Long-term Holiday Plan
Long term travel is quite a vague term. No one can tell where is the exact line when the regular short-term travel we usually call vacation turns into a life-changing experience that lasts much longer.
But no matter whether you can take three months or a year off, planning will be similarly essential as spending so much time on the road requires a lot of things to know.
It is not only about the actual time on the road, but equally important is the mindset and thorough preparation before the trip even begins.
Even though it might seem that long term travelers do not need to plan that much, you might get a feeling that these hippies just go with the flow; the opposite is true.
Yes, it is unnecessary to plan everything in advance, but based on our experience, we see long term travel as a huge logistical mission, and if you skip one step in the planning process, you might later regret it.
If you’ve decided that long term travel is exactly what you need, or you just want to get out of your comfort zone, we are super-excited on your behalf.
Nomadic life is amazing, although in our opinion, only for some time, and traveling indefinitely is certainly not something we would wholeheartedly recommend.
We were traveling for a year in New Zealand, for months in Southeast Asia, Canada, etc. But the biggest challenge was a year we spent in South America and Central America.
Some decisions we made along the way were absolutely unplanned (this is the advantage and difference from a few weeks long holidays), while some of them were carefully planned, several months ago.