How to Travel for an Extended Period and Not Miss a Beat

One of the biggest buzzworthy terms around right now is becoming a digital nomad. If you are someone who is on a permanent, or for the foreseeable future, work home plan, this can be your opportunity to travel for extended periods of time simultaneously.

Since likely all you need is your laptop and an internet connection, being a digital nomad can be completely personalized around the places you want to see, and what extended travelling will look like for you.

Prepare Your Finances

How to Travel for an Extended Period and Not Miss a Beat

You will need to make sure that your financial situation can handle being away from home for a long period of time. Depending on your current living situation, you will likely still have to pay your rent or mortgage while you are gone, and also paying for accommodations in your travels, these costs can add up. You can fund your next vacation through your savings or consider taking out a personal loan to help with some, or all of the costs.

By taking out a personal loan from a private lender you have some flexibility over not only the loan amount but some of the repayment terms. These lenders are in competition with one another for your business so shop around and find the one that best serves your needs and financial capabilities. Using a loan to fund a trip is often a smarter route than say using a credit card because interest rates on credit cards are notoriously high and their repayment terms are rarely flexible.

Bring Your Four-Legged Friend

How to Travel for an Extended Period and Not Miss a Beat

If you are an animal lover and have a dog who is considered an essential part of your every day, you should think about how to bring him/her along with you since you plan to be gone for a while. Boarding an animal or sending them off to be looked after by family and friends can get expensive, and lonely for you, and for the pet. It will take some extra planning but you can care for your animal, feed your dog while travelling, and maintain the status quo from the road, it is hardly impossible.

Communicate Constantly

How to Travel for an Extended Period and Not Miss a Beat

If you are a solo traveler, you might find yourself yearning for drinks with friends, or meals with your family, that are part of your daily life when you are at home. Combat this by staying in constant communication with your loved ones during your trip. You can also use your electronics to fill this void. Setting up a Zoom with a familiar face can give you the comforts of home, while you are seeing the world.

Social media is another great way to stay connected. You can use these platforms to share your travels with friends and family and have them interact with your posts, so it feels like they are experiencing them with you. If you intend to visit multiple destinations on your extended trip, think about incorporating visits with family or friends along the way. Seeing a new place is awesome, and likely a large part of your intention for the trip in the first place but knowing that you are going to see someone you know in one of the places that you pick can help bridge the gap between the joy of vacationing and any homesickness that you experience.

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