Leaving Your Life To Travel The World

June 18, 2021

It’s no secret that people have been kept in their houses, feeling restless and bored. There has been widespread cabin fever, depression, and anxiety. You were probably dreaming of a distant beach where you can eat seafood and drink beer in the sand. You’ve been ruminating on spiritual mountainous regions and modern cities. If you’re tired of living a predictable, average life, you can leave your home and job to travel the world and find your new path. You might be scared, but here are some tips to start your adventure.

Make Sure You Have Enough Money Saved

The most important thing you need to do before you leave for your indefinite, worldwide trip is to make sure to have plenty of money saved. You won’t know exactly how much money you need if you don’t know how long you will be gone, but if you create a loose itinerary you can create an idea of how much money it will take. You should have plenty more than your estimates. It is vital to have more than you will ever need to alleviate the pressure and have money when you return. Of course, it matters where you are going, how much it will cost, and what you do to prepare.

Prepare Ahead of Time

Another paramount part of taking an affordable worldwide trip is to prepare ahead of time. This does not necessarily mean booking everything in advance, but you should have an idea of where you will go, how long you will stay, where you will go next, and why you will go there.

You will have to make sure you have your visas for specific countries, but you should also look into the diseases in the countries you are going to and get vaccinated for them ahead of time. You will also want to start learning local languages. If you are going to South America, it is easier because most people speak a dialect of Spanish that even if you are unfamiliar with, you can get by using the Spanish you learned in school. Preparing for your trip before you quit your job and leave your house is vital to your success.

Leaving Your Job

When you have enough money saved up, it will be time to quit your job. You probably will not want to tell them the real reason you are leaving, to travel the world, so you should come up with another reason before you give your notice. While it is no one’s business, if you are a pivotal part of your company or team they will want to know why you are leaving. Be honest or not, but stay firm if you want to leave and travel.

Leaving Your Home

If you’re planning on really doing this and traveling for a long time, you should leave your home. Are you renting or owning? When you own the place you can either rent it out or sell it. Both will provide the cash you need to keep up your travels. When you’re renting, however, you should learn how to break a lease and leave your rental in the smoothest way possible. It will feel both scary and amazing to leave home, but if you take the plunge you will find yourself and a world that you never knew existed.

Travel to Affordable Places

Not only will affordable places provide the ability to travel more freely, you will have the opportunity to experience authentic places. Travel to a place where your currency goes far. Southeast Asia is one of the cheaper places to travel. There are many different countries and cities to choose from and it is pretty safe overall. South America is another great option. You can spend so much time on these continents. Make a rough plan and you will be able to leave for a long time and explore many different locations.

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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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