How to Live and Work Anywhere

Posted: 07.16.2019

Travelling is one of the most rewarding parts of life. Having the freedom to explore the world and connect with people from other cultures, as well as getting in touch with nature, can be a huge boost to your happiness and overall life satisfaction. Even if you travel the world and dislike every moment of it, you gain an appreciation for what you have at home. However, finding the time and money to travel is a difficult task. It is scary making the leap from worker to wanderer. Here are some ways you can make life on the road easier, as well as a few tips for earning money along the way.
 
Minimize Your Possessions
 
This might seem obvious and simplistic, but travelling is so much easier when you aren’t burdened by an excess of luggage. On vacation, it’s forgivable to over-pack and bring more outfits or books than necessary, but making travel a lifestyle means you’ll have to consider stripping down to basics. Of course, this doesn’t mean you can’t rent some storage space back home or ask a family member to look after your more cumbersome possessions. But, if you want to make the most of seeing the world and make a living, here’s a brief checklist of what you might need:
  • Toiletries – keeping good hygiene is always important, especially for nomadic professionals
  • Clothes – pack comfortable, weather-appropriate items for the destination as well as formalwear if you plan on doing business or attending interviews abroad
  • Electronics – a tablet or laptop is practically essential for someone who wants to work remotely, as well as chargers, back-up batteries and protective cases
  • Emergency money
  • Long-life snacks
Avoid imagining too many unlikely scenarios that tempt you into packing more than you need. Overloading yourself with bags will increase the likelihood of your possessions getting lost or stolen.
 
Learn Online
 
Depending on how long you plan on travelling for, you could make the most of your time waiting for planes or buses by studying. By the time you get back home, you could have a whole new qualification. Instead of bringing along a case full of textbooks, use helpful online resources to teach yourself. Click here to find out more about studying online. As long as you have access to the internet, you can study almost anywhere.
 
Earn Online
 
Not only can you study online, you can also make money. There are so many ways the internet can be used to find employment, but here is just a short list to give you some initial ideas:
  • Become a virtual assistant
  • Sell wares through online marketplaces
  • Write, design or edit as a freelancer
  • Complete surveys and reviews
Depending on your available resources, you can also make deliveries, walk dogs and look after people’s homes while they’re away. This latter job is a great way of finding somewhere to stay rent free while travelling.
 
Understand Your Priorities
 
Make a list of your top priorities in life. Then make a more specific list about what you want out of travelling. By knowing what you want, it will be easier to strip away unnecessary extras andd explore the world.
 

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