I spent a year traveling the world on $1000 a month. It's normal for people to take a look at my Instagram and assume that I come from money. They assume that I'm traveling on Daddy's dime, whether that be my actual father or a sugar daddy. The reality is that this couldn't be further from the truth. Yes, travel costs money like everything else. However, most people don't realize that travel can be affordable AF. I wasn't sleeping in five-star resorts, but I was traveling the world, and that's all I ever wanted. I spent $1000 per month traveling the world, and here's how I did it.
The travel industry often promotes luxury travel to the masses. As a result, many people believe that you have to spend your entire life's savings on a vacation. As a young girl, I never expected to travel outside of the U.S. It seemed so far out reach since I didn't have a trust fund. After doing research for myself and discovering the true costs of travel, I learned that travel wasn't nearly as expensive as I had initially thought. I realized that travel didn't have to be about all things luxurious and lavish. If I simply wanted to meet people, step outside of my comfort zone, learn languages, and live amongst other cultures, then I could do so on a budget.
I spent two years saving up, as I worked a full time job before I finally took the leap to travel full time for a year. It was the best decision of my life and here's how I made it happen.