How to Increase Your Money while Traveling

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Few people seem to realize that traveling can actually increase their money. But not just any sort of travel will accomplish this aim, one must have a carefully planned itinerary of where one wants to travel. With American money (or another strong currency) and the right plan, one may increase his or her assests with little difficulty.

The American dollar is one of the strongest and most stable currencies in the world. When your money is taken to certain countries and exchanged into the local currency, the American dollar can increase in worth one, three, even five times or more from its previous value. This kind of increase makes world travel very possible -- simply by crossing the borders of some countries your bankroll instantly increases in value.

Traveling for short vacations can be expensive due to the high costs of plane tickets and getting temporarily settled into a new location. However, traveling for extended periods of time (for one month to a couple or years) actually saves money through the decrease of major transportation costs and getting settled into a foreign place. So when taking a trip it is often best to think one big vacation (saves money) rather than a few short vacations (costs more).

When planning your trip aim for countries that offer a good exchange rate for the American dollar. You can find currency exchange rates in publications like The Wall Street Journal. Using this as a guide make a list of the countries with good exchange rates that you would like to visit.

You can choose one cheap country to stay in for your entire vacation, or choose several to travel to. If you are going to several countries you can plan an itinerary where several cheap countries are adjoined; for instance, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.

If the countries are not neighboors you can buy an Round-the-World ticket. These tickets allow you to travel from country to country as planned within a certain period of time. Round-the-World tickets are usually available for very reasonable prices, their only drawback is the travel time limit. Call travel agencies for current prices and more information.

With an itinerary to visit cheap countries extended travel becomes very possible as your money substantially increases. You can take $1,000, travel to select countries, and have that $1,000 swell to the equivalent of $3,000, $5,000, or more. So save up, make a simple plan, and you're on your way.

How to Raise Money for an Expedition

Do you have a good idea for an adventure, but don't have the funds to put it into action? Will this adventure interest people with an educational, scientific, environmental, or historical value? Could this adventure generate publicity? If so, you can get sponsors to pay you for your adventure through an expedition.

The first thing to do is to clearly define your goal and plan the expedition. Contact organizations to help you with the planning. The National Geographic Society has a huge collection of information about adventure and the world, they also fund expeditions. The Royal Geographical Societymaintains an Expedition Advisory Center. The Center has listings of expeditions, people interested in attending expeditions, experts, and books. RGS offers grants for expeditions and provides links to other grant resources.

Next, write a letter that outlines your goal and plans. Send it to organizations, universities, prominant scientists, community members, and politicians that you think will be interested in showing support for your expedition. Make sure that you include benefits that they will receive for their active interest.

Collect your supportive statements and names, goals, and plans and put it together for a media release. Send this release to newspapers, magazines, radio shows, and television news programs, asking for support from universities, governments, private institutions, and other organizations. Make sure that you include benefits (like publicity) that these groups will receive for their support.

Follow up prospective sponsors with a telephone call and ask for a meeting. At the meeting clearly and enthusiastically present your expedition idea, and play heavily on the benifits the organization is likely to receive for donating funds.

Repeat this process over and over again, and you will have enough money to do anything you like.