How to Travel When You're Not Rich

You really don't have to be loaded to experience the world.

Kandis Lake
Globetrotters

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Thanks to these methods, I've been able to travel quite a bit without having a ton of money.

Puerto Rico from above. Image is the author’s.

Are we rich?

When we were little kids, my brother would ask my mom, "Mom, are we rich?" She would answer, "We have air to breathe, water to drink, and food to eat. Yes, we are rich!" He'd roll his eyes and ask, "But are we rich?" She'd say, "We have a home to live in, clothes to wear, and toys to play with. Yes, we're rich!"

I love my mom's answer. Money and the concept of being rich are really subjective. "Rich" luxuries to one person may seem very humble to another. And for many, simply being able to meet your family's needs is equivalent to all the riches in the world.

We always had what we needed growing up. So in that regard, we were rich. Were we rich in the sense of being able to travel the world extensively?

Well, no. Not exactly.

However, even without being "rich", we found ourselves able to do some traveling and create some fun memories on trips in my teenage years.

I also married young and even though we were young adults just starting out and not established financially, I wanted to travel so badly…

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Kandis Lake
Globetrotters

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