How to Plan an Epic Travel Adventure
Where are you headed to next? If you’re an avid traveler, you probably get asked that question a lot. But what if you’ve just decided that traveling the world is more you cup of than sitting in an office all day? Don’t worry. Plenty of people feel exactly the same, and that’s why you can find entire communities of digital nomads all of the world. So, if your goal is to join them, one of the first steps is deciding where to go and how to get there. In this guide, we go over everything you need to know about planning your adventure.
Create Your Travel Wish List
You may already use a travel journal while you are on vacation but planning the perfect trip should also start with some brainstorming and note taking. With so many exciting places to visit, you might not know where to begin. Sit down and think about what you’re looking for in terms of travel destinations. Do you want do visit somewhere exciting where you can go bungee jumping, or do want to find a tranquil place where you can sip cocktails on the beach? Keep in mind that this is your want list, so it doesn’t have to be set in stone. These are just places you have on your radar, so feel free to add or subtract them from your list.
Think About Your Needs
Aside from your wants, also you need think about your needs. if you plan on working remotely, you would need to have a stable internet connection regardless of location. If you’re taking family with you, you might need kid-friendly solutions, like daycare or easy access to pediatricians.
Financing Your Trips
Paying for your travels probably be at the top of your to-do list. However, you’d be surprised how many people throw caution to the wind and set on to see the world. As spontaneous as this might be, it’s usually doesn’t work out well. Why? Because you need to know that you have enough money stashed away just in case you need. Even if you’re working as a digital nomad, emergencies can come up. A good rule of thumb is to save at least three to six months of total monthly expenses prior to leaving, even better if you can save more. If you have some cash tucked away and are eager to get going, you could also consider taking out a personal loan. Depending on your credit, you can be approved for a higher amount at a low interest rate. You can then use to fund your trip or simply keep it as a cushion and build your credit while paying it back.
Research Your Destinations
So, you’ve picked your destinations, have the cash and are ready to go, but you also need to do a little research prior to catching a flight. Look at any possible travel and vaccine restrictions, the best and worst areas to visit, and whether you need a visa to remain longer than 90 days. You should inquire whether you need specific inoculations prior to entering the country. Certain places like in Malaysia or Asia, do require a series of vaccinations prior to being allowed to enter. Since they have to be administered at specific intervals, you need to do your detective work in advance.