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back" (Luke 6:38, NLT). These are God's precious promises to us!
That's why, every month, I allocate some amount for my tithes and offerings. I offer these tithes and offerings to the Lord every Sabbath day. Do it for yourself and He will richly bless you. Try it!
How do I fund my wanderlust? I just remember these 3 easy ways: budget, save, and give.
It worked for me. I hope, it will work for you too!
|I enjoyed the boating experience in Lake Kasudsuran for free!|
How do you fund your wanderlust? Please share your ideas here.
Save and travel more.
This is my entry to the Pinoy Travel Bloggers' Blog Carnival for June 2012
with the theme "How to Fund Your Wanderlust"
hosted by James Betia of Journeying James.
For previous PTB Blog Carnival topics, click here.