Traveling the world is a dream for most people. It’s crazy to think about all the beauty that’s left to explore on earth. But the real question is, how can you maintain financial stability while still being able to enjoy the benefits of full time traveling? There are various approaches you and your family can take to ensure a quality, enriched travel experience. Here are some of the ways you can make it happen!
Save for the Future
It can be a challenge to put priorities in place, especially with our bad spending habits, or materialistic desires. One of the most important factors of introducing full time traveling is saving up and having money available. There are tons of ways you can gather money. Whether you minimize impulsive purchases, sell some of your personal items, or work extra hours, always keep the future in mind and have your money ready to go.
Sometimes, we know where we want to go and what we want to do. But when it comes to full time traveling, making sure you have a place to stay is a biggie! Work exchange is one of many methods that can offer you that luxury. A work exchange is an opportunity for travelers to stay with a local host and give a few hours of help per day in exchange for free room and board. In the RV world, it can similarly be referred to as work camping. Terms of the exchange and living arrangements vary by host. Travel to foreign areas and experience work exchange to get a feel of the different cultures and environments. Some online networks that offer work exchanges include: Help Exchange, Workaway, and World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.
Travel on a Budget
Whenever we imagine full time traveling, it most likely encompasses expensive and luxurious vacations or extravagant adventures. As overwhelming as it can be to think about how much money traveling can consist of, there are also ways to enjoy all of those benefits while paying less and maintaining a budget. With the right resources, you can have a richer travel experience that costs less. Along with planning ahead comes setting a budget that allows for you to explore more. Cut on living expenses and save up for adventure. Avoid constant flights or transportation fees. The longer you stay in one area, the more money you can save and contribute to getting familiar with a new place, its people, and its culture.
Work While Traveling
Realistically, you should plan on working or having a job that can supply an income in which you are able to afford successful long-term travel. You can explore new places and go on fun adventures all while still making money! There are many job opportunities out there that you can be a part of. Research how to get started on freelance work or apply to a job temporarily at a location near you. You can even have fun and start your own travel blog. Figure out what means most to you and apply it to your job. Working doesn’t always have to be stressful if you really enjoy it. Making money and exploring the world will make full time traveling less of a pain.
Looking to start small? Visit one of our Garber Communities and begin your journey of full time travel. We are a 55+ friendly environment with some family friendly communities as well. Our locations offer available RV reservations and homes for sale. Check out our website for more information. It’s never too late to start your journey!