Everyone would love to quit a job or get away from our daily routines and leave for a non-stop 365-day long vacation, right? Well, the fact is that for most people that sounds like an impossible dream or a thing for only the bravest people on earth. The thing is though that during the last few years more people than ever before have turned that dream into reality. Or at least this was true before the COVID-19 but with that put aside, becoming a globetrotter is no longer an impossible dream.
Already before the coronavirus outbreak, working remotely had started to become more acceptable and with the pandemic, more companies have made it possible to allow their workers to continue their jobs from home. We don’t know when all borders will be open again but if you are one of those thinking, and dreaming, about some worldwide traveling then why not use this time to plan your trip so that you are ready once we are no longer restricted by the corona. Here are a few tips that will help you plan the trip of your dreams!
Trip Planning For Beginners
Planning your first trip across the world is less complicated than you may think but if you really want to make sure you get the best tour possible, then it’s good to know what details can be left for spontaneous decisions and what should be planned. Smart guidebooks on how to plan a trip around the world might give you the right ideas and useful tips to prepare your first experience, but you may still feel that you miss anything. Trip planning is a very challenging task, especially if you are a beginner… you don’t know where to begin and what to do next. Experience comes as you go, that’s a universal truth and applies also to every great traveler.
Experienced travelers have already learned how to reduce their traveling expenses or what to look for before booking accommodation and they can even tell you when is the best time to visit Switzerland, but as a beginner, you need some help! As you start to search for traveling guides and planning tips you will notice that it’s easy to find travel guides to basically any destination in the world and of these include the most essential and handful hacks that will surely make things a lot easier for you. What they don’t always talk about are the things to consider before all of these decisions, when you are at the very beginning of your planning. When you are between dreaming and actual planning. So, let’s take a step back and look at some things to consider before you tell your family, friends, and boss that you are leaving!
4 Steps Away From Enjoying Your Trip
You are about to pack your stuff into a suitcase and say “goodbye” to your everyday routine. Before you do, sit down for a while and consider some questions about the reasons and purposes of your trip. Giving some thought into these issues will help you get the most out of your new life as a globetrotter:
- Reasons for becoming a long term globetrotter
Consider the reasons why you want to quit your everyday life and live in a suitcase for a longer period. You may feel stressed out because of work tasks or you may want to see what’s in the rest of the world.
- Decide your destination
The choice of a precise destination is largely important, as it impacts your budget and it gives you a definite goal for your trip. Depending on where you want to go, you will set the length of your trip and how much you can afford to spend on local transportation as well as for food, accommodations, and others.
- Solo or with someone?
Another question that you should ask yourself is about going alone or together with someone. These options are both great yet very different. If you go solo, you have plenty of chances to plan a one-person tailored trip according to your goals. If you go with someone, you have to adjust your trip plan but in return, you can get help planning your itinerary.
- Make some math
At this point, you have to research the costs of your trip. For example, there’s a big difference between going with a backpack or to book a 5-star hotel room. To define your budget it will be useful to research on the web or to buy specific guidebooks or to get advice from someone who has experienced a similar trip.
Last but not least, remember to start saving money in advance (avoid applying for loans for your trip) according to how much you predict to spend on your trip. It’s enough to make a list of what you can give up in your everyday life, for example, a coffee, a snack or shopping for clothing – you’ll be saving money without sacrifice.
All you have to do now is to wait for COVID-19 to be behind us and pack your bags!