These days everyone wants to quit their job and live life as a digital nomad. A lot of hype or trends are about quitting the job and travelling the World by hitchhiking or by working as a volunteer. In my opinion, you don’t have to quit your job and sell your belongings to become a full-time blogger or videographer to explore the World more often. It works for those who already have backups or plan B before quitting their jobs else it makes things more problematic. Without a job Visa application processes are tough these days, also living a normal life without a job or only based on freelancing work is really very complicated. Travelling with a full-time job is very much possible.
There have been a lot of travel hacks I use to travel the world with a full-time dedicated job and help my wanderlust run free. Ever since my first International trip to Sydney in 2017, I have been travelling and blogging regularly with my Marketing job. Till now I have travelled to 3 international countries with more than 20 states happily without facing any problems. Here’s mine as an experienced traveller’s guide – How to travel with a full-time job.
Most of us have 18 paid leaves per year (Ahem), and you can wisely use that time for travel with a full-time job. So, here’s you can tick these checklists to make the most out of your annual leaves :
If you have the flexibility to work from home, then think how lucky you are. Take the benefits and visit new places to do some work from the mountains or work from beach vacations. In this way, you can feel motivated and can explore the places in the evening or on the weekends.
Most of us dream of travelling to far-flung new places but rarely explore our own backyards. Act like a tourist in your very own city and start exploring the places you never visited. Book a hotel in another part of your city and enjoy the place without spending much money.
If you are travelling to a place where you need to take a layover, research that layover part. Singapore offers a free day tour if someone has more than 8 hours of layover. So, before booking the flight check about the layover country and if they provide any free city tours.
If you are on vacation then try to utilize the maximum time to explore the place. This way you can cover two or more nearby places together. In this way, you can tick more than one place at a time.
If you’re lucky enough to trip to a new place for work purposes, make the most of it! After your work hours, you can explore the places or can reach the place in advance or leave the place after a few days depending on your work schedule.
Start planning your longest trip in advance and start exploring the best deals to book the stay or flight in advance. Also, if you are planning for a 15 days Europe trip or any other expensive trip my advice is to start saving.
If you wait for others to join you then you will be waiting forever. Also, the timing, budget and schedule can not be matched forever. So start considering small solo trips and it might change your life and perspective towards life as it did mine.
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In the starting, I was a little bit shy and introverted but at times I started enjoying solo travel with my job and over time I took my travel affairs seriously. I work extra hours and save my leaves to travel the places. I cut down on unimportant things like ordering food from out or buying things which are not necessary to save money for travel. I love to create contents or videos so I work on content after my office hours at night or on weekends. The amount of work is such that I can’t even tell. Because I love to travel and am passionate about content creation so I do not feel bad if I do not receive any money from it, as I have a job to earn my bread and butter from it. So travelling with a full-time job is very much possible as I am also travelling with a full-time job.
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Think 100 times before you get sad or think to quit your job for the sake of travel. If you don’t have any plan B, then don’t quit your job. You can still travel with proper time management. It is surely possible to travel with a full-time job. I guess my tips will ensure that you are getting the most value out of your limited time off as you slowly(but surely) travel the world. If you truly want to travel and you’re wondering how you can find the time to do it, you need to start planning it!