Choosing a lifestyle focused towards travel is a choice that you can make.
Here is an idea of my personal Travel Philosophy and why I choose to travel on a backpackers budget.
We all have passions and hobbies and it’s important to have our own unique interests and that’s what makes us who we are.
I choose travel and all of my income and finances go towards funding this lifestyle choice.
Just like someone who has an interest in following a Football club or baking cupcakes my passion I support is travel.
This drive and determination to travel more and to see the world as my number one priority helps me to make it happen.
What’s the difference between taking one year out of your life after college or university to not taking that gap year out at all?
Think about it; you will end up working in the same job till you retire at the age of 65 rather than 66.
When you’re 66 do you think you will be annoyed that you spent an extra year of your youth travelling around the world?
Do you think you will be gutted that whilst everyone around you is retiring, you will have to work an extra year that you took to travel in your youth?
It most probably will be the one year of your life you will mostly remember.
You will return to normal life full of enthusiasm and ready to go, full of life and wanting more.
You will pick up a lot of real life experiences on your year of travel, which is great for your personal development.
One formula that outlines why we don’t travel full time is based on two elements:
• Have all the time in the world, but no money
• Have all the money in the world, but no time to use it.
You need to discover the correct balance.
The easiest answer: Travel the world with free time, but with no money (on a frugal budget).
I’m not suggesting that you should become homeless and live in a cardboard box.
Simply what do you value more?
Working for money, or having more time to enjoy travel?
Working out the balance of living with little money as possible, helps free up time to travel and allows you to pursue this lifestyle.
When you’re willing to put everything on the line doing something you love, you’re happy to rough it in order to make it possible.
You can limit your spending by cutting out a lot and focusing on the one thing you want to fund.
Travel can be affordable, with some tips and information, feel free to read about how it in my book Travel Hacking and ponder around the idea of my Travel Philosophy. Not only does it make travel possible, travelling with less will test your boundaries, make you think differently and make you a better person for the experiance.