What strategies have you adopted to allow you to travel?

IMG_6851What is your travel strategy  that enables you to travel instead of ‘work’?

When does giving up your existing life to travel become possible?  I do know of people that have done this…. they tend to be couples, often more mature and usually with something to sell e.g. a house. Others rent out their home to provide a monthly travel income. For this to work for couples it has to be a shared aim. You have to comfortable about leaving the known to step into the unknown, you have to feel comfortable about leaving your family and friends but then with Skype and FaceTime the traveller is not so far away.

People go about these  changes in different ways….. they might sell all their possessions and carefully eke their money out to go travelling.   No doubt at some point they have to return to the ‘real world’ and probably where they call home in order to work again….but how easy is it to give up a career and then get back into it? Some people do a little work as they travel to make their savings go further. Some couples ‘work’ by house and pet sitting and let the destinations choose themselves.

IMG_9190Others rent out their homes and use this money to pay for accommodation. ….but again a fixed term probably has to be agreed…..and how will you feel when returning home if it isn’t in the same state of repair as when left? Is it easy to manage a rented home from overseas or could this be managed locally by a friend or family member.

I do admire people whether solo or couple travellers who choose to leave the rat race and follow their dream but equally I wonder how do they settle after following that dream and returning home? Does home become somewhere else .e.g. wherever they lay their hat or maybe somewhere where they find themselves staying and making new roots and friends.

I’m interested in hearing travel strategies, of where they have followed their dream and now returned home the better for it, still following that dream or even perhaps those where the dream turned into a nightmare.

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