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During this time, it’s easy to start to feel like there isn’t a light at the end of the tunnel. As an avid traveler, the Coronavirus has made me feel more restricted than ever and I realized that you never know how free you actually are until that freedom is taken away. I’ve had time to reflect on things that I otherwise, wouldn’t have had the time to.
Although millions have lost their jobs or have been laid off for the moment due to COVID-19, I honestly feel like this is the best time to get your finances in order so that once this pandemic clears, you can take the getaway that you deserve. It’s time to save the money to travel as your heart desires. Let’s talk about why this is the best time to get your travel fund in order. Now Is The Perfect Time To Get Your Travel Fund In Order.
Unexpected Extended Time Off Work
I’m going to speak from experience right now. During February this year, I left the position that I was working in because I wasn’t happy. Although I chose to leave, it was unexpected for me. I woke up one day and was fed up. I had money saved, but I couldn’t justify spending those funds on travel experiences. My future seemed uncertain because I left my job abruptly. So I didn’t have the wiggle room to have funds to spend on travel. My travel fund was not as lofty as it usually is and it truly bothered me. I had 39 days off before I transitioned to a new position and none of that time was spent traveling. I learned my lesson to be prepared to take a trip whenever. You never know when you’ll have unexpected time away from work.
Spur of the Moment Trips
When I was young, there were plenty of times in college when my friends would take unexpected trips because they could. I mean we were college students. We had no obligations and could pick up and go if we didn’t have a class. There were many times when I couldn’t go because I didn’t have the funds. This is one of the main reasons why I have a travel fund now. I want to be able to say, “yes” when the time comes to make a spur of the moment trip. Save the money now and when the time comes you can take a trip without being financially strained.
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve missed amazing travel sales when I didn’t have the money. International flights can cost you a pretty penny, but sometimes you may encounter a glitch. You have to have the funds ready to book immediately or make a downpayment. You’ll miss out if you don’t have the funds to make a travel-related purchase. After the pandemic, there are bound to be several sales so that the travel industry can gain some of the revenue back that they lost.
A travel fund isn’t just used to get you to a destination, it can be used to keep you safe, secure, and get you back home! Recently in one of the travel groups, I was apart of, the Founder & CEO of the travel group left a group of women stranded in Dubai. They put thousands of dollars into the trip and were left to figure out a way to get back to the states. Luckily most of the women had the funds to get flights home. Having your travel fund in order gives you protection and keeps you secure during your travels.
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Sole Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Melanin Voyage. Devoted to bringing #TravelTransparency to the masses. A professional blogger that provides support to aspiring professional bloggers. She loves brunch, travel, and art. Knowledgeable about pretty much anything travel & lifestyle.