When seeking funds for your next great adventure, you could always set up a travel savings account, charge the kids rent, or get friends to buy into the "power of the pyramid." But we have a better idea. To unearth serious funds for that dream vacation, it helps to get creative. Innovative strategies like putting a trip on layaway, getting a grant, or crowd funding could make your pricey travel plans a reality. Here are seven novel schemes (that actually work) to help pay for your next vacation.