Conventional wisdom dictates that we need to graduate, find a job, earn some money and then use that money to treat ourselves, be it travel or expensive food. However, conventional wisdom no longer works in a world which is slowly starting to put memories over money. A generation ago, our parents were vilified if they wanted to give up their 9-5 jobs and go travel the world; today, hundreds of youth are doing the same. If you want to do so too, here are some things that will help you achieve it.
Find Mobile Employment
Money isn’t the most important thing in life but you will need something to fund your trip around the world, so the first step is to find a paying job that you can do as you travel. Writers often contribute to travel magazines or blogs, while photographers, artists and other creative types find also find something to do. You’d be surprised by how many jobs can actually be done via a strong internet connection, like data analysis, stock exchange predictions etc. Decide how you’re going to be paid and negotiate hours with your employer.
Get Rid of Daily Expenses
We spend an unbelievable amount of money on day-to-day expenses like electricity bills, water supply bills, taxes and food. The next step is to get rid of all this. If you own a house, rent it out with or without furniture and cart all your personal items away. Find a company that specializes in removalists and storage Melbourne and hand it over to them to store till you get back. It’ll be cheaper than paying bills and taxes on an empty property. As for food, remember that every country has own street food and grocery markets. Find accommodation with attached kitchen so you can cook for yourself and save money.
Find Free Transport and Accommodation
There are plenty of options online (albeit with a bit of risk) where accommodation and transport can come for free. In countries like the US for instance, there is practice of thumbing for a ride. Vehicles that are travelling long distance like interstate removalists Melbourne to Sydney will sometimes pick up a hitchhiker to alleviate the boredom of the drive or to take a break from driving. The same goes for accommodation. If you know people in other countries, call them up and bag their couch if possible.
Get food from outside or pay for a shared meal and as long as you aren’t a financial burden on them, most people don’t mind you crashing for some time.Eventually you will have to come back and start paying taxes, benefits and insurance so you can be taken care of in your old age, so make the most of your youth – travel young, travel wild.