So many people are feeling trapped in their every day job. You work from nine to five; you go home, have dinner and watch Netflix until you’re too tired to think about anything. In the meanwhile, the world is open and it’s just waiting for you to start exploring it. Here are some great ways to quit your job and travel the world – life your life the fullest.
Reasons to Travel
When you travel, you’ll see that the world opens up to you and you’ll become more aware of yourself and the world that surrounds you. Travelling gives you freedom because you doesn’t have to be at the same place every day and you only have a few objects to carry with you.
You’ll have more time to think about more important aspects of your life and follow your passion. If you haven’t had time to exercise, eat healthy and have meaningful relationships, a good trip can give you these if it’s done right.
By getting to know the world around you, you’ll realize that people from different cultures have very different values and interests. You might find some of their interest fun and start doing it yourself. For example you could try horse riding if you never tried during your travel and fall in love with it. Or you could taste a special meal and you’ll want to eat it the rest of your life.
Number One: Save Money and Travel for a Year
If you’re not brave enough to just quit your job today and leave for good, you can start by saving some money let’s say for a year and plan your trips ahead. You will also need to have a strict budget and plan ahead how much money you have to save in order to survive for that year of traveling.
When you’re travelling you want to see different cultures and you want to meet different people. This is only possible if you go to as many places as you can. If you really want to visit many places and travel around the world, you’ll need a lot of money to do it. Think about basic expenses like food and accommodation when you’re planning your travel budget.
It’s also a good idea to find someone to go with you. They can also help you to stick to your plan and don’t give up saving money and planning your trip for that one month. A buddy can also make you feel more secure when travelling. It can be one (or more of your friends), your spouse or a random co worker you like. It’s more fun to plan and travel together and share the memories later.
Number Two: Get a Remote Job to Travel
If you’re really brave you could choose to get a remote job and travel while you’re working. This option doesn’t require too much planning, but you want to make sure that you have a sustainable job that will give you enough money to cover your basic expenses when you’re traveling.
Remote jobs can easily be done if you’re a marketing specialist, a graphic designer, a writer, etc. But even if you don’t have experience in any of these fields, you can train yourself and become a professional in a short time. Make sure to get some projects in your portfolio to show them to potential clients.
Alternatively, you can travel to a new place to get a job there e.g. working in a restaurant or selling ice cream on the beach. So the job doesn’t have to be online, you can easily find other kind of jobs as well. The secret is to be confident and brave and willing to work while you’re travelling.
Even if you choose this option, you should always have some funds for emergency in case you don’t find a job in a new country or you have some accidents or you need to go home because of an emergency. Maybe you think that these things can’t happen to you, but it’s better to be prepared for the worst case scenario.
Whichever option you choose – saving money and traveling or traveling while working online – you’ll see how much freedom traveling will give you. Have a safe trip!