Is full-time travel right for you?

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Travelling can be an amazing experience. But, you know what’s even better? Travelling full-time in your own home. Yes, it can be done.

Full-time travel has become popularized more recently with the high adoption rates of working remotely. Gone are the days that required every person to be present to perform their job. Now, with technology, working remotely and from home -wherever that may be- has become much easier. If you scroll Instagram, you can see thousands of pictures of people that seem to always be in beautiful countrysides or on perfect white sand beaches. So, how do those people always seem to be on holiday? Well, truth is, they’re not.

Yes, many of them travel all the time, but that does not mean they’re on vacation. It simply means they take their work with them wherever they go. They might work regular workday hours, and all those pictures you see are after they clock out, or they might pull consistent all-nighters so they can experience the daylight hours as well.

Sound intriguing? Where do you even begin to start a journey like that?

First, make sure it’s something you actually want to do. Travelling full time sounds fun, but it’s not always glamorous. You need to be a flexible person, who, frankly, is okay with being a problem-solver. It doesn’t mean the benefits don’t outweigh the cons, but it’s not always sandy beaches. There are flat tires, cancelled flights, bad weather. It’s still life, it’s just a different outside-the-box life. If you know when your deepest heart of hearts that you are not a flexible person and don’t usually stressed or anxious this is likely not the best option for you. If you’re a real go-getter and okay with stress, read on!

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The next step is you need to make sure that you can budget this type of lifestyle. That might mean saving up for 6 to 12 months so that you have enough savings in the bank to make sure if there was an unexpected expense you have the funds to deal with it, or it might mean selling the current house that you live in.  There are other budget things that you need to consider such as fuel, internet to ensure that you can work remotely, and things like camping fees.

Now you need an actual home-on-wheels to drive around in. While you can go the route of travelling via train, plane, or automobile the benefit of a home-on-wheels is that you have everything, wherever you may be.  This makes taking work or Skype calls a lot easier. You also get to travel with your pets more easily if you have them. There are a plethora of options if you want to buy a motorhome or other recreational vehicle, One place to start is looking at these Burstner Motorhomes for sale.

Travelling full-time is not for the light-of-heart but it can offer a sense of self-fulfilment that you would not otherwise find. It’s also a great way to see places you wouldn’t normally visit, and offer a different perspective to your lifestyle while you continue to work remotely.

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