To Travel or Not to Travel: Can You Still Travel While Paying Off Debt?
To travel or not to travel? That is our big question. Our plan is to get out of debt so we can go travel the world. But, can you still travel while paying off debt?
Traveling to us is extremely important. It’s the #1 want on our list. The thought of not traveling at all for the next two years makes us want to stick our heads in the sand and forget about this whole paying off our debt thing. For us to not travel would most likely lead to a great depression of drinking too much and spending all of our cash on booze. All which would then lead to not paying off our debt. Now, we wouldn’t want that would we? Of course, not.
The answer to our question, to travel or not to travel, for us, is to travel. We need to travel like we need to breathe. Even though we do plan to travel while still working towards getting out of debt, we are committed to making sure we don’t go into any additional debt to be able to travel. In other words, if we can’t pay for our trip in cash, we won’t be going. This means all of our travel has been drastically cut back.
Not only has all of the travel been drastically cut back, but a full budget has been made for each trip that will be followed to the T. There will be no moving out of that budget and there will be no buying new stuff. What would be the point when we have already started to sell everything to pay off our debt and travel the world? We’ve also come up with a few ways to keep our travels from becoming too big of an expense. But, that is a post for another day.
Can you still travel while paying off debt?