July 24, 2024

Lonna Buer

Unbounded Courage

Full-Time Travel Tips To Live Your Travel Dreams


There are so many ways to travel, but the best way is by being flexible and appreciating the present moment.

Full-Time Travel Tips To Live Your Travel Dreams

1. Know What You Want

  • Know What You Want

When you know what to look for and where, it makes planning your trip a lot easier. Before you do anything else, sit down with a pen and paper and ask yourself some questions: What do I want from this trip? Where do I want to go? Who do I want to meet? Why am I going on this adventure in the first place? Once you’ve answered these questions for yourself, you’ll be able to take the next step toward finding an adventure that fits your needs perfectly!

2. Be Prepared

When you travel, you’re going to be in situations where the unexpected will happen. For example, what if your flight gets delayed or cancelled? Are you prepared for that? What about being stuck on a subway train for hours with no communication from officials? What about having an accident on your bike and needing medical attention (this happened to me). There are so many things that could go wrong when traveling but if we are prepared for them then we will have less stress and anxiety when dealing with these situations.

The best way I know how as an introvert who likes her creature comforts is by having a checklist of everything I need before leaving my home base. This includes: passports/visas; travel documents such as boarding passes & itineraries; insurance details; money belt/money pouch containing local currency plus credit cards etc.; first aid kit including bandages etc.; sunglasses & sun cream; water bottle + refillable water bottle holder so it doesn’t get lost!

3. Set A Budget

One of the most important things you can do to make travel dreams a reality is to set a budget. When it comes to money, it’s helpful to consider two different aspects:

  • How much do I have?
  • How much do I want/need? (In other words, what’s my maximum spending limit?)

The first question is easy; the second one takes some serious thought and planning. The best way to figure out how much money you need is by using an online budgeting tool like Mint or YNAB (You Need A Budget). These tools help break down all of your monthly expenses so that they’re easy for even non-accountants like myself! If this sounds overwhelming, don’t worry–it will get easier with practice! To start saving up now for your next adventure trip, try tracking all of those small purchases over time until they add up into something significant enough for your trip fund: maybe $100 per month or more depending on where exactly in the world you’d like go…

4. Set Realistic Goals

Having a goal is an important part of planning your trip, but it’s also important to make sure that your goals are realistic. You don’t want to get so caught up in the excitement of planning out your adventures that you set yourself up for disappointment later on by setting unrealistic expectations for yourself.

Here are some things to keep in mind when setting travel goals:

  • Don’t set goals too high or too low–be realistic about what is possible for your trip. If it’s just a few days after graduating from college and getting fired from your job, then maybe backpacking across Europe isn’t going to happen (at least not yet). On the other hand, if all of those things have happened and now there’s nothing stopping you from traveling full-time except finances, then maybe taking an extended vacation instead would be better suited for now until things settle down financially! Either way works as long as it aligns with where YOU’RE AT in life right now and doesn’t put unnecessary pressure on yourself or cause stress over something that might never happen anyway (or at least not until later).

5. Let Go Of The Past

In order to live your travel dreams, you have to let go of the past. You can’t change it and worrying about what you could have done differently won’t help you move forward. The most important thing is to focus on the present and be in the moment. Don’t worry about what’s going on now–just enjoy it! And if something goes wrong or feels bad, try not to think about it too much because then everything will just start feeling worse and worse until eventually we get so caught up in our own heads that we forget how amazing life really is out there (and right here).

The best way I’ve found for getting over things quickly is by focusing on being positive about my future instead of being sad over my past mistakes; before long those old feelings will wash away like sand underfoot while new ones fill up my mindspace until all I see are endless possibilities ahead of me!

6. Be Flexible With Your Plans

Be flexible with your plans.

Like I said in the first tip, you can’t control everything in life and sometimes things change on the fly. If a new opportunity comes up that looks fun or interesting, go for it! You never know when you might meet someone awesome and make a friend who changes your life forever–and there’s no better time than when traveling.

The best way to travel is by being flexible and appreciating the present moment.

The best way to travel is by being flexible and appreciating the present moment.

  • Don’t stress about the future: It’s too far away, and there’s nothing you can do about it anyway. Enjoy this moment!
  • Don’t worry about the past: It’s gone forever, so why bother thinking about it? Focus on what’s happening now instead!
  • Appreciate what you have now: The food in your mouth, that beautiful sunset over there…these are things worth appreciating! You’re lucky enough to be alive right now–enjoy it!

This kind of mindset will help keep stress at bay while traveling full-time because you’re focusing on enjoying yourself rather than stressing out about things that aren’t important or even possible yet (such as tomorrow).


Traveling is a great way to experience the world and learn about oneself. It’s also something that can be very rewarding if you’re willing to put in the time and effort. However, if you want to travel full-time then it’s important that you do everything possible to make sure this dream comes true–even if it means making some sacrifices along the way!