Everyone Loves Traveling, but What about the Money for the Trips?

There is something I’ve been wanting to include in my blog for a while, namely the feedback from the readers. I would like to encourage you to ask any questions that cross your mind while reading the episodes and I promise that I’ll be fully honest and thorough in my responses. 

I am starting this new section of the site with a response to the most popular question from people who don’t know me well but are familiar with my adventures – where does the money for the trips come from? 

I suppose it is absolutely normal to be regularly asked about the money. After all, there are two main requirements when taking a journey – time and money.

The first I will not discuss this time; maybe I’ll do it when the right time comes. Today I’d like to tell you about the money. Many people travel and write about their experiences along the way, but none of them mention the source of the money they use to travel. I don’t know about them, but I am about to share with you where I get the money for my trips.  

The answer is simple – work. When I work, I work hard. I am sure now you’d say – sure, you are probably a well-trained specialist in a very well-paid field of work. To be honest, I work the jobs I can find. Here are a few examples: Episodes 1 and 2 I paid with the money I had saved up while working as a lifeguard and doing cleaning services in the US. Episodes 3 and 4 I made possible thanks to the work I did in the UK, cleaning houses. I went to Maninder’s wedding after working in a London hotel for a while, which also made episodes 6, 7, 8, and 9 possible. Currently, I work as a lifeguard in Cyprus. 

During this whole time, however, I never stopped looking for other ways to make extra cash. That is how I came to utilize another passion of mine – Astronomy. I worked extra hard to build a website and even harder till it started making money. Later came along this website you are currently reading and believe me it didn’t happen thanks to a magic wand. Work and more work went into its creation. I did everything myself. 

Why am I saying all this? If up to now you thought that traveling is not for people like you and me, then a simple housekeeper is here to tell you otherwise. It is absolutely doable. All you need is creating an action plan and never giving up on it. 

The key to success is not work only, discipline is! You must take your dreams seriously. Simply wishing for all your dreams to come true on your birthday won’t take you far. Also, don’t waste your energy in many directions. Stay focused on your goal and make all other goals secondary and derivatives of the main one. Write a detailed and clear financial plan and don’t compromise with it. 

Calculate your earnings and expenses well and remember you can’t have everything. It is not unusual for travelers to be defined as antisocial which, however, is absolutely untrue. We are simply saving up for the next journey and we’ve taken it seriously. After all, a trip to Mexico is far more exciting than another Saturday night at the local bars and restaurants. Taking one small step at a time slowly gets you closer to the beginning of your Adventure. Good luck to everyone. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. It is a great pleasure for me to be of service! For this purpose, use the “contact me” section or send me an email at gatkata82@gmail.com

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