Do you want to start fulfilling your lifestyle travel plans but don’t know where to begin? The turn of the decade is actually a good time to start anew, whether this may mean starting a new hobby, shifting towards a new career choice, or choosing to explore new places for you. As in all things, you should consider certain factors before deciding to pursue a choice. By doing so, you will know the basic know-how and will be able to weigh out the pros against cons.
In this case, here are 5 tips you need to hear about before pushing through with your lifestyle travel plans:
- Be ready for goodbyes
Almost all travel-related blog posts chronicle the amazing benefits of following through with one’s lifestyle plans— but not much is said about the sacrifices that come with it. For one, you’d have to leave your family and friends behind.
Some wanderers find it hard to leave behind their life, while others move on pretty quickly. It doesn’t get easier for the latter, though! Moving around also means forming unexpected friendships that sometimes get cut short when you are bound for your next destination. Are you ready to let go when the need arises?
- Create a lifestyle around traveling
A lifestyle travel plan does not rely on an itinerary alone. You will also have to find sustainable means to create a living. Try looking up what jobs are suitable for people who love to travel. You can also think up of businesses that give you freedom in terms of time. Lastly, it also helps to draw inspiration from people who have succeeded in creating a system out of their lifestyle travels and ask yourself if you possess the skills and talents needed for you to do the same.
- Save, not spend
Now that you’ve questioned how you can make money, it’s time to contemplate how you can save more. Is five-star accommodation really necessary? Do you really need to hire that tour guide when you also have Google freely at your disposal? To name a few other hacks, you can try to eat out less, look for house-sharing options, carpool whenever possible, and cut down costs for excessive little luxuries. Learn to prioritize your needs above your wants. Determine your non-negotiables work around that as you travel.
- Travel long term in affordable places
Comparatively, traveling in South East Asian and African countries is more affordable than a European trip. Seeing as you’re still starting out on a limited budget, select countries that come with cheap expenses because it means that you can stay in the area longer and do more exploration.
- Embracing different cultures
The beauty of lifestyle travel is that no two places feel alike— and you have culture to thank for that! As you travel the world, you’ll be exposed to new ideologies and beliefs. While it’s normal to feel out of place at first, it is important that you learn to open yourself up to fresh perspectives in order to make better sense of how the world works for people beyond your own.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine
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