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Things to Consider When Planning a Long Term Travel

Prepare yourself with this long term travel advice

Setting up to travel the world, or setting up for practically any long term traveling adventure can be a dream come true, but it can also be quite overwhelming and stressful. Traveling for a long time is practically an art form. It calls for planning, courage, and perseverance to endure all of it.

There are some things you should take into consideration to make that long trip a true adventure. We’ve searched the web and we’ve collected some tips and guidelines that should help you with organizing and planning your dream vacation. So, without further ado, let’s dive in and start planning that trip!

There are many things to consider when planning a long term travel, so peruse this article
that will give you hints, suggestions and other useful long-term travel advice.

Pick a location and how to get there

If you’re going on a long business trip, there’s not much you can do about the location, but if you’re planning a long trip on your own, you probably already know where you want to go, and what you want to see. Once you firmly decide on it, it’s time to do some research.

Going to a particular place can really make things easier for you. Deciding whether you want to work during that time and what type of accommodation are you prepared for is also very important. You can even go couch-surfing if that’s something that suits you, as there is no wrong way to travel. You only need to decide what you want.

If you’re traveling abroad, you must make sure you book your flight in advance. Look for low-cost companies and similar solutions, as they are always more affordable, especially when you book your tickets in advance. Make sure you know exactly how to get to where you want to be from the airport before you start packing.

Define a budget

One of the most important steps in the entire preparation process for the trip is defining a budget. In order to travel for a long time, you need money. Consider using some of the finance apps available to help you save and start researching the costs for the places you’re traveling to. Make sure you know what awaits you and plan your budget accordingly.

Things you should most definitely factor in when you’re making a long traveling budget are transportation, lodging, food, as well as other unexpected costs. There are a lot of hidden costs that traveling abroad can have, so you should do your research and make a daily estimate of how much money you can spend.

Another thing you need to make sure is that your card companies are notified that you’re traveling abroad. You may even get a travelers credit card with various benefits for long term travelers. Also, you should keep an eye out for exchange rates in the countries you visit, as this can help you extend your budget.

In addition to finding what you want or where you want to go, these days there are many apps
that can help you with your planning of long term travel, including finance apps.

Make sure you’re healthy

This should go without saying, but before you embark on any kind of a long term travel, you need to make sure you’re healthy and ready for something like that. Having a health related issue on your trip may be one of the worst experiences in your life.

Visit your dentist and make sure your teeth are healthy. You should also ensure you’re up to date with all the vaccines and check for some additional ones that some countries require. Get all the prescriptions you need, but also think about prevention. Cut down drinking, smoking, and coffee and try to maintain a strong immune system.

Find a storage and sell your excess stuff

If you decide to take a long trip, and you have a lot of belongings that you don’t know what to do with during that time – you need a storage unit. The opportunity to go away for a long time period can help you out with sorting your stuff out.

Go through everything and decide what things you really don’t intend to use anymore. Sell what you can to second-hand shops and online, and you can even donate some of your excess stuff to those in need. For all of the remaining belongings, you can always opt for affordable storage units to help you out. Renting out a storage unit ensures that your belongings are safe and sound. Search for the facility that suits your needs and learn more about their services.


As with anything else in life, long term travel arrangements call for quite some time, planning and research, but such arrangements can make a lifelong memory. The trip of your dreams doesn’t have to stay in your dreams forever, as long as you are ready to focus on what needs to be done. There is a lot of hard work behind every long trip, but once you’re packed and on your way out, you’ll see it was all worth it.


Leila Dorari is a freelance writer and self-improvement enthusiast from Sydney. Currently, she is spreading the word on useful tips and tricks that can help travelers enjoy exploring every bit of our planet. In her spare time, she is either window shopping or exploring new ways to make her life more meaningful.

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