How do you put together the finances for your travels, long-term or short-term? What do you sacrifice in order to save up the necessary cash? What's your best money-saving tip on the road? Share your money tips - and pick up a few - right here.

Did you sell everything to fund your trip?


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Lost in Place
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Location: kaohsiung, taiwan

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  • Added on: June 22nd, 2010
I sold everything and totally loved the feeling of liberation. I am about 3 months into my who knows how long journey and its great to not have anything to hold me back or make me look behind. You can check out my blog if you want to see what I've been up to. I know that when (if) I go back I'll be fine. I hope you enjoy you trip!
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Armchair Traveler
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Joined: June 24th, 2010
Location: Currently in Canada

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  • Added on: August 1st, 2010
I actually sold all my furniture and then moved the rest of my stuff up north. it wasn't too much of a problem getting the furniture sold I just placed in on craigslist and got hits right away. Only thing I had problems with was selling my car (which is still for sale by the way).



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Thorn Tree Refugee
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Joined: July 5th, 2010
Location: Los Angeles

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  • Added on: August 6th, 2010
YESSSS! Material possessions aren't exactly necessary anymore when you're always on the go...No need for a car. When I do go back home and need to get around on my own, I ride my little bike. Eliminates the costs of gas and auto insurance. I mean other than that you don't really need much to travel. I just kept my camera. got rid of the apartment. I read several personal finance forums and they had an infographic of how most people allocate their expenses and traveling wasn't even budgeted into the picture. Glad that's not my case.


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Thorn Tree Refugee
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Location: Daegu, South Korea

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  • Added on: August 29th, 2010
I moved to South Korea to teach and put all my stuff in storage. Now that my contract is up, I am going home to sell everything. Most of it I don't need anyway. I figure with all of that sold I will be able to save more money. It's mostly from the savings of not having to pay for storage. Plus I don't have any plans of returning home for a few years. I already sold my car.


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