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New Goals for Devoted Travelers

Humans are curious creatures. We’re rarely content to simply stay where we are. We want to know what’s over that hill. And once we get there, we want to know what’s at the top of the next hill.

It is that drive that made us build boats so that we could cross oceans. It’s what sent us into space and what will, as soon as we have the technology, send us to the bottom of the deepest parts of the oceans.

On a more personal level, it’s what sends so many of us out of our home towns and across our countries and, if we’re lucky, around our planet.

It’s what sends us to the bottom of the deepest parts of the ocean.

It’s an important word: “lucky.” For many people, being able to travel the way Steve Moore has is the stuff of dreams. This is because they have responsibilities at home–day jobs, bills to pay, mouths to feed and because traveling is expensive.

Obviously, there are a lot of things that a hopeful traveler can do to reduce the cost of traveling and to make traveling a part of their regular routine. Here are some of them:

Find a Traveling Job

When you talk about finding a job that not just allows you to travel but that pays you to travel, most people think of exotic and high profile jobs like journalism, photography, entertainment, or politics.

These are not the only jobs that send people all over the world. Sales jobs, flight attending, retail buying, teaching English, working on cruise ships…these are just some of the jobs that will regularly send you away from home.

Cruise ships are a great way to work while traveling the world.

If traveling is important to you, the last thing you need is a job that will chain you to the same desk for fifty weeks of the year!

Learn to Fly

This is a long term goal. Learning to fly isn’t exactly an overnight goal. You’ll have to save up for flight school and then, once you have your license, you’ll have to save up for your own plane.

Even so, being able to fly yourself to the places you want to go is a fantastic freedom that many only dream of accomplishing. Before committing to the license, though, it’s a good idea to try your hand at a flight simulator.

The newest cutting edge flight simulators can be purchased from an online airplane accessory shop. Make sure you get an actual simulator, though; the ones created for, say, your XBox One aren’t likely to teach you what it feels like to really fly.

Make a Bucket List

You know that you want to get out and explore but how can you save up money for those trips if you aren’t sure where you want to go?

Sit down and make a list of all of the places in the world that you know you want to see. Then, make a point of visiting at least one of those places every year. This way you’ll have time to save up between trips and look for great deals to help cut costs.

When you spread out your travels, they won’t feel so expensive. And remember: your bucket list can be fluid; what you write down now doesn’t have to last a lifetime. You can add items and cross off items as often as you want!

Sate Your Appetite with Small Trips

Yes, traveling the world gets all of the glory. Still, when you’re feeling cooped up, taking off with the family for a weekend is a great way to scratch your travel itch without making the commitment or shouldering the expense of a “bigger” trip.

What’s on the other side of your state? You might be amazed at what you find when you set out to explore the back roads surrounding your “home base.”

A list like this makes traveling seem simpler than it is, we know. If you think about it, though, are those things holding you back really that binding? Or did you just need some tips for how to work around them?

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