Unfortunately, many Americans don’t get enough vacation time. Since there is no mandatory vacation time there are plenty of employers who choose to give barely enough time for people to properly relax.
And, this leads to burnout. Lots of people end up leaving their profession and seeking a new one just based on the vacation time that they are eligible for. Others, though, decide to find a way to detach from the rate race and go travel long term.
If you have been wondering how this is possible, then this article will help you. In it, I will give you some ideas on how you can pull it off for yourself.
1. Prepare ahead
The very first thing to do before you set out on your adventure is to find out what kind of insurance you need. It is likely that you will need some kind of long-term travel insurance.
You need to know which countries that you plan to visit as many have specific types of policies that you should have. There is usually a minimum of coverage that is acceptable. The best travel insurance companies will offer a variety of different types of coverage so you are sure to get what you need.
You should also research the status is of the particular countries you plan to visit on the US State Dept website. Some countries may have travel advisories based on the political or crime situation there. Some places are not friendly towards Americans so you will want to know these things ahead of time.
2. Have a Remote Income
These days it is easier than ever to make sure that you have an income that you can take anywhere in the world. Some people set up residual income by renting out property and having a manager take care of it for them so they can essentially travel indefinitely.
If this isn’t a possibility you can start an online business that will guarantee you an income while you travel. This can be an affiliate marketing website, an eCommerce store, or even a consulting business that works entirely online. The possibilities are endless so all you have to do is find the right fit for your experience and interests. There has never been a better time to start a business online than right now.
3. Take Care of your Health
When you are on the move all the time, you tend to stop taking the best care of yourself. Usually what happens is that your diet ends up being mainly what you can eat on the go so it isn’t very balanced nutritionally.
And, exercise can take a back seat. It’s important to make sure that you are making sure to stay in decent shape as in some of the places you find yourself might not have good healthcare. You don’t want to get sick in a place like that so eat well, get plenty of rest, and frequent exercise.