I just paid for my Italian tour in April!!! I am so excited you guys! I am also nervous but that isn't what this blog is about so I won't go into it!
I have enough money for this trip because I was saving up for a really nice camera. Then, my friend and I began discussing trips to Italy and I decided that it was better for me to upgrade to a cheaper camera and turn my "camera fund" into an "italian trip fund".
The begining of last year, that's what I did. I saved over 2 grand in probably two to three years.
If you want something, save for it. Never think that what you want to do is out of reach. There is always a way.