Wouldn’t you love to simply up sticks and travel, going where the wind takes you and leading with your heart through the corners of the world?
But this kind of freedom requires sacrifices like separation from family and friends, and the financial security of a steady job.
But you don’t have to put everything on hold to travel. In fact, many would-be nomads who dream of globetrotting adventures effectively live their lives on hold, deferring their travel aspirations until an unspecified later date which, more often than not, never comes.
If you’re looking for ways to travel without putting your life on hold, these are just three ideas that will allow you to keep ‘real life’ moving while you do!
1. Share the adventure
“I would go, but I don’t have anyone to come with me!”
Thus is the cry of countless lonely hearts whose ideal journey would be a romantic venture, exploring the world with a friend or soulmate.
But instead of waiting around for the perfect travelling companion, taking the plunge and going solo on your voyage can be the perfect opportunity to meet many new people. As well as the potential for new friendships, a holiday romance could lead you to the love of your life.
There are even sites to connect like-minded travellers looking for friends and more – TourBar is perfect for matching up travel buddies who seek roaming companions across the world, meaning you don’t have to wait for that special someone.
It may seem an unlikely combination but studying whilst travelling is easier than you might expect.
As distance learning platforms increase in popularity, prospective students can find courses which take place entirely online and fit around even the busiest of lifestyles. Many distance learning courses from ARU Distance Learning offer full-time and part-time study options.
Whether abroad or at home, qualifications can be the route to a new career path that expands job opportunities as well as earning potential, and open the door to a world of new experiences.
This may sound counter-intuitive, but it is possible to save whilst travelling, and it won’t stop you making the most of your experience.
It’s natural that you’ll be eager to try the local cuisine, but remember that trying your hand at some local recipes won’t just save you money, but also expands your culinary repertoire.
And when it comes to accommodation, keep it as cheap as possible – remember, you’re there to see the world, not the inside of the same four walls.
If you’re able to work whilst travelling, even better. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a traditional 9-5 job either. If you have any profitable skills that can bring in extra funds, use them! What could be better than busking in New York or selling street art in France for a free-spirited experience?
Remember that the most expensive experiences are not necessarily the best, so thrifting doesn’t automatically mean missing out.
These are just three ways to live your nomadic dreams without placing the rest of your life on hold.