Many people dream of traveling the world discovering new cultures, foods, and lifestyles, but end up putting it off until retirement. If you are tired of waiting to take the trips that you have always dreamed of or simply don’t want to wait until you are too old to truly enjoy the trips, here are five ways to make long term travel your way of life.
Become a Travel Writer
One way to see the world and make money doing it is to write about your travels and experiences. There are thousands of publications, large, small, online, and magazines that are constantly looking for informative and insightful content to publish. Travel writing is a field that does not need to have a Masters or PHD in writing. All you have to have are basic writing skills and the desire to tell people about your travels. There are even Companies out there who will pay for your trip in return for a well thought out and honest article that incorporates the events or activities they are promoting into it. This type of arrangement equals out to FREE travel.
Paying for travel isn’t the only obstacle to long term travel; for those who still want to maintain a home base there are still those pesky bills to worry about. One way to overcome this obstacle is to find a telecommute position that does not require you to be strapped to a desk eight hours a day. This allows you to work from the road as you travel to all of those exotic locations you have always dreamed of. Some things to consider when establishing your telecommute career are make sure you have a reliable WiFi service so that you can be reached or attend conference calls. Also, look into direct deposit and online bill pay so that you can still manage your household from where ever you are.
Although it may seem a bit unusual, online gaming can be a source of income from anywhere in the world if you are not afraid to gamble and have the skills to win. There are many online gaming sights available offering an assortment of games to keep you entertained and bringing in the funds. Living the life of a traveling gambler is a profession that goes back hundreds of years and a dream for many. Online gaming simply makes it easier to work while you play.
Free Travel offers
Many resort destinations who want to sell time shares offer free weekends or travel deals as long as you agree to attend one of their sales presentations. These are a great way to travel while having your lodging and sometimes airfare covered; and all it costs you is a few hours of your time to hear what they have to say.
Accrue Travel Miles
Credit cards are a way of life anymore and not likely to go way anytime soon. So, why not make them work for you? Many credit cards offer cash rewards or point accruals programs that can be used for travel. Only use these credit cards when you are making a credit card purchase and see how fast the miles accrue. Think about it, if you use these credit cards when booking your next trip you are earning points towards the following trip. Granted the credit card bill still needs to be paid in the long run, but you will be extending the amount of travel you can take by using these reward programs to their fullest potential in the process.
Extended travel is a lifelong goal for many and can be achieved at a much earlier stage of life than originally anticipated if you implement a little creativity, ingenuity, and knowhow into your travel game plan.