June 17, 2012

Fund Your Wanderlust in 3 Easy Ways

Lake Kasudsuran
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.

1. Budget.
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!

2. Save.
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!

3. Give.
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 
hosted by James Betia of Journeying James.

For previous PTB Blog Carnival topics, click here.

22 comments:

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    1. Thanks Kulapitot for leaving your comment here. Hope those tips will work for you!

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  2. wow give! that's something new :)
    great first photo by the way!

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    1. Sir Christian, thank you so much for the compliment! Yeah, GIVE! A new concept yet, for me, it is so effective.. :)

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  3. Wow Ephraim and ganda ng lake! :-)

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  4. I don't think I have the same level of passion for traveling, but I do like to get out from time to time. Good tips. =)

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    1. Thanks Rocky for your comment! Yes, it is a great experience to get out more often. You can use these tips too.

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  5. Very inspiring. I look up to people who travel passionately :) After all, we should love the country were in :)

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    1. Hello Ria! Thank you so much for your comment here! Yeah, we must love and treasure our country more-- patriotic mode. And yes, we need to travel too! :)

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  6. Which reminds me, I haven't traveled yet this year. Awesome tips. :)

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    1. Hello Bea. Thanks for leaving a comment here! Yeah, at some point in our lives, we need to take a break and travel. Share these tips! :)

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  7. I also love traveling however I want to travel more not only alone but with my family. And this calls for more saving to do because I've to shoulder all expenses. Budget tips for specific destinations are must-read for me.

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    1. Hello Rochkirstin! Thanks for dropping by! Oh, so you love traveling with your family, that's awesome! You're right, budget-friendly destinations are good for you. Enjoy! :)

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  8. It's really a challenge to fund a travel but it's also fun finding ways how to budget and fund trips.

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    1. Yeah, you're right, Franc! Thanks for dropping a comment here!

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  9. They are all difficult to do. Hahaha. I wish I could do them, though. I rely more on making more money so that I don't have to budget or save.

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    1. Hi there! To me, those tips are easy and simple. I guess, I'm used to these tips.hehe. Yeah, work hard and don't forget to travel. :)

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  10. Thanks for this! I plan to travel soon and this will help in saving up for it and making it more enjoyable. :D Hopefully I can do this by next year

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    1. Hello! Thanks for dropping by! Hope these tips will help you in saving for that trip! You can do it! :)

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