5 TIPS FOR TRAVELLING FULL TIME
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Write a wanderlist.
Goals help to motivate you into action and fine-tune the planning steps required.
Have an open mind.
From saving for your travel and quitting your job to dealing with delays and last-minute changes to your plans while you’re on the road, the nature of travel requires you to be flexible.
Budget at least 10% more than you think you’ll need.
There are always unexpected expenses. For example, there was a city tax we had to pay in Italy as we checked out of a hotel that we didn’t expect.
Start living with less now.
The sooner you get into a saving mind-set, the closer you’ll be to your one-way ticket. Open a new account that you save into, and prioritise your travel savings over other luxury spends. Every rand makes a difference! Your saving may take time – we took a year between deciding we wanted to quit our jobs and getting on the plane. Focus, but also be realistic about your saving timeline.’