Travelling long term is a great way to experience new cultures, meet interesting people and explore places you’ve never been. Taking some time off work and travelling the world full-time can be a dream come true for many people. But with all those benefits comes plenty of challenges as well: what do you do with your stuff while you’re away? How do you stay connected to friends back home? And how do you keep your finances in order so that travel doesn’t become a burden? Fortunately for us all, there are tons of resources out there that can help make long-term travel easier than ever before!
Get a job that allows you to work remotely.
If you’re going to be travelling, it’s best to look for a job that allows you to work remotely. This can be tricky, but there are lots of opportunities out there if you know where (and how) to look. Here are some ideas:
- Look for companies whose headquarters are located far away from your current location. If they want someone with your skillset, chances are they’ll let you telecommute or work from home at least part of the time.
- Consider jobs that don’t require face-to-face interaction with clients or coworkers; these types of positions tend not only allow remote working but also provide more flexibility in terms of scheduling meetings.
- Look into freelance gigs like writing/editing/designing content online–these kinds of jobs often have less rigid requirements when it comes down do what tools/software they need their employees’ computers equipped with!
Weigh the pros and cons of being a digital nomad.
There are plenty of pros to being a digital nomad, but there are also some key cons. Before you take the leap and quit your job to travel long-term, it’s important that you weigh both sides of the coin.
First things first: what exactly is being a digital nomad? Digital nomads are people who work remotely and use technology as their office. They generally have no fixed address or location, which means they can travel anywhere in the world at any time. If this sounds like something that would appeal to you then read on!
Pros: * You’ll have more time with friends and family (if they’re not travelling too). * The freedom and flexibility afforded by working remotely allows us all sorts of opportunities–whether it be volunteering abroad or getting involved in local communities while abroad!
Find a place to stay in your destination city.
When you’re in your destination city, finding an affordable place to stay is one of the biggest challenges. There are many options: hotels, hostels and Airbnb are all popular choices for travellers on a budget. If you’re travelling alone or with just one other person, Couchsurfing might be a good option for you as well!
If possible try to find accommodation near or in the city centre so that it’s easy for you get around by walking or using public transportation (or even cycling). It’s also important not to book something too far from where all the action is happening so that when there’s an event going on somewhere else in town–like a concert at night–it doesn’t take forever for you get there by foot!
Start planning your route and figuring out where you want to go next.
If you’re going to be on the road for a while, it’s important to have a route in mind. The last thing you want is to get stuck somewhere and not know where or when your next move will be. You can plan your route by using any number of tools: maps and travel guides are still popular among long-term travellers, while apps like Google Maps have become increasingly popular among millennials who prefer using them on their phones.
- Map: A traditional map allows users to see all their options at once (and even plan routes), but they aren’t always easy for beginners because they often require more advanced skills like reading topographical features like mountains and rivers.
- Guidebook: Travel guides give step-by-step instructions about how far between points A and B are–however these books can sometimes become outdated quickly as circumstances change over time (such as when new infrastructure projects begin construction).
- App: Apps allow visitors access wherever they go no matter what kind of device they use!
Look into flights, hotels and rental cars for your trip.
- Look into flights and hotels before you leave.
- If you’re going somewhere with a rental car in mind, be sure to look into rental cars before leaving. This way, when the time comes for your trip, all that’s left is making a reservation and driving away!
- If public transit is available in the area where you want to go (or if using Uber or Lyft sounds like fun), consider using those services instead of renting a car. They can be just as affordable and often more convenient than driving yourself around town every day.
Research visas for each country you plan on visiting during your trip.
You’ll need to do some research. Depending on how long you plan on staying in each country, the visa process can be complicated and costly. Some countries require visas for entry, while others don’t. If you’re travelling through multiple countries during your trip, make sure that all of your destinations have the same requirements so you don’t have any problems getting into one place or another.
Reconnect with friends, family and other loved ones back home by video calling and keeping in touch via email or texting — because it’s not like they’re going anywhere!
When you’re travelling, it can be hard to keep in touch with friends, family and other loved ones back home. With so much going on in your life and theirs, it’s easy to lose track of what’s happening at home. If you have time for a quick call or text here and there (and why wouldn’t you?), then great! But if not, there are still ways for you both to stay connected.
Video calling is one way of staying close even when apart — just make sure that everyone has access to a webcam or smartphone camera before making plans for a video call! You can also send emails or text messages if they don’t want or can’t get video chat software set up yet; these methods work just as well as talking directly through Skype because they allow people who aren’t always online together at once nonetheless feel connected through their words alone.*
To make sure those connections don’t get lost in translation between countries over long distances — say goodbye today while thinking fondly back tomorrow — try sending postcards regularly throughout your travels so friends/family know where exactly *you* are right now instead just knowing where *they* might be sometime soon down the road after all those miles between us disappear like magic dust blown away by wind currents.*
Takeaway You’ll have more time to spend with them when you return home!
By the time you return home after your travels, you’ll have more stories to share with them and more memories that will make for great conversations. You’ll also have time to catch up with old friends and family members who may not have seen you in years.
You might even be able to plan your next adventure while on the road!
So you’re ready to take on the world? We hope our guide has helped you get started with your long-term travel plans. By following the steps above, we believe that anyone can make the leap into full-time travel and have an amazing time doing it!