“You see it everywhere online: “Quit your job and travel the world!” For those with a case of wanderlust, like myself, it’s the ultimate dream. Who wouldn’t want to be exploring a new culture and city every day? The adventure! The excitement! However, this can’t be reality for everyone and for some, may not even be what you want.
In North America, typically most jobs come with 10 days of vacation. 15 if you’re lucky. That’s not a lot of time to explore the world. However, if you’re really determined to see the world, you can. You just need to make some slight adjustments in your lifestyle and the way you travel and see the world.
This year, even with a full time job, I’ve managed to travel to Toronto, various cities in Spain, a number of cities and towns within driving distance, Winnipeg and later this year, I’ll be heading to Indonesia. So yes, it very much is possible to travel the world even if you have a full time job. Here is how I make it happen:
Make travel a priority
If you want to see more of the world, make sure traveling is a priority. Look for opportunities where you can travel where you might not otherwise. If your job is sending you somewhere on business, see if you can stay a couple days after to explore the city. Or if you’re in a stage of your life, like I am, where friends are getting married in different destinations, since you’re going anyways, try to go early or stay a couple days after.”