Freelancing opens great new opportunities such as becoming self-employed and more independent. You don’t have to sit in the office for long, tiring hours. Not to mention that you get a chance to manage your time by yourself and even travel, while still technically being at work.
Sounds attractive, doesn’t it? Also, a bit idealistic. Being a freelancer involves a great skill almost no one has. It’s called proper time management. And I’m sure that over a half of the 56.7 million U.S. freelancers struggle to manage their time. And, if you’ve chosen the freelancing path to get yourself more time to travel, it can be very hard to find time both for work and leisure while you’re out exploring the world.
Luckily, it’s possible to learn the skill of time management. You can train yourself until it becomes a force of habit.
I’ve been there, my dear reader. I literally had zero time management skill until my first journey to Norway, where I stayed for almost a year. First coupl months were a literal hell for me: insane workload, chaotic schedule and not even a minute to get outside and look around.
For many people traveling abroad can be a dream trip. Most people want to explore the other side of the globe however, only a few make this dream true. Traveling to a foreign country can be an exciting thing to do. The world is full of places with both nature and man-made wonders. You might be wanting to visit the high fashioned life of Paris or the enchanting peaks of the Himalayas. Ultimately, your dream trip can be anywhere in the world.
However, it takes a lot of planning and preparations for traveling abroad. If your dream city is in a country with a lower economy it might not cost you much but, if the destination is in a country with a more expensive lifestyle, you will need to have a good amount of traveling funds saved for your trip. It doesn’t matter if you are on a tight budget or not, smart saving tricks can always be applied to make your travel memories happier without breaking the bank.
This article has all of the information you will need before heading on your trip abroad.
Planning – You should plan your trip at least 6 months before to find the best flights and accommodations possible. It is also a good idea to check flight prices at, not only the city you are visiting, but also surrounding airports – to find the best deal.
Thinking about working abroad? Well, you are gearing up to join a cohort of 244 million people who are already working outside their home country, and this number is increasing year after year.
For years, people have looked up to the United States as an ideal career destination. While the ‘American Dream’ still lives on, several others countries have gained immense popularity in the past few years among migrants. Countries like Canada, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia are some of the current hotspots of the global workforce.
While it is an amazing experience to live in a different culture, the process of starting a career on a land that is not your own is a cumbersome task. You will need to be on top of your game, in terms of your research and paperwork.
To help you along the process, we have worked out a list of items to be completed so that you can achieve the dream.
Conducting your Own Research
It is a given that you will be approaching an agency to help you immigrate or find a job abroad. Before selecting which one to go with, it is highly recommended that you do your own research to ensure that you find an agency that is registered and reputable. You will also want to be sure to keep a check on their activities and make sure they are steering you in the correct direction.
Crowdfunding is a fantastic way to raise the money needed for travel, but there are other tried and true ways to save and earn the money you need. Budgeting for a trip can be daunting when you add up what you expect to spend on transport, food, and lodging. However, if you use these money saving and earning tips on your travels in conjunction with good budgeting skills, you’ll find that traveling the world does not have to be as costly as it might appear.
There are a surprising number of opportunities to find free lodging on your travels. Whether it be through actual couch surfing using websites or apps devoted to the practice or good old fashioned networking to find places to stay, you can avoid costly hotels. Hostels are always a solid option, as it is essentially couch surfing with a minimal fee, but if you’re looking for a totally free stay, there are still options.
So you’ve got the travel bug and are itching to see everything our beautiful planet has to offer. One of the major constraints on where we can go to experience something new, exotic, and exciting is cost and our budget. Fortunately, there are plenty of places to explore that don’t cost the earth and offer budget-conscious travelers an array of beauty, culture, and novelty. One such region is Southeast Asia which is home to a vast wealth of travel experiences whether you are backpacking, a solo female traveler, or a student. Anyone at all can enjoy the sights, smells, and experiences of this affordable and exotic location and return home with a new library of enviable travel stories. Here are some of the best places to travel in Southeast Asia on a budget.
1. Cebu – Philippines
The architecture in Cebu is based on Spanish influences © Flickr
Cebu has been referred to as the Queen City of the South and is a mecca for travelers of all budget types. It is one of the Philippines oldest cities and has a rich historical and cultural heritage. There is plenty to do and explore here from its white sand and crystal clear water beaches that offer diving, swimming and sunbathing, to a wealth of old Filipino-Spanish buildings that date back to Magellan’s time. There is a fascinating mix of religions on the island from its Christian influences and its Cathedral through to its Taoist temple and religious festivals – there is always something new and interesting to discover here.