All posts tagged: travel advice

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How to Travel the World on a Budget

The question I get asked the most as a digital nomad, is how do I afford to travel so much. It’s a common misconception that frequent or long-term travel is expensive. It’s not, if you do it right! It’s all in the approach – the way you budget for long-term travel or for frequent trips throughout the year is completely different to planning a few days’ vacation, which is when you usually splash out and overspend. Long term and frequent travel is more of a lifestyle – it involves budgeting ahead, saving money along the way whenever possible and spending extra only on special occasions. For example, last year, I spent over two months island hopping in the Greek Islands and travelling through Turkey. I’ve exceeded my usual budget only by around €200 a month (excluding flights to Greece and from Turkey). I could have easily spent less but I wasn’t on a strict budget at the time. The point is, if I can do it, so can you! Here’s how you can travel the world on a budget! …

How to Become a Digital Nomad and Travel the World Forever

Digital nomad has recently become a bit of a buzzword. It refers to a location-independent person who combines work with travel using digital technology. Digital nomads are usually freelancers, contractors and business owners whose work doesn’t bound them to one location. They can basically work from anywhere in the world. Keep reading to find out how to become one! Working in digital offers some of the best opportunities for remote work. Since all your projects are based online, you can work from anywhere, as long as you have wifi access! A dream come true for travel lovers? Absolutely. I’ve been working freelance as an SEO specialist and living the life of a digital nomad for 3 years. I’m not always on the move as I like having a base in between my trips but more often than not, I’m on the road and my work is travelling with me. As I’m typing this, I’m sat on the top floor of a medieval convent-turned library in the historical centre of Florence, Italy. It’s a crisp, winter morning; the sky is …

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Girl Guide to Saving for Long Term Travel

If you’re serious about making your dream of long-term travel a reality, then its best to start putting your pennies aside! While it’s the most obvious way of funding your travels, saving up is not always as easy as it sounds. Here’s a quick guide to saving money for long-term travel. Know your goal The more specific your goal, the easier it will be to save up and make it a reality. Instead of planning your trip some time next year, set a date, or even better, book a flight! This way, you will turn your trip from a dream to an achievable, realistic goal which will make you more determined to save. Set monthly savings goals Once you know when you’re setting off, another important part is figuring out how much money you need and how long it will take you to save. Set yourself monthly savings goals and make sure you stick to them. Monitor your spending Monitoring your daily spending will help you figure out where your money goes (you’ll be surprised how much …

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Girl Guide: Solo Female Travel in India

Everything you’ve ever heard about India is probably true. It’s chaotic. It’s dirty.  It’s colourful. It’s in your face. But it’s also one of the most incredible, eclectically wonderful places I’ve ever visited, full of contrasts, nature of an overwhelming beauty, fairy-tale like palaces and temples, and an incredibly rich culture which will amaze you whether you’re sleeping on a desert in Rajasthan, shopping in Bombay or trekking through tea plantations in Tamil Nadu. During my travels, the locals would often tell me with a smile: “It’s India! Anything is possible!” And it’s true – there’s not just “one” India – there’s many faces of this beautiful country, all of them waiting to be experienced differently. Is it safe for a woman to travel alone in India? The issue of safety is usually the first thing that comes to mind before setting off on a solo trip, whether it’s to India or anywhere else in the world. Speaking from a strictly personal point of view, while travelling in India can definitely be challenging, it’s also very safe. …