So, you want to travel but aren’t sure how to get started and prepare? Lucky for you I’ve just come up with the beginner’s guide to travelling:
How Long Will You Travel For?
Travelling doesn’t have a set length of time. You can go travelling for a week or a year. That’s the decision you have to make. Consider how long you want to travel for. The length of time you’re away may depend on different things. Perhaps you can only go away for a few months before you start back at college? Or maybe you’re on a gap year so you can afford to go away for longer. It all boils down to you and what you can do.
Think About Where You’ll Travel To
Another big thing to think about is where you’ll travel to. There are some cliche travelling destinations, like Thailand and the Asia-Pacific. Then you have winter travelling ideas like hitting the slopes for a ski season. The time of year you travel at will have an effect on where you’ll travel. So will the time you have, and the money in your pocket. If you can, I recommend going to various places, when travelling in the summer. You can see lots of different countries and experience new things. Of course, it’s entirely up to you.
Think About Any Pets
Before you go travelling, you have to think about any pets that you have. You might be going away for a long time, so you need to know what to do with them. You can either take them with you or leave them at home. If you’re going away for a short time, you can look for pet friendly accommodation to bring them with you! Travelling with a pet means you have a piece of home close to you. But, if you’re away for a long time, it might be best to leave them at home. Once your pets are sorted, you can think more about travelling.
Do You Have Any Commitments?
You also have to think about anything that can stop you from travelling. Have you got any commitments coming up? For example, do you have an important exam re-sit that you must attend? Or, did you agree to go to your brothers wedding? Then, there are things like work that may get in the way of your travel time. Make sure you have no commitments and nothing stopping you from going travelling!
Think About Money
Arguably the biggest consideration is how you will pay for everything. Think about how you’re going to save up and produce the money to fund your travels. If you want my advice, I’d say start saving at least a year in advance. Get a job and put some money in a savings account every week/month. This will help you afford the costs of travelling.
And on that note, we’ve reached the end of my guide. If you’re travelling for the first time, make sure you save this page and read through it again. It will help you prepare and have a happy travelling experience!