You may have always dreamed of taking a long-term trip where you travel here, there and everywhere, but have never had the chance to take it. However, you’re now in a position to up sticks and head off on the adventure that you’ve always wanted to take, and you couldn’t be more excited.
While you’re over the moon that you’re finally going to be able to take your trip, the chances are that you’re also feeling a little stressed – after all, there’s a lot that you need to think about and consider. If you are going to ensure that your long-term trip is just as amazing as you dreamed it would be, you need to take the time to carefully plan it out.
The fact is that preparing for this kind of trip is a big job and isn’t something that you can do overnight – you need to take the time to carefully think about each aspect of your trip and plan it out perfectly.
To help you to do that, we’ve put together this handy guide to planning a long-term trip and preparing for life on the road. For everything that you need to know, have a read of the advice below!
Create the most amazing portable home
When it comes to having the most incredible long-term trip, one of the key factors to consider is where you will stay while you travel. While you could opt to book different hotels and guesthouses as you go, for a long-term trip you really need a place to call home – aka your own motorhome or RV. When you have your own portable home, it’s far easier to enjoy your trip and feel more comfortable while you explore new locations. That’s why it’s worth taking the time to look into what your options are for purchasing or renting your own motorhome to use for the duration of your trip.
Plan for your correspondence
While it’s lovely to fully immerse yourself in your trip, if you’re heading off on a long-term trip you don’t want to cut off all communication with your loved ones, do you? That’s why it’s so important to plan for your correspondence and how you will keep in touch while you’re on the road. You might want to consider renting a physical address, allowing you to have all of your mail redirected there and then sent to you – allowing you mail access from a computer, so you could check your mail when convenient for you.
Find a way to work as you go
An important factor when it comes to heading off on a long-term trip is to think about how you can work while you travel. If you’re someone who wants to spend most of your trip exploring rural areas rather than towns and cities, it’s more important to think about how you will work as jobs may be harder to find. Remote working could be something to think about and consider – whether it’s remote working for an employer or working in a freelance capacity, remote working is a great option for earning as you travel.
There you have it, a guide to some of the key factors to think about when it comes to planning a long-term trip.