Setting Your Life Up For A Life Of Travel

January 17, 2020

If you are like many others, then you would love nothing more than to have a life where you were endlessly exploring. While you would have a stable home life, you would always have a trip or two lined up, and it would really feel like traveling was a part of your lifestyle, rather than just something you do once in a blue moon. Humans are, after all, historically nomadic people: it is just in our nature to explore! Alas, the realities of life always catch up with us, and it is just not possible to travel as much as we would like. 

There are, however, things you can do that will make traveling a much bigger part of your life than it currently is. We take a look at a few tried and tested ways below.

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Making Money Anywhere

The main barrier that prevents people from traveling is their job. It is hard to get too wrapped up in the lure of an adventure when you have to be back in the office on Monday morning! However, it is important to remember that there are new and innovative ways to build an income in the 21st Century, thanks to the internet. Find a job that is entirely remote, and you will be able to work anywhere that has an internet connection (which is most places these days). 

Flexible Companies

Of course, the freelance life is not for everyone. Some people much prefer to have the security of a full-time with a set company. But even this does not have to put an end to your traveling dreams. While the majority of companies still operate under the traditional belief that workers have to be onsite, there are many that have adopted more modern practices, and allow their workers to complete their work from anywhere. You might have to be patient, but if you search and apply to as many as you can, then you might end up in the ideal situation: a full-time job that you can do from the location of your choosing. Perfect!

Make It A Priority

But let us forget the work aspect for a little while. That is one factor, but it is not everything. As well as trying to improve your circumstances, so you can travel more, it is also important to look at yourself, and see what you change. For example, though you say you want to travel, how much do you really want it? If you are only willing to wait for the perfect circumstances before you get moving, then you will not travel anywhere as much as you could. Make it a priority, and make it happen. It will be this attitude that sets you apart from everyone else, and makes you succeed in an area where most people fail.

Set Up A Base Abroad

One of the best ways to travel more is to simplify the process as much as possible. It can be a little overwhelming having to organize and arrange all the many factors that contribute to a successful trip. If you have more or less everything already arranged, then all you will need to do is pack your bag and head to the airport. Perfect! So how do you do this? One such way is to invest in a property in a country that you like to visit and which is near to other interesting destinations. If you invest in a hdb bto property, for instance, then you will get to enjoy all the wonders of regular trips to Singapore, while also having the option of taking inexpensive flights elsewhere. Plus, there is just something extra special about landing in an overseas destination, knowing that you will be staying in your second home!

Local Travel Options

However, as well as looking at those far-flung destinations, it is also recommended that you look at the places that are within easy driving distance from where you live. We all tend to look far away when it comes to trips, but no matter where you live, there will be places worth exploring. In the process, you will learn more about your home area, and these types of trips are easy to arrange. You can just get in the car and go.

Ready To Pounce 

Another way to see more of the world is to be ready to pounce when you see opportunities to visit somewhere new. There are always deals available online, but they do not stick around forever. If you are sharp and have a ‘can-do’ attitude, then you can snap up these deals and be on your way to off the beaten path destinations in next to no time. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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