Wanna Live The Travel Life? Here’s How to Get Started 300

Wanna Live The Travel Life? Here’s How to Get Started

The travel life is for those who are tired of their conventional lifestyle, living in the comfort zone and being stuck in the 9 to 5. These people often do anything they can to be free from the corporate world and the daily round and set out to live the travel life.

That’s not the only scenario, though. You can also get paid on the road, be a digital nomad, or start an online business just for the sake of traveling the globe. Plenty of travelers have proven that this doesn’t need to be expensive. It’s okay to do it even after you have kids. There are so many millennials who travel the world for a living. The only limitations stopping you from starting the travel life are the ones you set for yourself.

With this post, I want to remind you that a life of freedom, constant travel and new experiences on a weekly basis is more than possible. It’s a decision and some planning and saving away. And while I myself am not born to be on the road all the time, I do appreciate and know a thing or two about the travel life.

If you are tired of your current life and are always admiring those world travelers you read about, then here’s how to get started and do it right:

1. Cut your expenses and save a bit.

While you don’t necessarily need savings to leave your country, even if it’s with a one-way ticket for a distant destination, having something in the bank does provide peace of mind. What’s more, you’ll be prepared for bigger unexpected issues.

Here are some tips on how to save money for a trip or to travel the world.

2. Be okay with uncertainty and discomfort.

Perfectionists rarely survive for a long time when traveling. But it’s also the challenge some of them need to finally let go of the desire to know everything that’s about to happen.

You can do some planning to prepare for your first trip, sure. But anything other than that would be a waste of time. I’m talking about things such as fearing what might happen on the road, worrying about money issues, feeling like giving up on the whole travel life thing, and more. Overthinking leads to more doubts, and they are even likely to make you stay in one place forever.

So let go of the uncertainty, insecurity, and comfort.

3. Embrace the unconventional living.

Something the happiest and most successful people from different fields have is that they don’t do things the way others are doing them. Usually, their life is described as unusual.

You can hear about people quitting their jobs to travel the world, asking their boss to do their job remotely, then selling all their stuff and moving to an exotic country far away. Or CEOs saying no to huge salaries, just to be able to live on savings for a few years and travel the world.

There are also the graduates who take a gap year and do some pretty awesome stuff across the globe. Then share them with the world online through a blog, beautiful travel pics, or great videos, and become known for that.

What can you do? Anything you feel like.

You could get an RV right now and start living in it while taking your most favorite people and heading anywhere away from home. If you can’t afford that but are planning to be making money while traveling, then find RV title loans.

You can give it a few months till you save up a bit and also start monetizing your passion and making your first bucks online. As crazy as it may sound, plenty of travelers admits you can live the travel life on $1000 per month.

4. Make it affordable.

Start ditching bad spending habits right now, and be open to making changes depending on where you go. My advice is to start with cheaper destinations, such as the beautiful countries in South East Asia.

Life there is good, affordable, filled with new things, good food, friendly people, and amazing beaches. There’s so much to see and so many life lessons to learn, that your next travel plan doesn’t need to be made anytime soon.

5. Combine travel and lifestyle.

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Just like when you’re working from home and have an online business you make your lifestyle fit your daily schedule and work, so can you do if you want to live the travel life.

Prioritize. Eliminate the things you do daily that aren’t important enough, and replace them with things that will support your travels and help you start your adventures sooner.

Learn to pack light and get rid of belongings that you don’t really need.

Start prepping your meals yourself and be open to new cuisines. Buy food in bulk as you won’t always be right next to a supermarket.

Be okay with the lack of technology around you. Unplugging has plenty of health benefits and can easily happen daily for some time even if you work online.

Appreciate experiences that cost you nothing. Such as watching the sunset, swimming in the ocean, sunbathing, talking to locals and checking out the free attractions. You can understand a lot about the culture by taking walks or biking and observing, visiting the food markets, heading to nearby villages, seeing how people interact with each other and with foreigners, reading guides about the place and asking questions at the reception or information desks.

6. Take care of yourself.

Make traveling stress-free, for a start. Or you’ll end up hating every flight, the research phase, finding accommodation, trying new things there, etc. It’s about your mindset. Be positive about anything. It works best if you have no expectations and are just pleasantly surprised no matter what the travel life throws at you.

One of the most important things, however, that are crucial to sustaining this lifestyle of freedom and constant traveling, is to take good care of yourself.

