Things To Consider Before Your Extended Trip

Things To Consider Before Your Extended Trip


If you’re going on an extended trip, there are so many things you need to think about before you actually head off. Whether you’re traveling around Australia for 6 months or you want to see the world and don’t know when you’ll be home, it’s worth thinking about the following things:

How Will You Fund Your Trip?

Funding your extended trip is going to be one of your main concerns. After all, you don’t want to miss any once in a life-time opportunities, or have to cut your trip short due to low funds. Some people simply save and save and save until they know they’re going to have more than enough. Some people prefer to save up a little and work while they travel. Working is a good option if you don’t know when you’ll be going home. It may allow you to travel longer. You could get work as an English teacher, bar worker, or au pair. You can also keep your funds in check by saving money in different ways, such as couchsurfing or sticking to street food.

What Will You Do With Your Stuff?

You likely have stuff at home, and you won’t be able to take it all with you. What are you going to do with it? If it’s in a relative’s home, that shouldn’t be too much bother. However, if you have your own place, you have a few options. You could put your stuff in storage, and then rent out your property to keep money coming in as you travel. If you have a property and you don’t rent it out, you’ll continue having to pay the associated costs even as you travel. Probably not a good option if you’re trying to take care of cash flow.

How Will You Stay In Touch?

Staying in touch with your loved ones is important. You won’t want to lose touch with them, and they’ll likely want to know that you’re ok. You could find internet cafes and Skype them, or buy an overseas sim card that makes it easy for you to contact them should you need to.

Will You Have An Itinerary?

Going on a trip with at least a loose itinerary is a good idea. You can always change it as you travel. If you go without one, it’s too easy to get overwhelmed and fail to fit in everything that you want to do.

Are There Any Cultural Differences You Should Be Aware Of?

Being aware of cultural differences will help you to have a better time. You won’t misinterpret anything somebody is telling you, and you can avoid doing confusing things for them too. You’d be surprised at how different things can be, and how something that means one thing to you can mean the opposite to another.

Are There Any Apps That Can Help You To Survive?

There may be some apps to enhance your trip if you look carefully. There are apps that can tell you what the weather will be like, for instance, as well as translation apps to help you get by.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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