Save money by taking a mini-retirement.
If you choose your destination wisely, you can live in luxury while saving money in the process. Traveling in Southeast Asia, for example, one can enjoy a beautiful lifestyle for less than $1000 a month. imagine $6 a night bungalows a few hundred feet away from a white sandy beach or a $13 hotel room equipped with air conditioning and a pool. And, although I didn’t do it, I did hear of people renting nice apartments for around $500 a month if you prefer to base yourself in one location.
What can $1000 a month get you in Seattle where I was living before I left on my world tour? Of course it depends on what kind of housing you live in, but on average $1000 would probably cover rent for one person, utilities and a night or two out on the town. However, it probably wouldn’t be enough to cover cell phone bills, groceries, car payment, gas etc.
There is often times a misconception that one needs to be rich in order to travel, but trust me you don’t! If you have the opportunity of going to a low-cost country you can actually save money as the cost of living is probably higher in your place of origin. Think of that…you should go live a abroad in order to SAVE money! See the world, experience culture and save money for retirement, by taking a mini-retirement now.