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19 Dec 2018

How To Live A Life Of Travel


As much as this is going to sound like a cliche, life is short. It’s also a gift and you only get one shot at this. And so, even if you feel as if you’ve heard this all before, it’s just so important for you to make sure that you’re living a life that you love. If there are things that you have always wanted to do, but you’ve never made a step forward, then you’re going to want to think about changing that. Because you really only do get one life. And it’s important to make the most of it.

One thing that a ton of people will always want to do, yet stop themselves from going after, is travel. Because we live on this planet, and there are so many beautiful countries and locations to see. And when wanderlust hits, it can hit hard. So unless you do really start to think about traveling and seeing the world a little more, that dream is always going to be there.

And maybe you do love the idea of traveling and you wish that you could travel more in life? But it could be the case that you really don’t know how to make this happen. How you’re going to get the money together. Or how you’re going to get the time to do this. But that doesn’t mean that you should not do it. So to help you, let’s take a look at how you can live a life of travel and start to travel a lot more.

Think About What You Want

So first of all, you need to know what you want. What kind of lifestyle you want. How you want to travel. How frequently you want to travel. So sit down and really start to think about how you want to bring more travel into your life. Because when you’re clear about what you want, you’ll be in a much better position to make it happen.


Make Sacrifices

Now that you know that you want, you’re going to want to make sacrifices to be able to travel more. This could be financially or for your time. Because if you’re spending a lot of time on your social life, going out and doing different things, this could be time and money that you’re putting towards traveling more instead.

Do Your Research

Next up, you’re then going to want to know what your plans are. Where do you want to go? Do you want to go around the world? Or do you want to do more staycations around the country? Do you want to holiday more times per year? Or travel long term? Just make sure that you’re looking at where you want to go. Because this will motivate you to make sure that you get to go there.

Get A New Job

Now, you’re going to want to see how you can pay for this. Because you may worry that you can’t really travel more because of your budget. So, this is where you’re going to want to change that. If you’re limited on time, then you might also want to consider getting a job that will allow you more time to travel too.

Start Your Own Business

Next, you might even want to start your own business that is going to allow you to travel. This could be in something completely unrelated to travel, but so that you have more time to travel - and that you earn the money to do it too. But it could also be a job that involves travel, like travel planning, travel writing, or blogging. And this is going to allow you to bring more travel into your life.

Find Financing

But then also, if you know that you just want to start traveling now, and you’re going to build your business from here, then you might need the money first. For this, you’re going to want to look into financing options, from best apr guarantor loans to credit cards with miles, to see what’s going to help you to get started. But make sure that you’re aware of what this will cost you if you’re not saving the money yourself.


Work In The Travel Field

But then also, it’s always going to be a good idea for you to work in travel if you want to travel. Maybe you just cannot get the time off you need to travel? When this is the case, you’re going to want to move into a field that does allow you to travel. And there are a ton that you can always consider here. So this could be the perfect idea for you.

Change Your Lifestyle

From here, you should then think about your lifestyle. Do you need to make changes? Should you be spending more time planning for travel, networking, researching, and not watching TV? Are there more hours that you can put into this? More money? Or anything else to help you to travel more?

Budget Better

And as a step on from that, you may also find that you need to be able to budget better too. Because if you’re spending way too much money on things that don’t matter to you as much as travel, then you need to make a change. And with a proper budget, you’ll find that you’ll be in a much better position to put the money aside for it too.

Make Travel Your Priority

But then also, you absolutely need to make sure that travel is a priority of yours. If you are spending money on eating out and clothes and groceries and bills, but you’re not putting more money away for travel, then this is something that you really need to address. Because if you want to have more money and time for travel, then you have to bring it to the top of your list. So start to make sure that this is your number one focus, and that you are aligning your actions with what you want.

Do you have any tips on how to live a life of travel? Let me know in the comment below.

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1 comment

  1. I completely agree with every word you've written! Traveling makes us feel alive! The only thing which makes me feel a bit frustrated when thinking about a new trip is packing my bags :) Preparing for a trip doesn’t have to be a headache. You may read more here about the ultimate travel packing checklist.


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