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The evolution of technology means it’s easier and easier to work full time, online, and many aspiring travelers have taken full advantage of this opportunity, using their status as location independent (not being tied to the one place) to also travel full time.
And before we chose a permanent base, we too were jumping from country to country at an alarming pace. But whether you’ve created a blog (or even looking at a place to start one), write for magazines, or dabble in consultancy, it can often prove difficult to juggle full time travel when you’re also trying to stay on top of a full time workload.
So after 3 years of making money on the road, we’ve put together some of our best tips for balancing both. Because you can’t continue to travel if you’re not earning money. But likewise, you don’t want to be stuck behind a computer desk for the whole time you’re in Taiwan.
When you stay in the center of a city there are certain things you come to accept. Sacrifices you make for the luxury of staying in the most central location. Like the idea that you’ll likely wake up in the morning to the sound of an urban landscape. And potentially land a room with a carpark view.
But when we saw photos of Crowne Plaza Canberra, it painted a completely different picture of what we had come to expect. Like falling asleep in the heart of the CBD but waking up to breathtaking parkland views. And cracking your window to welcome the morning song of King parrots and Sulphur crested cockatoos.
And while Australia’s capital largely caters to politicians and business travel, leisure travel in Canberra is on the verge of a supersonic boom.
Medical tourism is booming, and people from all around the world have become accustomed to traveling overseas for medical care in another country. Around 8 million patients each year.
Much of the time it comes down to procedures being substantially cheaper overseas, or not being able to find the right treatment at home. And traveling to another country for treatment often means being able to avoid long waiting lists for elective procedures. Though some medical tourists are immigrants who return to their home country for care, and others travel simply so they can avoid questions from family and friends (having the people of Thailand see the bandages from your nose job isn’t quite as bad as walking down the street at home).
The following destinations are leaders within the industry of medical tourism, and we have included information about the procedures they are most popular for. Just remember the golden rule: thoroughly research the clinic and the location before you go!
British staycations have long conjured ideas of rainy days at family-friendly resorts with evening entertainment by some guy in a suit, and countless screaming children who are running around a hall.
Unsurprisingly, this is not everyone’s cup of tea, and in a day and age where adventure and excitement is particularly enticing to travellers of all ages, the staycation has always felt like a last resort for the epic summer holiday everyone envisions. However, with the value of the pound dropping, the idea of adventure holidays in far-off countries can often seem impossible.
Instead of resorting to the idea that you will be spending your summer at the family home, open your mind to the idea that there are countless adventures to be had around the UK.
Most people who try stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) are hooked straight from the off, leading them to buy SUPs for themselves. It’s a unique activity that can allow you to enjoy some of the most beautiful places from the vantage point of your board, while also getting some exercise too.
However, there are those out there who get ‘paddle-bored’ (I know, we can’t believe it either!), so we’ve looked at five ways you can make sure your next SUP trip is as fun as it possibly could be, making certain you’re forever hooked on SUP!
If you live in the U.S., chances are you’ve been to Vegas. The city was purpose-built to be available to anyone, from the budget conscious to splurging high rollers. Sadly the same cannot be said for the gaming gem of Europe.
If you’re from the European side of the pond, it’s more likely you dreamed of visiting the glamorous city of Monte Carlo. Though most people are content in their dreams, believing they would have to forfeit an arm and a leg to make this trip come true.
But this is totally not true. It’s absolutely possible to visit Monte Carlo even during the most popular month of the year – and on a budget you can afford.
Travel can be amazing, but it’s tough when you head out on an adventure unprepared. Especially when it comes to a poor choice of backpack.
When you choose incorrectly or decide you’re happy with a cheap anything, you may quickly find yourself wishing that you’d invested in something better. You are after-all, literally carrying the weights of your decisions on your back.
So no matter where you are traveling, make sure that you have the appropriate backpack. The backpack model we’re focusing on today is one that brings home all the features you would need for a great trip. Seamless packing and comfortable transportation as well as a nice design and pleasing aesthetics are keywords here.
Cuba tourism is booming now that their relationship has warmed with the United States, and a lot more people are starting to plan travel to the island.
Though many people are surprised that Cuba is not a cheap country to travel through. And it’s not, if you stay in fancy hotels and eat at the typical tourist taunts. Group tour packages run between $3,000 – $5,000 right now and many times this price doesn’t even include your flight!
Though as US travel restrictions are loosened and tourism floodgates open, there are many ways for you to travel through Cuba on the cheap. And, if you follow through to the giveaway at the bottom of the post, ViaHero is giving residents of Canada and the United States a chance to travel to Cuba for free!
I’ve been avoiding the words “permanent base” for a good two years now. Even though that’s exactly how we’ve been living, I’ve been avoiding the phrase like the plague.
And in a way, it might be because I was ashamed. Ashamed of trading in a life of full time travel when being a digital nomad is all the craze. Worried I wouldn’t be seen as a “real traveler” if we weren’t living the lifestyle every single day. Anxious that we would be judged by pretentious travelers, because we weren’t traveling in the right way.
But there is no right or wrong way to travel, and I reject the notion that we should compare the way we experience the world to other people and worry if it measures up. Travel is a personal journey and an individual experience, and it really doesn’t matter where your travel style falls in the whole tourist vs traveler debate.