This week, we are continuing our chat about travel with Martin Dasko! Last week, we discussed some great budget travel tips. But if you’re ready to splurge a little, you’ll want to hear this week’s Personal Profitability podcast about planning your dream vacation. In the next two weeks, Martin and I will be giving you some great business and personal finance tips, so make sure to check back for those episodes!
What We’re Chatting About This Week
Welcome to episode 115! This is the second podcast in our month-long series with my guest and good friend, Martin Dasko. Is there that one place in the world you’ve always wanted to travel to? Do you find it stressful trying to plan a vacation? Are you struggling to save up for your next trip? Then you’ll want to tune in to get our top tips on planning your dream vacation. We’re also revealing the top dream destinations on our list!
Here are the top five tips for planning your next dream vacation!
Know Where You Want to Go
If you’re not sure where you want to go, pick an event or experience you really want to attend and go from there. For example, going mountain climbing, experiencing Machu Picchu, or seeing the pyramids.
Keep a Photo of Your Destination Visible
This will serve as a daily reminder of your vacation goals! Put a picture on your fridge, on your computer, or at work.
Figure Out How Much It Will Cost
If you don’t know how much it costs to go on your vacation, you won’t be able to save up the appropriate amount. Hint: don’t put your vacation on a credit card! Don’t forget to factor in smaller costs that add up like taxis, museum tickets, drinks, etc.
Start Saving Now
If you find it difficult to set aside funds on your own, use an app like Qapital. This will make your savings automatic, and more painless because you don’t even have to think about it!
Look For Ways to Cut Costs
You need to consciously budget for your vacation. Skip your morning coffees, don’t buy that new pair of shoes, whatever you need to do to save a little bit here and there.
This Week’s Guest
I’m Martin Dasko, the Adventure Ambassador and creator of Studenomics. I’m a long-haired brute in his 30s who fell in love with personal finance as a teenager. I’ve been helping readers like you pay off debt, plan trips, save money, start freelancing, and figure out life, since 2008. I don’t plan on stopping. The beauty of Studenomics is that you can choose your own adventure.
Studenomics is all about financial freedom in your 20s without missing a party!