Lots of people these days are traveling full time, in big part thanks to the Internet which allows so many to work from anywhere in the world. According to a recent report by Wand’rly magazine, the majority,17%, are bloggers and writers, while 12% are software engineers, developers and web designers, jobs that are especially conducive to a digital, nomadic lifestyle. Traveling nurses, social media managers and crafters are just a few of the other roles full-time travelers might have.
No matter what you’re personal situation, you might want to consider contacting a realtor you might happen to live to put your home on the market, get out on the road and travel full time.
Seeing the World and Experiencing New Cultures
With just a week or two of vacation time each year, there are only a limited number of destinations that can be experienced – and such a short period of time doesn’t allow one to get an authentic look at the culture or get to know the people. The world is filled with countless different cultures, and those that travel full-time have the opportunity to gain a significant amount of knowledge while opening their minds and gaining a new perspective – all of which can go along way in furthering your career, now or in the future, not to mention significantly enhancing your personal life.
Full-time travel goes a long way in boosting confidence simply by dealing with new situations, learning how to navigate daily life in a different way than what you’re used to. There will be some inevitable bumps along the way, but each one, once resolved, serves to build confidence even further.
Learning New Languages
With more time in a new country, you’ll have a better chance to learn the language, or at least at minimum, learn basic phrases like “How are you,” “please,” “thank you” and so on in various languages when visiting multiple nations. Stay long enough in one place, or at least one country, and you might even become fluent, truly blending in with the locals, an invaluable life experience.
Make Friends from Around the World
During your travels you’re bound to meet lots of like-minded people, including others who’ve decided to leave jobs to chase their dreams. You’ll not only be able to gain lots of insight and advice while sharing your experiences, you’ll most likely meet and make at least a few friends from different places from across the globe. Getting to know the locals means even more opportunities for friendships, along with plenty of insider tips and perhaps even a place to crash for a while, saving a significant amount of money in the process.
Conquer Your Fears
One of the best ways to conquer your fears, and we all have them, is to challenge yourself to tackle them on head on. For many people, change and unfamiliarity causes anxiety, but traveling full-time is a great way to push yourself outside your comfort zone in order to overcome what you fear the most. With so many new experiences, you’ll naturally learn coping strategies – something that can truly change your life.