How To See More Of the World While You Can

If there’s one thing that the bulk of people wish they could do more of, it’s travel. It’s a big old world out there, and we only have a certain amount of time in which to see it. Unless we’re rich and have all the time in the world, then that means that we need to find inventive ways to explore all the corners of the globe while we have the energy to do so. It sounds difficult, but it’s not; if you have the right attitude, anything as possible. So make travelling a priority. Below, we take a look at some actions that’ll have you travelling and seeing the world more. You can thank us later!

What’s Within an Hour’s Drive?

When we think of travelling, we usually have ideas of boarding a plane, landing in a far-flung country, and then trying to figure out how to get around and interact with the locals. In fact, that’s just one version of travelling. They are many other options out there! And in fact, the easiest version is in your backyard. There are many people out there who have a better understanding of other corners of the world than they do their own country! So take a look: what’s within an hour’s drive? You might just find that there’s a historical monument, scene of natural beauty, or fun adventure to be had…and all you need to experience it is take a leisurely drive.

Visiting Friends and Family

There are good points and bad points to globalisation, but one big plus is that many of us now have close friends and family members living in different corners of the globe. So the next time you’re planning on going away, why not take a trip to visit them? It’s nice to see your loved ones, of course, but the other plus point is that you’ll be able to see the destination through the eyes of a local. How many times have we landed somewhere new, and headed straight to the tourist hotspot because we didn’t know where else to turn? With the family as your guide, you’ll be able to see the “real” version of the place.

Job Relocation

But who says that you need to just visit friends and family members who have headed for pastures new? The increasingly smaller world means there are job opportunities all over the place. Might you be able to land a job for yourself? It can be a big thing to move to another country and set up a new life, but it’s a decision that rarely disappoints. If the pressure of moving gets too much for you, always keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be forever: your home will still be there, even if you leave for five years!

Work/Travel Adventures

Alternatively, if you’re young and just want to explore the world, but also make money, you can look at taking part in a work/travel adventure. There are a lot of countries that offer temporary visas to young people. You could go to the United States, UK, Australia, Canada, and more. You’ll be able to spend between four months and a year living and working. And since you’re only there for a set period of time, you’ll find that you throw yourself into the life as much as possible.

Setting Up a Base

That option tends to dry up once you read your mid-twenties, due to restrictions. But that doesn’t mean that your only option is to move elsewhere permanently or limit yourself to just taking short trips. There is another option, which is to set up a base overseas. In doing so, you’ll be able to explore that area again and again, as well as explore the surrounding region. Find apartments for rent in Singapore, for example, and you’ll be able to explore that country and also all the neighbouring countries, which are just one short, inexpensive flight away. You’ll also be more inclined to travel if you know you have a place that feels like home waiting for you once you land.

Long Weekends

If time is an issue, then you’ll want to make the most of any long weekends you have. If you’re off work on either Friday or Monday – or even better, both – then you have enough time to take a short flight or drive. It doesn’t sound like much time, but give it a try, you’ll be surprised how much you can fit into 72 hours.

Going ‘Anywhere’

If money is an issue, then you might have to adjust your expectations of what’s possible. You’ll find it difficult to travel to New York, for example, if you’re watching the bank account like a hawk. But that doesn’t mean that you have to forever stay at home. Go somewhere else! A good way to find affordable destinations is to use Skyscanner’s ‘Anywhere’ feature. You simply put in your nearest airport, select a date, and then put ‘anywhere’ as the destination. It’ll show you all the flights that are available. The cheapest option might be a place you’ve never even considered before, but why not go?

Small Savings, Big Changes

Though of course, while that’ll get rid of your travel itch, it won’t help you tick destinations off your bucket list. For that to happen, you’ll need to have two things: patience, and self-control. It’s always possible to save money, but you might have to cut some things out of your life. Prepare your own lunch rather than buying it, for example, and you could save enough money to travel when you multiply the daily rate by a year.

Final Thoughts

If travelling is your dream, then don’t wait for the perfect circumstances to present themselves. You’ll be waiting forever! Instead, make things happen. We live in an age where it’s easier than ever before to get out of our comfort zone and explore. If one of the above options doesn’t work for you, then another will!

Thanks so much for reading, hope to see you again :)

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