How will you fulfil your travel dreams? Have a go at these things to do!
Travelling can be an amazing life experience but not everyone gets the chance to do. For some people it’s finding the motivation to get out there and see the world, for others it’s work or family commitments that are holding them back. However, if travelling is something that you have always wanted to do then there are ways you can make it happen.
1. Take a gap year
Long gone are the days where gap years are just for students. Of course, if you have the opportunity to take a gap year before you go to college or university then take it, but even if you are working full time there are still ways to make it happen. Many companies are becoming more open to the idea of employees taking a gap year, safe in the knowledge that they can return to their job when they come back. It’s worth having a discussion with your manager to see if this is possible.
2. Quit your job
It’s a slightly more drastic scenario but not one that’s unheard of. If you are stuck in a mundane job and yearning for the adventure of the outside world then why not take the plunge? Many people have quit their job and sold their cars in pursuit of their travel dream. While this approach isn’t for everyone, you’ll probably find that those who have gone ahead and done it have very few regrets and lots of great memories!
3. Find a new job
There are countless jobs out there that involve travelling. If you don’t like the idea of dropping everything to go travelling, why not search for a job which allows you to have the best of both worlds? If you can speak another language then you’ll find it much easier to find work in another country, but there are other forms of employment such as travel blogging, hotel reviewing or airline stewarding which may help you fulfil your dream.
4. Find a travel partner
Finding a friend or relative who shares the same desire to travel can be a great way to kickstart your travel adventure. Not only will the whole thing seem less daunting knowing that you are sharing it with someone you trust, but you can motivate and help each other, especially in the planning stages.
5. Remember that you only live once
It may be a cliché but it’s an important one to remember nonetheless. Don’t put off travelling if it’s something you really want to do. Planning your trip is much easier these days and it’s possible to travel on a budget if you’re worried about funds. So, get out there and do it!
This post was written by Emma: Emma is a 22 year old travel blogger who loves to write and take photographs. She hopes to inspire people to get away and see the world and she shares her own experiences and travel tips on her website www.inspiring-travel.com