How we plan to afford to travel long term

afford travel long term

22 Responses

  1. Way to go! I admire your foresight on funding your travels. Good luck and I wish you the best!

  2. Meg Jerrard says:

    Congrats on making the jump to full time travel! The location independent income is the essential part, and having rental income is great too 🙂 I think people fail to think outside the box a lot of the time which is why a lot of people don’t understand, and working online for a legitimate income is still relatively new a concept even though it’s quite widespread nowadays. Can’t wait to follow your trip – congrats again!

    • Natasha says:

      Yeah you are totally right. People cannot understand or grasp that I have a ‘real job’ because it is done online! Thank you Meg, thanks for stopping by

  3. Shirley Corder says:

    Natasha I stand in awe at all your plans. I wish I were younger and could follow your ideas! Well done – and enjoy. Even Elephants Communicate!

  4. saraiaab says:

    I wish I could make the move to full-time travel. As it stands, my kids attend school and my husband goes to work so I can only travel during school holidays. Because of the high airfares from South Africa to most other countries, we usually travel locally and go abroad only once or twice a year. I’ve been to a few of the countries that you will be visiting and they were great. You’ll have an amazing time.

  5. I read your five months to takeoff plan, it was very inspirational. Good to that you have a plan to fund the dream. Even if you don’t get rich from travel, it’s an experience that you will never forget and, likely, never regret. You will see amazing places and meet all kinds of wonderful people. Enjoy the journey and see where life takes you.

    • Natasha says:

      Thanks for coming back and reading more about our plans. We appreciate all of the support we are getting. Totally right, we will be rich in memories and experience and that is exactly what we are after

  6. Carolina Colborn says:

    I am retired and am using retirement money to fund our travels. The drawback? I had to wait til I was old to travel.

  7. Drew says:

    Being able to keep up your job full time as you work from anywhere is such a lifesaver. I have been able to do this from time to time and while stressful (not having a strong internet connection to take Skype calls is the WORST!) it is such a beautiful arrangement when it works. I also have really appreciated having enough in savings to really buffer us if things go wrong….or if we want to splurge, or take a last minute detour of our route. That savings (even if we don’t touch it) is such a great security blanket.

    • Natasha says:

      Thanks for your input Drew. We feel the same. The saving will just make us feel a whole lot better even if we don’t need it. And hey it’s a bonus if it stays there

  8. I’m currently only using savings, freelancing and blogging; and trying to build some numbers first to break into social media. By the way, so happy that you’re planning to visit Malaysia. Using Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia as a base might work out cheaper as there are plenty of low cost airlines (esp AirAsia group) flying in and out of these 3 countries.

    • Natasha says:

      That is our plan. We would use Thailand as a long term base but I can only get a three month visa because of my job ☹️

      How do you find budgeting? Is it going well?

  9. It’s great that you have thought of a few ways to keep some money coming in while you travel. I’ve travelled long term twice and now promote part-time travel. It can get tough but it is worth it for the experiences. You can pick up jobs on the road but I think the online work you’ve picked will be perfect. There are some great places on your list. Singapore and HK are my regions I manage at work and have travelled to twice this year already. If you need any tips, let me know!

  10. Christopher says:

    These are great tips. It’s always nice to hear other travel bloggers saying the same thing as you because it proves that your on the right track. After reading posts like these I feel like I’m on the right track. Awesome. Great itinerary btw.

    • Natasha says:

      Yeah I understand that. It does help to solidify you plans and ambitions. Thanks – I need to update it as we have confirmed more accommodations now ☺️

  11. asoulwindow says:

    Long term travel attracts me. I have to yet try it though. The choice of your country is great. You must have done a lot of planning to make it happen. I usually concentrate on 2-3 destination within one country at a stretch. I know I can do better.

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