Travelling the world is one of the greatest things we can do if given the opportunity. The options to see what different cultures, people and countries have to offer will not just broaden your mind – as the old saying goes – but it will help you develop some important skills that help as you get older. So here are some suggestions for how to make the most of your travel.
It might seem obvious to say but it is worth repeating, being organised before you start travelling is the smartest thing to do. Not only will you be making it easier once you board the plane, train or get in your car, but you will also be creating the excitement for yourself when you start to think about and plan all of the things you are going to be doing in the coming weeks and months.
Once you know where you want to go you should make sure you have researched accommodation, in fact, you might want to do this before flights. We often think in a linear timeline – meaning we fly first, so we book flights first – but there is nothing worse than paying for your flight only to find that you either can’t afford accommodation or there isn’t good availability. Your options are much broader these days, but you should still prepare where you are staying first. You can always check flights and accommodation side by side in different tabs, this way you will be holding seats while making sure you have a roof at the other end.
An important thing to look into before setting off on your travels is any of the attractions that you want to see that require pre-booking. You don’t know what you’re access to the internet will be like until you arrive in your destination, so pre-booking as many of your plans as possible is a good way to travel. Avoid disappointment at all costs by being organised before you board any transport.
Depending on how long you are travelling for, you might want to consider taking on some work to pay your way. Before we go on the most critical thing to acknowledge here is, make sure you have the right visa before you set off in order to do this. Countries like Australia have strict working holiday visas that will allow you to work and travel but under certain rules.
If you are in a position that you can work, remember that you can boost your CV by taking your skills and applying them to jobs around the globe. That means if you are able to train people in exercise, PT Job description here, or if your goal when you return home is to start a business in retail, you should look for short-term employment on your travels to supplement your income and increase your experience.
Wherever you decide to travel to, make sure you get out there and explore. Your organisation will set you up for success and keeping the option to work open will make sure your funds don’t run out.
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