It’s All About The Money

Lela shares with us tips on liv­ing on the road.

CLEO (Malaysia) - - SMART REPORT -

Need A Place To Stay? Just Ask.

“I found places to stay via couch­surf­ dur­ing my time in the US. I ba­si­cally stayed with strangers. I even used In­sta­gram to meet and hang out with other lo­cals by search­ing for geo­tags and hash­tags. At the end of the day, I sim­ply asked po­litely if I could crash at their place.”

Find Odd Jobs While You Travel

“Some long-term trav­ellers I know hold part-time jobs (such as teach­ing English, writ­ing, or de­sign­ing) to make ends meet. They don’t need a per­ma­nent of­fice to do their work.

Just a lap­top, elec­tric­ity, and ac­cess to the In­ter­net. My best friend even did odd jobs like wait­ing ta­bles to buy a ticket back home.”

What About Loans And Bills?

“Some trav­ellers I know saved up a lump sum to pay off ev­ery­thing be­fore they leave. That’s the best way to travel with­out worry. Right now, I still need money to pay off my ed­u­ca­tion loan, in­sur­ance, and more travel plans, so I’m still work­ing to save up.”

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