You CAN Afford To Travel — Here's How

Illustrated by Elliot Salazar.
Is your Pinterest board trying to tell you something? If you find yourself staring at the same pictures of clear-water tropical beaches, scenic countrysides, or charming historic cities, hoping that one day you’ll get to experience them in person, now’s the time to finally make it happen.

Of course, dream vacations aren’t cheap. Financing one week of bliss can take months or even years. And, while going on a strict ramen-noodle diet may help you reach your goal, we’re here to tell you there are easier, less disruptive (and dyspeptic) ways to save money.

Ahead, three personal finance experts share their simplest budget secrets that will make saving up for your big trip just as pleasant as the vacation itself...well, almost. Follow these tips, and soon enough you’ll be pinning your own pics from your dream destination!

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