The idea of taking off and going travelling around the world for at least a year is something that most people would really love to do, but that they think is out of reach for them.
However, in this day and age with so many opportunities available, thanks to the internet and social media, it’s now more common for people to adopt this lifestyle and travel around the world or even live around the world permanently by working online.
Even if you only want to travel for a year, then there are some things that you could have in place before you go that could make your life a lot easier.
So in this post we’re going to share with you just what those things are that you should do before taking off for a year of travelling.
Get your paperwork in order:
Being as prepared as possible is going to make everything so much easier once you arrive in your new destination or destinations, so making sure that you have all of the correct paperwork, that your passport is up to date, and that you have things like visas and work permits, and even insurance documents with you at all times just in case you need them.
You should also have things like travel insurance, and even your driver’s licence if you want to be driving in other countries.
Consider how you’re funding your travels:
Even when you go with the most budget options when travelling for a year – travelling is still going to come at a cost, so you may want to consider how exactly you’re going to fund everything.
For example, you could look at renting your current place out on airbnb, or you may even want to consider selling that New Audi R8 that you’ve just bought, but that you won’t be needing for a year. Other ways that you can look at funding your travels, include working online or simply looking for work in the place that you’re going to be.
Either way, you’re going to be needing to fund your travels and unless you have a lot of savings already in place, then you’ll need to get creative with coming up with the cash.
Look for work:
If you are going to be looking for work, then this is best done before you go so that you can see what options are available to you.
Places like hostels, tour companies, and hotels are often looking for seasonal workers, so this could be a good option for you if you’re going from place to place and don’t plan on staying too long.
Make a plan:
As with everything, if you have a plan in place, then it’s going to be a whole lot easier. This doesn’t mean that you have to stick to your plan to the word, but simply having a road map that you can work with will make things go smoother when you’re traveling.
This can include things like which countries you’re planning to visit, what you want to do whilst you’re there, and what kind of experiences you want to have.