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When you’re planning to travel long-term there is a lot you have to think about. On this page, we collect everything we’ve learned. We’ll cover everything from where to go to what to bring and what to take care of. If you have any additions, please let us know.
Where to go
This is one of the most fun things when planning your world trip. It’s where everything is possible and you get inspired by other people’s stories and the possibilities of your own journey.
You’ll find that it’s impossible to plan a full itinerary for a long trip, but at least you’ll have a guideline that will help you make decisions when you’re on the road. Make a global plan and be flexible to add or drop stops as you see fit.
The most important thing to remember is that this is your trip. Don’t get sucked into how other people travel or all they say you have to see or do. Listen, take into consideration, but make your own choices.
What to bring
What to bring on your trip if you’re traveling for a long time can be quite a headscratcher. There is only so much you’re able to fit into a backpack and still carry it.
We aim for lightweight items wherever possible and things that don’t take up a lot of space. We’ve learned that it’s easier to bring clothes that you can layer than bring something for each type of weather.
Some of the things you need to think of when traveling long-term: one large backpack for all your stuff and a smaller one as a carry-on. Two pairs of shoes, we opted for hiking shoes and sandals.
Clothes that are versatile and lightweight. Toiletries that are easy to carry around and don’t spill. Stuff to do laundry. Don’t forget about your electronics either. We’re bringing laptops, tablets & e-readers.
Sell or rent your home
This is a big one to think about. There is a lot to take into consideration. First of all, you have to do some research if you want to keep your home. Whether you’re renting or you’re a homeowner, you need to know if you’re able to sublet or rent your home.
If this is a possibility, make sure to draw up good contracts for your renters or subletter that allow them to stay for a limited time only. You can always renew the contract if this is needed. But you don’t want your renters or subletter to end up with more rights to your place than you!
Not interested in all the additional stress of keeping your home? There’s always the option of selling your home or terminating your lease. This means you have to find a place for all your furniture and personal belongings.
You could find storage space or try to sell as much as possible. This is extra cash for your trip. Just remember that you have to start from scratch if you’re done traveling. So be mindful about what to sell and what to keep. We sold to much and were looking for the most stupid things upon return.
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Work & Travel
If you want to travel for a long time you need to think about your budget. It might be smart to look for options to work while you travel to continue your travel lifestyle for a long period of time.
During our first world trip, we didn’t work. Or technically we did, but it was mainly building our own website, writing travel blogs, and updating social media.
Now we’re using different methods to continue our travel lifestyle. We combine housesitting, volunteer projects, freelancing, and building our travel website to earn money or not spend money on accommodation.
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How to get around
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Looking for different transport options is always a good idea for your budget. The easiest way to get somewhere might not always be the cheapest.
Many countries have a decent public transport system consisting of buses, trains, or subways. But they might not always bring you door to door. That’s where you use a taxi, Grab, Uber, or Lyft.
There are a lot of helpful websites to show you the transport options and the price difference between them. Do your research and you’ll save money on getting around while traveling.
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