Self-employment has pushed me to be more creative. I no longer take it for granted that I have a steady paycheck. Even if the paycheck is not your ideal income, the stability of a steady paycheck may allow you to worry less about discounts and cost-saving options (it did for me). Overall, when your paycheck does not match your lifestyle, you still have to figure out ways to live your life in a way that suits your standards.
I have been dying to do more traveling. I am committed to traveling outside of my home state of Illinois, atleast two times a year. And ideally, I would like to do an international trip atleast once every two years.
While reading RedEye, I came across a list of options for inexpensive ways to travel. Below are some travel sites promoted by RedEye that focus on creative travel and accomodations. Some of the suggestions even involve staying in random people’s houses (the houses and their owners are registered with the company). Depending on your personality, the above may be an option.
Anyhow, I encourage you to check out these websites BEFORE you go to expedia, orbit, and other travel services.
If you have experience with any of these services, please share in the comment section.
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- Uniglobe helps travelers donate to local charities while vacationing (themetropreneur.com)
- How Can You Find Cheap Summer Vacations Using Social Media? (turbotax.intuit.com)
- Bobzio Users Choose Bayrock Vacation Rental on Cape San Blas Florida as the Best Value Vacation Rental and Home Swap for that Area (prweb.com)