Sleep enough, eat well, be active, laugh, don’t be in a rush. Make sure you take measures not to sunburn, eat bad food and upset your stomach, lack the vaccinations necessary for some counties, or forget about something important related to payments or documents and end up stressing over it.

Embrace the travel life.

The travel life is waiting for you, but only if you keep in mind all the items above. It could be the best thing you ever did that can turn into your new norm and daily life. But it can also be a nightmare and something that ruins your workflow, health, relationships, or else.

Prepare, keep an open mind, and choose your first destination. That’s the best way to see if the travel life is for you.

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Hunt Down Your Goals and Become Fearless Like a Lion 15

Hunt Down Your Goals and Become Fearless Like a Lion

To be fearless is to dare yourself to think new thoughts, take risks, fail and find the courage to start again.

In order to change, you must face the uncomfortable, because fear is not supposed to run you. Instead, it is a call to action.

We all have fear and we must never let it paralyze our dreams. If 2017 was an unsuccessful year, hopefully, this article will inspire you to take action.

I know how it feels when you are tired of listening to those inner voices of doubt. Slowly, the anger builds up inside. Despite those feelings, you can channel fear and anger in the right way and start to hunt for your dreams. Throughout my life, I felt a renewed hunger and drive to succeed when I simply let go of denial, accepted full responsibility and took affirmative action.

“Everybody wants to eat but a few are willing to hunt”

In today’s cold reality humans do not like to see anyone other than themselves succeed. Most will never take the next step to improve their life or the lives of their future generations to come. We are pushing towards survival of the fittest.

Tell me, when a lion hunts does it care what is in its way? No. The lion is in pursuit because it is relentless.

You must become the king of the jungle. All the things that make up our lives are in intricate balance and you must fight to protect your dreams.

1. Be fearless like a lion.

A lion has no fear of any challenge, so how do I become fearless?

My simple answer to overcoming fear is that I wake up with the burning desire in my heart. The burning desire is created by repeating positive affirmations like I CAN and I WILL.

Hidden somewhere deep down within you, there is that courage to dare yourself.

Ask yourself who is really stopping you? Go out there and let loose and you will learn what great lengths you are capable of going to.

Your first job before you start hunting is to find the fighter within you.

2. Know your limits and then defy them.

You’ve reached a certain limit but just can’t seem to go that extra mile. Once you become fearless, you become limitless.

A mind that is fearless has the urge to take more action and that is where you become defiant. Try your best to understand what you are doing wrong as sometimes it is easy to give up hope. So focus your attention on studying the obstacle in detail.

As you achieve one goal, you have the mental capacity, maturity and experience to face a new challenge. Therefore, your hunger and appetite for more success increase. Keep pushing no matter what and you will eventually break through.

I know for sure it is difficult at first, but now you’ve successfully defied the odds.

3. Think of a plan, visualize it and execute it.

A lion stalks its prey from a distance and seldom charges as it grows closer and closer displaying deadly predatory behaviour.

Never rush to execute a plan as it takes careful selection. Be clear what you want just as the lion calculates timing. 

Visualization is a vital tool to programme your subconscious mind in order to create that bridge of what is non-existent into reality, which is capturing your goal.

4. Be willing to accept failure.

Failures are what propel anyone forward their current success. We can certainly learn from our failures, but our intentions should be to succeed in accomplishing our goals! Failure is then a learning process, not a reason to accept defeat. You are the king, show no remorse!!!

Motivation from Will Smith is perhaps one of my favorites. Here’s one speech:

5. Have a winning attitude every day.

To keep the cycle of motivation in constant momentum you must work hard too.

The winning attitude is created by approaching your life with discipline and putting in the hours of practice.

I like to perform a reflective practice and personal development, which enables me to identify areas where I am falling down and thus need to pay more attention to.

6. Don’t allow criticism to defeat you.

We are afraid what others think of us, what we have or what we are going to do. It is you that must make that self-promise to finish what you started.

Every once in a while, a lion must remind everyone what he is capable of.

You are the king of the jungle. Own it!

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This article was written by Usman Mahmood. Besides working in the field of science helping patients through genetic testing, his purpose is to empower and inspire people in life with motivational videos, messages, articles, and stories from around the world. He loves to engage creative and ambitious minds on his Facebook page.