Around the World in 5 Ways!

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Sam from @thetravelcrush in Bondi, Sydney in Australia!
Sam from @thetravelcrush in Bondi, Sydney in Australia!

Travel is not as difficult as we think.

All too often we let ‘barriers’ like time or money get in the way.

Maybe it’s time to stop talking and start doing.

Stop waiting for the right time and start looking in the right direction. If you don’t start planning for this trip now, trust me, it will never happen.

Sam from @thetravelcrush in Asakusa, Japan!
Sam from @thetravelcrush in Asakusa, Japan!

Set a deadline. It’s going to happen, isn’t it? Yes. Here’s how:

1) Sell things that you don’t need.

It has to be done – those clothes, those shoes, that brick phone in the bottom of your bedroom drawer. Do it. Get yourself on or and start selling. All those little things will add up and make your around the world dream a reality. Then, get the cash in the bank. Don’t touch it- no, you do not need another pair of shoes.

2) Travel during low season:

For me, it’s the best time to travel – cheaper flights, cheaper rooms, less annoying tourists – what’s not to love? Try and avoid expensive countries like Japan or Singapore where £5 can just about get you a coffee, compared with Thailand, where it buys you breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Make sure you ask questions. Be cheeky. Often you can negotiate prices during low season that you wouldn’t be able to in high. So, try and bid hostels and B&Bs down – after all, they want to get those rooms filled.

Sam from @thetravelcrush making the most of off-season in Central Park, NYC!
Sam from @thetravelcrush making the most of off-season in Central Park, NYC!

3) Social Networks:

You have to do it. When you travel, if you want to really cut costs, you have to reach out to people. Every single person carries stories that you can learn from, so, engage with them on your travels. You might learn where the cheapest hotel is, or where is good for food and you might even make friends for life. If you know someone in the city you’re travelling to, reach out to them, bunk with them, catch up with them. Download Skype as it will save you a fortune on the road. If you really want to open up your options, try Couchsurfing, an app which allows travellers to stay with locals rather than at hotels. It’s kind of like hitchhiking your home – groovy.

4) Pay your way with odd jobs.

If you’re looking to stay a little longer at each place on your travels, then you need to consider picking up some short-term work to pay your way. You can be an au pair or you can do something outdoors like fruit picking, pony trekking or garden maintenance. You can literally ‘odd job’ work your way around the world. Not too shabby hey?!

Sam from @thetravelcrush wearing a 'cheesy' grin at Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, UK.
Sam from @thetravelcrush wearing a ‘cheesy’ grin at Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, UK.

5) House – sit:

We tend to forget that often things just fall into place. If you are flexible with the times of your travel, then house-sitting might be just for you. Sometimes good citizens of the world need someone to watch their house while they jet off on holiday. If you fancy house-sitting on your travels why not try, or for postings in several different countries. You’ll get free accommodation in exchange for watering some plants and maybe feeding the fish. Success.


Imagine all the amazing views you can see while you jet around the globe! Photo from @thetravelcrush!
Imagine all the amazing views you can see while you jet around the globe! Photo from @thetravelcrush!


The adventure of your wildest dreams is just around the corner but, if you keep postponing, it will never happen. Make the most of now. Plan, and then do. These money saving tips and travel tricks should help too.

You can thank me later.

Happy travels!

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4 Responses

  1. Natalie

    Great article! Proves that travelling doesn’t have to cost an arm and leg. Just a bit of creativity and the world is yours. I feel inspired to pack up and see the what the world has to offer!!

    • Melanie van Egdom

      It really does come down to creativity! As well as passion and commitment. If you want to do it, you CAN do it! Thanks so much for your comment lovely!

  2. Lilly

    Oh I absolutely loved this piece. I’ve honestly been wanting to get up and travel but never known where to start- this article came at just the right time! I love how its written and I’m definitely going to put these tips to the test! Can you please post more practical stuff like this!? Loved it xx

    • Melanie van Egdom

      I am so glad to hear that! You can do it! Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and take that first step, it’ll all start to flow after that! I will get on to some future posts that cover the practicalities! And thankyou lady!! xx

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