So, J and I are a primarily one income family, but we have decided to make travel a priority for our family. We live as cheaply as we can (Hello two room apartment!) and we generally don't spend money on stuff we don't need. To contribute to saving for travel I have picked up a few tutoring students on the side of my normal part-time job and that money goes directly into a bucket that I designated a travel fund.
If you remember my post about Places I'd Love to Visit in 2015, you'll know that Greece is really high up on that list. I'm thinking April vacation on some sunny island in Greece. To make this dream a reality I'm been dropping all of the extra money I earn into a box that I've decorated with an image of Greece.
I know this is absolutely not rocket science nor a fabulous budgeting trick - and is pretty much the same as a piggy bank - but it works. Having the simple feedback of seeing an image of where I want to go and stashing my money in a jar (actually a chocolate container) works wonders. I've seen a few awesome versions of a money saving jar on Pinterest and have collected my favorites on a Pinterest board here.
Check out my non-arts and crafty handiwork...
Do you have any simple tips you use to save money for travel? Where are you saving to visit?