One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is traveling. Traveling is a great activity and really broadens one’s mind. It is also good for relaxation and inspiration. However, it is not such an easy task to travel more, especially if you have to work and cannot afford to have too many days off it, or if you need a lot of money to travel.
Well, this is true, but there is a saying which a lot of people know – if you want something, you will achieve it. And to help you achieve your traveling goals, we have prepared for you a list of tips which will help you travel more and at the same time be able to work and keep the rest of your life going.
#1 Travel during the weekends
Taking time off work can be difficult sometimes, but this does not mean that one needs to spend time off work in order to travel. The weekends are a perfect time of the week to do so. One could even have a long weekend and leave on Friday and get back on Sunday night. This way there will be two special days spend somewhere else.
And since the time is not so long after all, one could visit some nearby places, in their own country, or in a neighboring one. Which also leads to the next tip in our list.
#2 Travel around the country more
There are a lot of traveling opportunities for people who really want to travel more. And this does not mean that one needs to leave the country in order to travel. You can start by visiting more and more places in your own country.
Just think about the places you have not visited so far and which are actually quite near the place that you live. Maybe it is time to focus on the nearby ones first and only when you have the opportunity and money to visit foreign countries.
The next way you can travel more if you want to save money and be adventurous is hitch-hiking. Of course, this way of traveling is not one that every person would be willing to try.
But still hitch-hiking can save a person a lot of money from tickets and can even help them find new friends. I would recommend to travel with some guy friend if you want to try hitch-hiking, just to be on the safe side, but of course, it is still up to you to decide this.
#4 Take advantage of the cheap flights
The next thing you could do if you do not have that much money to spend on traveling is to take advantage on some cheap flights. There are return tickets which cost 20 dollars, or maybe less depending on the destination and the time of the year. So, if you plan your trip well and look for cheap flights, your vacation in the end would not harm your budget.
#5 Plan well
As we mentioned in the previous tip, planning a vacation is very important if you want it to be a successful one. Of course, there could be some unexpected, last-minute journeys a person can take, but in general it is better to plan journeys well so there are not any unpleasant surprises.
You first need to decide what amount of money you can spend on the journey. Then you can look for affordable destinations, cheap flights, and places to stay at. Planning is the most essential part of the whole journey because it can make it or break it.
#6 Stay with friends
The next thing which you can do if you want to travel more is to renew contact with all the people who you have lost touch with, especially the ones who live in another country, or city. You can visit them and this would be a great reason to go traveling.
Apart from that you will also save some money from hotels if you stay at their place, and you will also get back in touch with these people. The same way you can invite some of these people at your place and return the favor.
#7 Volunteer or start a job abroad
The next way you can begin traveling more is by making this a part of your life. For example, you could move countries in order to travel more and to earn money at the same time, so you can start a job abroad. This way you will get the chance to see the country and to support yourself.
Another thing you can do is to start volunteering. There are a lot of opportunities for people to be really helpful towards the environment and the rest of the society. You can find a cause which you will support and you can go abroad to actually do something about it. This is one of the best reasons to travel as well.