Taking a trip costs money, but there are ways to offset the cost and make money while exploring the world. In fact, some people make a living by going from country to country without taking a day off from their day jobs. The Internet is a truly fantastic tool. These are just three ways to not only make a little extra cash while surfing in Hawaii, but also to add another layer to the travel experience.
Write Down Your Experience
A great and fun way to make money is by becoming a tourist guide. Most people want to know something about a place before they buy expensive flight tickets. No one wants to show up to a new place only to find out that it was not exactly what they were expecting. There are many websites and print publications that will hire vacationers to share their experiences or give some tips on how to get around, where to eat, where to get lost and all kinds of insider information that is tough to gather if you are not there. Depending on how much you like to write, these could be short blog posts or they could be long-form journalism pieces. Who knows, maybe you will find a new career writing travel guides.
Sell Your Photographs
Another creative way to make a buck is by licensing or selling your awesome photographs. You don’t have to be a trained photographer to take good pictures (although it certainly helps), and there are many companies that are interested in using photos from around the world. The only recommendation is that you use a quality camera because if you want to sell a photograph, it has to be a good one. A great way to get a camera without spending too much money is by using Canon Groupon Coupons. You can save a lot of money by buying a refurbished SLR camera, and then taking an extra discount by using the Canon’s coupons.
Buy Stuff and Bring it back Home
This is a very popular way to make a little cash. You will encounter a lot of handmade crafts around the world that will not be very expensive and that will be very easy to sell back home. Make sure you don’t get anything larger than you are willing to carry for the remainder of your trip, and don’t expect to make back every penny you spent this way. Unlike writing and selling photographs, this is not something that will be inspire you to change careers (but it has been done before, so don’t be discouraged). In any case, you will have a lot of fun hunting for the perfect craft.