We all dream of the day when we no longer have to work—but what if we told you that day can be sooner, rather than later?
Did you know that it’s now possible to quit your job well before retirement so that you can start traveling the world? If this sounds like a pipedream, don’t give up hope just yet!
Below, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to quitting your job and traveling the world. By following the steps outlined, you can be on your way to enjoying better travels in no time.
To do so, keep the following information in mind.
What to Consider Before Quitting
First, be sure that you’re not quitting your job based on impulse. In order to travel the world, you’re going to need funds—so make sure that your savings account looks okay first. Depending on your financial and personal situation, quitting your job may be more or less feasible than it is for others.
But don’t let this stop you. If you’re not in a position in which you can quit your job just yet, start developing a plan. Do the research and find out how much money it will take to fulfill your travel needs.
Importantly, consider making investments that can pay off even while you’re traveling. In this way, you’ll be able to collect money without having to lift a finger. Or, you may decide that working for yourself is the best way to go. For example, you may decide to become a travel blogger who documents every trip they go to—just make sure that you take time to understand how to run a successful blog if you do.
Additionally, you’ll want to make sure that you make a set itinerary before leaving. This includes applying for your passport and any visas you may need. You’ll also want to make sure that you have a solid understanding of your duration of stay so that you aren’t at risk of violating any immigration laws.
With this in mind, let’s consider some other considerations you’ll need to make.
Give Your Boss a Two-Weeks’ Notice
Though it may sound appealing, you likely don’t want to randomly quit your job. Make sure that you have give your employer adequate time—typically two weeks—to start training or looking for new employees to fill your role.
Importantly, this serves as more than just a courtesy for your employer. You may find that certain benefits and employment packages won’t be awarded to you if you decide to quit without notice. Be sure to know your company’s policy so that you can exit on friendly terms.
Understand the Gritty Details
Finally, before traveling, make sure that you have a solid understanding of everything you need to know. Where will you stay? Can you afford hotel costs? If you plan on blogging, will you have access to Wi-Fi? Do you know enough of the language to get around? What other types of considerations should you make before you go?
By having a solid understanding of what you’re doing before you go, you can cut down on confusion upon arrival. Though going to another country can be quite exciting, it can also be daunting—especially if you’re staying away from home the first time.
By making sure that you have your finances in order and a solid plan in place, you can make the transition from your 9 to 5 life to that of a world traveler. Make sure to follow the advice above as you do so to make the transition as seamless as possible.