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A professional jet-setter explains how she travels the globe on a budget 

Being paid to travel around the world almost sounds too good to be true.

But the rise of Instagram and social media blogging has brought that dream to life for a number of young models, photographers and ‘influencers’.

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Australia’s own Emilie Ristevski, who boasts a staggering 1.1 million followers, is whisked around the globe with her boyfriend Jason Charles Hill – and has opened up about the crucial saving tips they’ve employed to help their money go further. 

Australia’s own Emilie Ristevski, (pictured) who boasts a staggering 1.1 million followers, is whisked around the globe with her boyfriend

‘I save as much as I can to fund travel and equipment but am fortunate that the majority of my travel is work related,’ she told FEMAIL.

‘I do enjoy travelling with my partner and we can make our dollars go further as we are able to share accommodation, food and equipment.’ 

She uses websites like Gumtree as a source for photographic equipment and other second-hand items.

‘You’ll find unique pieces with an interesting story behind them, and you’ll save money at the same time. It helps the environment too by reducing waste, which is something I’m really passionate about,’ she said.

She uses websites like Gumtree as a source for photographic equipment and other second-hand items

She uses websites like Gumtree as a source for photographic equipment and other second-hand items

The significance of a moodboard can't be discounted either, Emilie reasoned

The significance of a moodboard can’t be discounted either, Emilie reasoned

‘I started out working with pre-loved cameras until I was able to buy my own but still scour Gumtree to find props that fit my style such as vintage suitcases, books, crockery, camera equipment and vintage fabrics too. 

‘When I move on from a lens or another piece of equipment, I’ll sell it online to help fund my next piece. You could also always buy a second hand car for cheap online so you can start off with road trips for your travel blog.’

Emilie also stresses the importance of sticking to a budget.    

‘I find it is easier to save when all the figures are right in front of you and you know where all your money is going,’ she said.

'I find it is easier to save when all the figures are right in front of you and you know where all your money is going,' she said

‘I find it is easier to save when all the figures are right in front of you and you know where all your money is going,’ she said

To help manage that budget she argues individuals should 'eat in as opposed to eating out' and 'source quality local food from markets over supermarkets'

To help manage that budget she argues individuals should ‘eat in as opposed to eating out’ and ‘source quality local food from markets over supermarkets’

To help manage that budget she argues individuals should ‘eat in as opposed to eating out’ and ‘source quality local food from markets over supermarkets.’  

The significance of a mood board can’t be discounted either.

‘Make a mood board of your favourite destinations and pop it somewhere you’ll see it.,’ she said.

‘I’m a really visual person, and I find when I’m dreaming of a destination I like to imagine myself there. It helps keep my goals front of mind whenever I’m tempted to splurge on something I don’t really need.’



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