Funds do run out YOLOing

See how this couple spent the first four months on the road and already they have been looking at work to fund their travel. If you are going to inspire anyone to drop all you have an go travel the world, the idea is still to plan a little ahead.

Not too much, cos that will stifle your creativity and put up so much doubt in your head that you may reconsider, and possibly give up.

Because you know all this is really not new. Many years ago (wow this makes us sound old), I recall friends from university putting on a backpack and setting off on the day after the last exams. Destination? The open road. Some went all over the UK, others took the ferry across the channel and went all over Europe. The adventurous ones ventured into Eastern Europe, which had just pulled down the iron curtain 2-3 years back. And you know, the really nerdy ones actually shared their adventures on bulletin board services (aka BBS, go look it up), the forerunner of social media in our opinion.

Now that really tells you how old we are!

Four+ months, this is how long the couple has been on the road. So far, checked off India and China. They are actually working in China to top up the original £24,000 they’d saved up before stepping off the precipice.The original sum is quite impressive for a budget to start off, but obviously it will deplete rather fast as the activities on the road consume that stash.

Looking at their bucket list, there are a number of pricey items. A stay in MBS and the Grand Prix in Singapore might cost a fair sum. Maybe we should give them some clue on how to enjoy Singapore affordably!

Maldives is never truly cheap and there are no budget airlines or hotels there. And flying to South America for that steak is also going to take some contributing to airline profits.Southeast Asia is possibly more affordable and where they can stretch their pound. But with the sterling recently “pounded” by all that Brexit uncertainty, making additional income along the way could be handy.

The one thing about being on the road forces you to improvise. And one of those would be the choice of what to do in order to earn an income to keep going. They chose to become dive instructors. But only after getting qualififcations when they next get to Bali! I hope they have dived frequently themselves! Frankly, we think it is unethical for the less qualified or experienced folks to teach high risk sports like diving. Between us, we’d rather be taught by more experienced dive masters.

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

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