Some people save money all their lives to go and see the world when they’re retired. That’s a good option, but there’s an even better one: why waiting for your retirement when you can travel the world even now?
It may seem impossible for some people; however, it’s not like that at all. There is a possibility to combine work with travelling, no matter what kind of work it is: a full-time office job or a freelance.
If you want to travel more, but want to continue working at the same time, here are some useful tips for you:
Plan your vacations and use your vacation time
Yes, this is a very simple tip. However, it is still important: though we all have paid vacation days, not all of us use them every year (or, at least, not all of us use all such days). That’s a pity as these days are your biggest opportunity to travel.
Planning is very important too, especially if you usually don’t have enough money to travel somewhere. Sometimes planning your vacation can help you: if you know that you’re going somewhere next summer and know how much money you will need, you will be able to save them. Sometimes people don’t go somewhere not because they really cannot afford it, but because they started saving money only a month or two before their vacation.
Use the most of holidays and weekends
Holidays are a perfect opportunity to go somewhere. Moreover, one is able to extend a weekend or a holiday by taking a few more days off: this will allow you to travel somewhere even if your vacation is still pretty far away. However, you should remember that many people travel during weekend and holidays: therefore, buy tickets and book hotels as early as possible if you don’t want to spend your long-awaited weekend at home.
Try remote work
This doesn’t mean you have to leave the office for freelance and working from home. However, if you work there for a long time and your job doesn’t require your everyday presence at the office, you can talk with your boss about switching to remote work. If you are a valuable employee, your boss can agree.
Try looking for a freelance job
Freelance is not for all, of course. Some people feel insecure while working with many different clients. For some, it can be hard to build a client base too. But if you have a job that allows you to work remotely (for example, you are a writer, a designer, a programmer, etc.) and aren’t afraid to try freelance, you should definitely do it. Freelance is a perfect opportunity to earn money while travelling. Moreover, you can even try living in another country while working as a freelancer (for example, some people go to Bali or to Thailand for all winter and return to their homeland in spring).
Use every opportunity to travel
A business trip allows you not only to work, but also to see the world. If a boss wants to give you a bonus, don’t ask him to give you money: ask for a small vacation instead. And, of course, keep searching for the ways to travel more: maybe try learning some new skills that will allow you to change job or to save more money on traveling.
Remember: travelling allows us to learn new things, to meet new people, and to create long-lasting memories. If you want to be the person that has a lot of stories and memories of different journeys at the end of their life, start travelling now! You won’t regret it, I promise.