The good news is that if you’re serious about taking more trips or travelling more, you can make it happen. You can start small by taking road trips, but if you want a longer adventure such as backpacking around Asia, you will need a plan.
Feet Do Travel have travelled for many years in every different way, from backpacking to cruising, so let us show you how to make travelling a reality.
To inspire and motivate you to travel, start by making a bucket or wish list. Maybe you like the idea of seeing wild animals in Africa, or hike the Inca Trail in Macchu Picchu? We started our wish list with India, simply because we wanted to see the Taj Mahal and take a tiger safari. It was the best decision, and we had an amazing experience which fueled our passion to travel more.
Once you have an idea of destinations you want to visit, research the best times to visit these places, what clothes you need to pack to suit the weather conditions, and the best things to see and do. To further encourage yourself to make your dream a reality, you could also create a travel vision board.
Travelling doesn’t always mean spending a lot of money, or using expensive transport and flying all the time. If you want to see more of your own Country or somewhere different, consider train travel as it allows you to stop at many different destinations. Another option is to take a road trip.
If you don’t have your own car but you have friends that do, try to co-ordinate a road trip with them which benefits you both as it will save on petrol/gas/diesel costs. If none of you have a car, try to gather a few friends who want to take a road trip and split the cost of car hire. Road trips are a fun way to view landscapes and scenery, you can be more flexible with where you visit, and they allow more freedom within your itinerary so you can stay as long as you want in your chosen destination.
You’re going to need money if you want to explore the world, so start with a travel budget. There are many money saving tips, travel hacks, and ideas to help you to live a more thrifty life.
If you know you want to travel a lot in the foreseeable future, consider downsizing and moving to a smaller home to save money. This could involve selling larger items you no longer need to make money, but you should also save money on household bills. If you have memorabilia or childhood possessions you don’t wish sell or throw away, a storage unit is the perfect solution. You can gather more information at StorageArea.com about storage unit options and which is the best choice for you. When I visited Australia on a year’s working visa, all my belongings were placed into storage awaiting my return.
If you are serious about travelling more, the best way to do this is find a career which allows you to work anywhere in the world.
Maybe your job allows you to work remotely, so start by speaking with your manager about keeping your existing job, or adapting it so you can stay with the company. With the “new-normal” and hybrid working conditions, this may be a real possibility with you, and it might be better to stay with your existing employer than have to look for something else.
We teach English online, but you can also travel to schools all over the world with a TEFL qualification which you can obtain by taking an online course.
Alternatively, you could set up your own website for e-commerce, start your own travel blog, or if you enjoy creative writing, becoming a digital nomad gives you the freedom to be a travelling freelancer with a variety of clients. This is exactly what Feet Do Travel did years ago, so since creating our brand we have travelled and worked in various Asian countries.