You know when you travel how you feel a sense of freedom, adventure and invigoration? You learn and have so much fun that you never want it to end. But eventually time runs out, you return home and are shocked by the post-travel blues.
Well, imagine if you never had to experience this downturn again. Think about what it would be like to never have to return to everyday life. What if travel became your life? It may seem crazy, but it is possible with the right planning and approach that is. Need more convincing? Check out these tips and you could be jet-setting to new places every week.
Do Tons of Pre-Trip Planning
When you think about funds, accommodations, food, tourist spots, equipment and packing, traveling takes tons of planning to ensure it runs as smoothly as possible. This is especially true if you intend on it being permanent.
You may not want to admit it, but money plays a huge role in the success of a trip. Save as much as you can before you leave, whether that involves eating out less, moving to a cheaper area or spending less on entertainment and clothes. This can be tricky but it’s worth it when you have extra cash to spend.
Keep yourself motivated to save money by immersing yourself in pre-departure research. Get out those Lonely Planet guides, download travel apps and keep up with online travel blogs. You will be surprised by how many people have lived off travel and the things you will learn about each place.
Make It a Working Holiday
You may be thinking, “I thought this was about traveling, not working.” But good times come with hard work, especially if you want to fund constant trips to new and exciting cities.
Why not try freelancing? Whether it’s writing, tutoring, art, design or any of your other specialties, freelancing gives you the flexibility to jump on a plane any time you please. You also can try casual or contractual work with global companies like Amway that assist you in making global connections.
There are many must-see places that you can add to your travel itinerary without hurting your bank account. If you’re looking to live a life of travel in the U.S., check out lists from sources like Money Crashers. For example, this site ranked San Diego as the second cheapest destination to travel to and highlights its beaches, food and ambiance. New Orleans and Memphis are similarly priced if you’re looking for a true Southern, bluesy experience. If you’re more of a nature person, however, check out Yosemite National Park or Arizona’s many hidden gems like Horseshoe Bend and Fossil Creek.
If you have caught the travel bug, organize yourself and get in the right mindset to make constant travel a reality. You won’t regret creating a life of global culture, adventure and travel. Bon voyage!