Travelling is an exciting part of almost everyone’s life. Daily, thousands of people travel from one part of the world to another for various professional and personal reasons.
Never ending travelling is a dream for some people while for some it has become a reality. For becoming a full-time traveller, you require one crucial thing.
Can you guess what that thing is?
You may think it is money. Yes, money is necessary, but before the money mindset comes first.
Money can be arranged, but you can’t arrange the mindset required for full time travelling. You have to develop that mindset on your own.
In this article, we are going to discuss full-time travelling and the mindset required for it.
Following things, you should take into consideration before you start your full-time travel life:
Have a plan
Travelling full-time without a plan is not a joke. It requires a lot of planning before you become a full-time traveller. You have to think about financial problems. Because while travelling, you will need money, which is very important. It is a fact that without money you can’t travel.
Also, you must consider the destinations that you are going to visit. Suppose you are a USA citizen and wanted to travel in Italy then, you have to look at the currency exchange rates, airfare and a lot of other things.
Following questions, you must ask yourself before travelling full-time:
- Where must I be going?
- What will be my income source?
- What is the minimum budget?
Knowing your financial limit, you must plan different things.
Execute your plans properly:
Most of the full-time travellers make a mistake of not executing their ideas properly. Planning is essential, but the execution of your plan is more important.
You might have heard the sentence “execution is the key to success”. Yes, your full-time travel success depends on how you execute.
Start a blog:
Have you heard about the bloggers who travel full time but still make thousands of dollars?
You might think it is almost impossible to make money while travelling. But the fact is that many enthusiastic travellers are making a lot of money than the people doing a 9 to 5 job.
You can start a blog on your travel journey or any other topic that you like. Blogging can become a great source of income for you. After blogging for 10 to 12 months, it may happen that it will become a source of passive income.
It required only $100 to $200 to start a blog but, after several months you can turn your small investment into a $10,000 per month income.
Be ready to work as a freelancer or start your online business:
You should set your mind to work as a freelancer. Freelancing is quite easy, and most of the full-time traveller work as a freelancer.
Why should you start freelancing?
Freelancing can be the best way for you to meet new people and to work with big clients.
While working as a freelancer, you are investing your time into doing productive things. Also, there is no pressure from your boss when you are a freelancer because you are working on your terms and doing work that you like.
Sites like UpWork, Fiverr are prefect for freelancing for full-time travellers.
If you don’t like freelancing then, what is your opinion on starting an online business?
You can earn millions of dollars through your online business. Suppose you are good at speaking a different language then, you can create an online course about how to speak a particular language fluently.
Now, you can sell this course via a paid advertisement or through different channels.
If you are travelling full-time then, it is easy for you to learn the languages of the local people from different countries. In this way, you can easily make money while you travel.
You have to face challenges:
Full-time travellers often face a lot of problems. You may get into trouble at the airport, while finding co-working space or while dealing with the local people.
Your credit card might not work, or your wallet may lose. All these things are going to take into a situation where you may feel sad, or you may want to quiet.
You will feel lost while solving problems abroad.
If you are going to plan the Air Canada flight, then read the Air Canada baggage rules to know about the baggage limits.
So, if you want to travel full time then, keep in mind that you have to find solutions to various problems on your own.
There are many fewer chances where someone will help you while you are in trouble. Also, you have to sacrifice a lot of things. If you don’t, then your dream of becoming a full-time traveller will be sacrificed.
Make new friends:
While travelling full-time, you are going to make a lot of friends. You will meet new people every day, and every person whom you are going to interact will be different.
As a full-time traveller, you will find difficulty in building long term relationships because you will be visiting different destinations every day.
Some people may take advantage of your friendship while some will understand your problem. So, deal with every person in the best way. As nobody can predict the future, you have to consider a lot of things before trusting anyone whom you are going to meet.
Thinking about your family or relatives:
You are ready to live a nomadic life but, do your family is permitting you to do that life?
In most of the cases, your parents, relatives may oppose your decision of becoming a full-time traveller. Now, you have to change their mind, and you should try to convince them.
While living in different countries, there may be some situations where you will miss your family. But you have to move forward. It is best for you to develop an attitude of never quitting.
Take care of your health:
The most important thing that you have to take care of is your health both mentally and physically.
You cannot take a gym membership while travelling full-time. So, develop a habit of doing exercise daily in the hotel room where you will be staying.
Daily exercise will keep you away from all the diseases.
For becoming fit mentally, try yoga and do meditation daily. Meditation will allow you to think clearly about your present and future.
Doing yoga can help you in achieving your long-term goals.
Ready to live a happy life:
Though many things will be going on in your life while travelling full-time. But, surely, you will be living a comfortable and stress-free experience which is better than a 9 to 5 job.
If you think technically, then, full-time travellers are homeless as they don’t have any permanent address. You don’t require any house because the entire world has now become your home.
You will make some good habits which will eventually make you a better person.
In short, as a full-time traveller, you should build a proper mindset to get the best out of your trip. Travel is fun for part-time travellers while the same travelling is life for full-time travellers.
Enjoy your travel journey and focus on your daily progress.
All you need to do is pick a destination and make your backpack ready while making sure you travel sustainable!
August 23, 2019
A good and useful article for travelers , really a lot of questions to think about before traveling . Thanks