Let’s get this out of the way, no one will pay you to travel the world (unless, of course, you come from wealth). So, there are primarily three ways you can travel –
- Travel on your savings
- Travel while working (remotely or taking up gigs)
- Create travel content that makes you money
I have done all three with varying degrees of success (or failure). After 6 years of being on the road, I can tell you with some certainty that while you might want to pick option 3, it’s not for everyone.
Travel on your savings
I find this the most enjoyable way of traveling but unfortunately it’s also the least sustainable if you’ve not accumulated wealth for your retirement. I travelled this way during my gap year in 2017 and 2021.
Even if you work, save, and travel on your savings for a short period of time, it gets tiring to keep finding work that would pay decent money esp. if you come from developing economy.
P.S: I have two cats napping on the lap and I do not have the strength or desire to wake them up and finish this piece today. So, I will have to get to it tomorrow.