Today’s post is not a rant, you’ll be surprised. I am in need of some guidance. For as long as I can remember I have loved the thought of travelling for a year or two, I mean, life is short, and there’s so much to explore out there.
Thinking about long term travel
Live the comfortable life
I’m 37, have been employed since leaving school, I enjoy what I do, but, I am concerned that life is just flying by. I love the comfortable lifestyle, the bills are paid, I get to travel a few times a year, and I live in a nice flat etc.
Opportunity to travel long term
I have an opportunity, where, I could do the long term travel gig, but, I am not sure if it’s for me. I mean, where would I live from place to place, how much money could I live on in a year, would I be homesick and then have the nightmare of finding a new job when I return.
Putting up the barriers
I don’t like the idea of hostels, or living on other people’s sofas, and I would not be able to pay for a hotel for 365 days! There’s days where I think I am best just living my life as I am, but, I feel I have much more to give; I’d love to do some volunteer work etc.
I start to think about the barriers that stop me from doing this, like money, would £20,000 last me, what about visas, do you need a plan to follow for a long term trip, could I cope living with parents if it all goes wrong. Argh, yes, you can see I have more questions than I have answers.
Negative side of long term travel
This weekend I commented on a ton of travel blogs, loads of fantastic stories, photos, and it made me want to travel even more. I realised that I am missing out on something that I truly enjoy, but, the comfortable life, the money situation, are well, barriers.
Your thoughts and opinions
I would appreciate it if you could share this post around people who have gone through the same situation, or have travelled long term. It all sounds fun, exciting, but, I know there’s the negative side of long term travelling, so would like to hear that as well.