Do you have a favorite band or musician and you wish more than anything that you could follow them on tour? While this is anyone’s dream vacation, the cost can quickly add up if you aren’t smart about your planning and execution.
The trick to living the lifestyle many of us dream of is a lot more attainable than you may think, and here are three ways to do it:
Travel With a Group
Surely there are others who are fans of your band or artist, so why not invite them along on your adventure and save a few bucks along the way. This is best because you can split gas, hotels, food, and just about anything else! The money you save on these things can help extend your travel in the end.
I can write all day about saving money, but the truth is, it all comes down to how you spend your money. Book your hotel in advance, leave your travel time flexible so you can save money on your airline ticket and go during less-popular times, and start saving your money NOW! The more time you have to plan, the better prepared you will be.
Find Side Jobs Along the Way
Some tours can last up to 6 months! If you want to travel with the band even half the time they are on the road, then you may need to pick up some additional income along the way. Maybe you can find some online work so you can work while you travel. Look for writing gigs, or even phone support opportunities (usually you just need a cellphone to do something like customer service), or even asking the music venue if they need help with the cleanup of the show.
Music is a gift to us all, especially when we find that one artist or band we truly connect with. If your dream is to travel with your favorite band, then you shouldn’t have to miss out on it just because of a little thing we call, money.