Are you thinking about taking a travel adventure this year? If so, then it’s important to understand that there are a lot of different routes to take. Not every option will suit everyone. It’s always going to depend on what you want your travel journey to be like, what you want to do and perhaps even who you want to go with.
Are you travelling alone or heading across the ocean with your partner? How much money do you have?
Some options are more suited for a shoestring budget while others are perfect for those with more cash to play around with. So, on this post, we’re going to look at the different travel options, what you need and whether or not they might suit you. By the end of this article, you should know the right type of adventure that you are going to love. Let’s get started.
Heading Into The Wilderness
One of the best and brightest options
You may decide to take a camping holiday if you are tired of urban life and if the stress of being in the city is starting to drag you down. If this sounds all too familiar, it could be time to head into the forests. Alternatively, you can also think about going camping if you are want to get back in touch with nature and explore the outdoors. Perhaps you can cook your own food, go fishing or swim in rivers.
All these options can be relaxing and somewhat therapeutic and are well worth exploring. If you do this, make sure that you do take the right gear. While it’s a romantic notion to go camping with nothing in your backpack it’s not a smart move. You do want it to be somewhat comfortable so get a camping coolbox, a good sleeping bag, a tent and a basic survival kit.
If you are planning on travelling, then you have two options. You can either head out with a full plan or do it all on a whim. Again, there’s something romantic about the idea of simply hopping on a plane after you have arrived at the airport and heading off to a brand new destination.
Unfortunately, this isn’t quite as realistic these days as it used to be but it’s not impossible. Similarly, you could take a road trip with no destination in mind, no direction and no path you want to take. It’s not impossible but you must have the right mindset. You need to be prepared for things not going your way.
For instance, you might find that you reach a destination and the hotel isn’t as you expected or there might even be nowhere to stay. Can you handle camping out in your car or under the stars? You might need to if you don’t put a plan in place. It’s all about taking the good with the bad on a trip like this and ensuring that you are ready for anything and willing to embrace it.
Be aware that no plan travel adventures can go too far. For instance, you could lose track of your visa and overstay in a country. While some people do get away with this by explaining it correctly, it’s quite possible that the repercussions can be far worse. So, don’t get too carefree when you’re travelling.
A Complete Schedule
Alternatively, you can plan everything you want and this is going to be a great option if you don’t like unexpected issues that need to be deal with. It’s ideal if you have a set list of things that you are keen to do or accomplish on your travel journey. This could be anything from skydiving to attending a local wedding. It will all depend on your unique interests and objectives. It’s also a smart move if you’re working with a highly limited budget. That way you can make sure that you plan a trip where the money doesn’t eventually run out completely. Yes, this can certainly happen if you’re not careful.
While planning your full adventure does provide you with something of a safety net, things can still go wrong in interesting ways. As such, you should also have a backup plan in place as well. By doing this, you can make sure that you will always have a new route to take.
Work And Travel
You might want to travel without work and if that’s the case, then it’s time to save and save some more. You’ll need at least a few thousand to get started and take a travel trip where you’re not scrounging for scraps. If you don’t want to wait to save, a better option would be to travel while you work. There are a few ways to do this.
There are structured options that are run by companies that could be beneficial to you because they sort out everything. Alternatively, you might also want to think about taking on seasonal work. From ski resorts to hotels, there are always businesses looking for part-time staff for busy seasons. In most cases, you won’t be able to get a decent job so be prepared for some good old fashioned manual labour. However, these roles will typically pay the bills if you’re willing to travel on a fairly limited budget. Again, it’s important to make sure that you do get the right visas in place.
Or finally, you could just think about visiting a city. Urban exploration has become very popular, probably due to travel Youtube channels dedicated to the idea. You’ll be surprised how many secrets a city can hold and it’s a great option if you don’t like the idea of essentially roughing it. We’re not saying you’ll be staying in five-star hotels. There are hostels instead and these are brilliant for meeting new people, forming connections and just generally having fun with other people on your vacation.