Although vacations are essential for relaxation and mental health, they don’t often come cheap. It surprises some, but there are ways to cut the cost of your next vacation. Making it happen just takes some research and a strong spirit of adventure!
Even if the accommodation is cheap, the cost of transport and food still add up. A solution to this dilemma is to use a Reach card. Reach cards function like a mobile bank account. They allow you to place money in an account by paycheck or by cash. You can then use the card like a debit card.
Here are some ideas to help you on the way to a debt free vacation.
- Volunteer your time. There are many non-profit organizations that have programs allowing you to work in exchange for accommodation and food. One such organization is World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. This organization provides food, rooming, and an opportunity to learn. There are a variety of Volunteer Vacation Programs that can give you eight days in the wilderness – cost-free!
- Have a working vacation. The Caretaker Gazette lists many opportunities to house sit, care for grounds, or upkeep the homes of others. Owners list the needed services. Payment for these relatively easy tasks is free accommodation at the properties and sometimes a small fee.
- Doing a study exchange program. Rotary Club’s ‘Group Study Exchange’ provides people, aged 20 to 40, with career building opportunities in a different environment. The program provides approved people with a month-long experience on a mission, with air fares, accommodation and all meals paid for. Spending time wisely and economically can benefit you and those in your group.
Looking into options like these can mean a debt free vacation for you!