Living Your Life Like a Vacation

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A painting by Jean-Marie Oscar Gue in the Maritime Museum in Bordeaux.
A painting by Jean-Marie Oscar Gue in the Maritime Museum in Bordeaux.

Setting Up Your Life For A Extended Vacation

By Oscar Davis

Deciding to go on an extended vacation can be both exciting and scary. But with a little bit of planning, you can make sure that your trip is nothing but smooth sailing from start to finish. One of the essential things before setting off on a lengthy voyage is to figure out how to transport all of your belongings.

Another is how you’re going to fund your adventure. Below, we will discuss a few shipping options to consider, as well as some income options to try. Whether planning to take a road trip or sail worldwide, following these tips and tricks will set you up for success in your adventures.

Digital Nomads

When we consider the idea of the nomad, it has held a historical connotation of someone traveling for work or resources. In modern society, most workplaces offer work-from-home options and can accommodate extensive travel.

Today’s digital nomads prioritize their experiences over their material gains, so working on the go makes sense when they can traverse the expanses of the globe for much less than living in some popular cities. 

Road Trip

If you’re planning on driving to your destination, then you have a few options for transporting your belongings. One of the significant benefits of driving your car is that you’re nearly guaranteed a stable form of transportation once you arrive. You can either pack everything into your car or rent a trailer or storage unit and tow it behind your vehicle.

If you’re concerned about your car being too heavily loaded, renting a storage unit is probably the best option. Just be sure to reserve it ahead of time to have a guaranteed spot when you need it. If you maintain payments or prepay for the time you plan to be gone, you’ll come home to everything safe and sound.

Remember, an extended vacation doesn’t mean forever. You could come home in a month or three and need to refurbish your home base, so don’t go hog-wild and sell or donate everything to lighten the load.

Flying

If you’re flying to your destination, you’ll need to figure out what to do with all of your belongings. You could ship them ahead, but that can be expensive and time-consuming. Alternatively, you could try packing everything into carry-on luggage, but that might not be possible if you have a lot of stuff.

The best option for flying is probably to ship your belongings via freight service or store them until your return. That way, they’ll be waiting for you when you arrive at your destination or return home.

If you’re likely to need your car during your extended vacation, you can look into auto shipping services to move your vehicle. You can have your ride shipped to your destination ahead of time, and it can be held at the company’s property or delivered to your new temporary residence on the day you plan to arrive. When you do this, you ensure you’ll have reliable transport for all of your adventures.

Sailing

If you’re taking a boat trip, you also have a few different shipping options. You could pack everything onto the boat, but that might not be practical if you’re limited in space. Another option is to rent a storage unit to hold your things while you’re away. That way, you’ll have easy access to your stuff while enjoying the open waters.

If you’re on the open water for an extended period, there is little likelihood that you’ll need to transport your car to your destination. However, you will want to consider transportation options when you land.

Train

Traveling by train is a great way to see the countryside and get from one place to another. But what do you do if you want to take your belongings with you? Here are a few options to consider. If you have a lot of stuff, the best option is to ship it ahead of time. This can be expensive, but it’s the most reliable way to ensure your belongings arrive safely at your destination.

Another option is to pack everything into carry-on luggage. This might not be possible if you have a lot of stuff, but it’s worth trying if you can fit everything in. If you’re limited in space, the best option is probably to rent a storage unit until you return home. This way, you’ll have easy access to all of your things while enjoying your trip.

Carefully plan how you’ll get around to different attractions at your destination before you leave. If you’re likely to need a car, you can ship yours ahead of time or consider renting a car when you arrive.

Croatia Summer Lake Edited Without Primary PeopleThe Importance of Travel and Making a Living on the Go

Travel is one of the most important things we can do in our lives. It allows us to experience new cultures, meet new people, and see the world from a different perspective.

Traveling also helps us learn about ourselves and how we fit into the larger world around us. Travel is more important than ever in a society where it is so easy to become isolated.

That’s right – you don’t have to put your life on hold to travel the world. There are plenty of ways to make money while you’re on the go.

Here are a few ideas to get you started living away from home (and some of these don’t require your car or many belongings):

Teach English

English is one of the most common languages spoken worldwide, so teaching English is a great way to make money while traveling. Many online platforms connect teachers with students, and many countries welcome native English speakers as teachers.

Teaching English as a Volunteer in Thailand
Teaching English as a Volunteer in Thailand.

Write

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Famous Instagrammer Jack Morris.

If you’re a writer, there are plenty of opportunities to write articles or books from anywhere in the world. The internet has made it easier for writers to find work, and new projects are constantly popping up.

Freelance

If you have a skill that you can offer freelance services for, such as graphic design, programming, or writing, plenty of websites can help you find clients. Don’t be afraid to reach out to people directly either – word-of-mouth is still one of the best ways to find work.

Start a Blog

 

If you’re passionate about travel, starting a blog is a great way to share your experiences with others and make money while at it. There are plenty of ways to monetize a blog, and with enough hard work and dedication, it can be a very profitable venture.

Whether you’re traveling solo or with a group, there are plenty of ways to make your life on the go. So why wait? Start planning your extended vacation today and prepare for an adventure like no other!

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Oscar Davis is a freelance writer living once in a while in Leeds, UK. 

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