Another unusual way to save money on travel is to create a budget and stick to it. Most people will create a budget, but don't always stick to it. To help you save money for your trip, you might consider creating a separate account at your bank that is hard to access and money is deposited automatically each pay period or monthly.
If you have any existing debt, your financial contributions may be lacking until the debt is eradicated. College is one of the main causes of debt, but with so many options to refinance student loans, attaining a more reasonable monthly payment is fairly simple. Mortgages, credit cards, hospital bills are other common causes of debt.
The old adage of out of sight is out of mind would help you be successful in fulfilling your budget and creating great savings to help you travel with ease.