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For many of you, the thought of an extended holiday away trekking in the Amazon, staring down the camera lens on safari or relaxing on a remote beach in the middle of nowhere is the true definition of bliss, but unfortunately, there is a reason why these are called ‘once in a lifetime’ holidays – because they can often take a lifetime of savings to pay for!

So rather than tantalise you with stories of the most luxurious beds or the most remote beaches around the world, we’re going to give you some hints and tips to make your money on the move and keep that once in a lifetime holiday from becoming a budget vacation.

Take a Bet on Freelance Writing

Almost everywhere you go now has Internet somewhere. Be it, fortunately, on your 4G enabled phone or just the local internet café down the road, the internet is a bank account with your name on it.

Not only are there sites out there ready and willing to pay you for accounts of your travels, but places like Freelancer are packed with clients looking for Travel bloggers to write for them.

And, if that doesn’t sound good enough, you can always take a free bet at one of the many online casinos or dabble in some spread betting on the markets.

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Utilize Coupons

There are literally thousands of sites on the internet offering coupons for almost everything. From discounts at hotels to money off local excursions, you can save a bucket load just by planning ahead rather than having to do things for cheap.

And for those of you who are looking to do things last minute, there are sites like Quidco and TopCashback which offer you money off everyday things too.

Temporary Casual Work

Local bars and stores are normally all too willing to welcome you for a cheap price. While you won’t become the next millionaire picking up a shift or two, you may pick up a few nights stay for free or at least some extra pocket money to fund the next stage of your adventure

Be a Freelance English Translator

While many may dismiss this as outdated, a lot of locals are still eager to attract English-speaking tourists as they are synonymous with having money.

Most of their menus and signs often need translating or are plagued with spelling errors and grammar issues so why not speak to some of the owners and see if you can make a quick buck correcting them?

If you get enough customers, you can pick up quite a bit of cash here.

Freelance as a Tour Guide

English-speaking tour guides are often hard to come by and if you know your local surroundings, there is a waiting market for your insight. While it’s often hard to advertise these services, posting on places like Gumtree and local Ads sites will generate a bit of interest at the least, and if all else fails – stick up some signs in the local stores and see what bites.

While none of the above are likely to fund your private jet around the world, many will at least generate that little extra income for you to travel in the luxury that you planned and allow for some of those crazy expenditures you forgot to plan for like Visa’s and gifts for the family.

Be sure to check out some of our other posts on the sites for great locations to look at and get in contact if you have any other ideas how to help fund your frolics.

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Megan is an Australian Journalist who has been travelling and blogging since 2007, with the main aim of inspiring others to embark on their own worldwide adventure. Her husband Mike is an American travel photographer, and together they have made the world their home.

Committed to bringing you the best in adventure travel from all around the globe, there is no mountain too high, and no fete too extreme! They haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on their list.

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