A lot of people have visions of taking their ideal dream vacation.  They close their eyes and can envision the perfect trip. Sandy white long beaches stretching for miles, crystal clear waters, and the warm sun hitting their back.

Unfortunately while many might not have a hard time envisioning the splendor or the trip, they aren’t quite sure how to envision the part about how to pay for it.  

There are a number of ways to get creative and pay for your trips.  Money is always out there just waiting to be made.  It’s all about how you find it.

Take a look at some of the best ways to make money pay for the trip of your dreams.

Take Out a Loan

Taking out a loan can be a very efficient and guaranteed source of funds that you know you can rely on.  Often getting approved is a fairly easy process which requires a pretty straightforward application.

Once approved your interest rate can vary depending on your financial institution. Try shopping around with various places and see which loan fits your budget the best.

Airbnb Your House While You Travel

Having someone stay at your house to cover your rent while you travel is one of the best ways to go.  You’re basically getting paid to go on your trip! Score!

If you are not a renter but a homeowner, even better.  You can pay off those payments and enjoy an amazing trip.

Make sure that you are selective when choosing your Airbnb guest.  Remember this is your home and you shouldn’t settle for anyone less than ideal.


Having a nice padding of savings is a great way to pay for your travels.  What better to spend your savings on that traveling and exploring the world?

Ideally, you’ll have the equivalent of however many months of salary for work you’ll be traveling.  Try setting aside at least $100 a week.  After a year you’ll have a nice little side of savings for yourself!

Make It A Priority

It’s not that you can’t afford whatever it is that you want to buy, it’s simply that it’s not a priority.  If you have an iPhone and a television, and all the comforts of home, but can’t afford a trip, that’s simply because your priority is on gadgets.  

All it takes is simply making a shift in your mentality and deciding that now you want to change your goals a bit.  Make travel a priority and your budget will automatically shift in that direction.

Try doing some visualization exercises to change your motivation to another area of your life.  You’d be surprised what a little will, meditation, and good old fashioned visualization can accomplish!