Long-Term Travel Tips

Aleta Fimbres 31/01/2014

 

We all know those people who moved abroad a few years ago and never came back. Did they just strike it lucky, being able to travel for a lifestyle? It’s easy to look at them and think, “that can’t be possible!” But the fact is, it’s completely possible. If you crave the thrill of complete freedom, the ability to explore the world at your own pace and self-sustainable income, then you’ll be interested in our trips for becoming a permanent nomad.

 

Earn Income Remotely

The time has come to start taking advantage of that genius invention we all love: The Internet. Gone are the days where our only option for earning money is to take a boring job working for someone else. The Internet is here to hook you up with an income stream in nearly any way you can imagine. Enjoy teaching? Why not get out of the classroom and teach lessons online so you can live anywhere you want? Feeling entrepreneurial? Spend some time setting up your own business, and once it’s taken off, you can take yourself off to live anywhere you like. You don’t even need that much cash to start, just pack some cheap luggage, stay in hostels for awhile and build your empire along the way.


Surround yourself with people with similar dreams to you. If you only surround yourself with people who don’t support you, it will be much harder to make your remote lifestyle a reality. Use your creativity to think of ways you can serve the world and make money doing it. With the Internet, the world is literally your market place. You can reach anyone, anywhere, anytime. Use that.


Try Workshare Programs

If you haven’t quite gotten your own business off the ground yet and need a little extra financial help when traveling, you can work in exchange for food and accommodation. Programs like WWOOF and Workaway hook up volunteers with various hosts who need help with different kinds of tasks. You could find yourself doing organic gardening, taking care of kids or animals, or even working reception at a hostel. It’s a great way to use a new skill, meet awesome people from around the world and save a ton of cash. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and reach out to one of these programs, because it can jumpstart your nomadic life.


Meet Locals

Whether you’ll be in one place long-term or traveling around a bit more, your life will be the most rich if you get to know the other people living in your area. The internet is a great place to find local groups and meetups for various interests, or you can even create your own! Many cities have weekly Couchsurfing meetups to meet other travelers and locals. Or just go hang out at your favorite bar or cafe on a regular basis. You’re bound to meet and befriend the other regulars there.

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