How to Live a Life of Travel – Guidebook by Wandering Earl
Are you itching to travel the world like I do, but you’re not quite sure how to go about it?
Do you really really want to get out here and see the world, but something’s holding you back? What is it?
I’ve been traveling the world continuously since 1998, over 14 years already, and still going.
But I’m not unique! Besides myself, there’s Wandering Earl and hundreds of other people out here traveling the globe long-term, indefinitely! We all love it.
I constantly meet people who are traveling 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years.
Thousands of people are enjoying world travels, just like me. They are taking career breaks, school breaks, traveling during retirement or heading out to see the world before they settle down into careers.
You can do it too! You just need the mental attitude, encouragement, knowledge and practical information to get you rolling.
So here’s a book that I heartily recommend that will give you all that and more:
Earl wrote this 220 page guidebook precisely to give wanna-be travelers all the information, encouragement and life perspectives they need to ‘take the leap’.
Like me, Earl has been traveling solo around the world, non-stop since 1999. In fact, we both started in SE Asia, within 1 year of each other.
We’ve each financed our travels by different means and have visited many different places, but we both understand that long-term indefinite world travel is very much do-able. For ordinary people.
Look at me! Look at Earl! We’re both doing it! Come join us and thousands of other travelers out in the world!
[ btw- Earl’s travel blog, Wandering Earl, was recently declared by Time Magazine as the top travel blog of 2012. When you read a few of Earl’s posts on his site, you’ll see exactly why. ]
How to Live a Life of Travel really covers absolutely everything any potential world travelers might be wondering or worried about for traveling the world. Even I was surprised at how thorough this book is.
First of all:
What’s stopping you from following your dreams to travel the world?
Earl addresses this very important topic by presenting several different perspectives on life / attitudes towards life / and excellent reasons why you should go travel the world instead of missing out. Through these perspectives and several reflective questions, Earl offers lots of motivation and food for thought that will lead you to actually taking the steps to follow your dreams to travel.
Earl also shares his own story of how he ‘accidentally’ became an indefinite world traveler. He didn’t have much money nor did he know how to go about continuous world travels either. He figured it out as he went. You can too.
Here’s one of the important questions Earl asks:
Are you happy with your life?
Think about it
Paying for a life of travel
The most frequent question I get from hopeful travelers is how I afford to travel.
I’d be willing to wager that that’s the most frequent question most other travel bloggers and world travelers hear, too.
In fact, I’d be willing to guess that’s one of your major questions too. Right?
How to afford travel seems to be the most puzzling aspect of long-term travel for many wanna-be globe-trotters. Perhaps it’s the main factor holding most people back from following their dreams of traveling the world.
Earl covers this very important and ‘mysterious’ topic in great depth.
He first discusses the actual cost of world travel, based on his 12 years of non-stop travels to over 80 countries on 6 continents.
Traveling is a lot cheaper than you think!
I can confirm that as well.
Then Earl details dozens of job opportunities around the world, in a variety of fields and destinations. He includes many click-able links to websites that have more in-depth information and/or job listings. Earl also discusses jobs you can create for yourself, based on your own skills and talents.
Finally, he talks about several different ways to earn money online. After all, if you work online, you can live/travel anywhere, as long as there’s internet connection.
Earl’s extensive work suggestions and website links to job / work opportunities just go to prove that anyone who wants to travel the world can easily earn a living overseas, work online, or otherwise make enough money to travel for as long as they want.
Check out all the amazing, concrete work opportunities he shares in his book!
Other important aspects of traveling the world
After Earl demonstrates that earning money is not actually a deterrent to world travel, he then delves into every other aspect of world travel that people could possibly have questions or worries about. He covers:
–> visas, immunizations, health insurance, packing and what to take, flights, buses, trains, accommodation options, safety, communications, home sickness and loneliness, meeting people and making friends, relationships, and good travel attitudes.
With each topic, Earl dishes out more click-able links to useful websites. Websites to find the best flight deals. Websites for hostels and hotels. Websites for special train passes. And many others.
At the end of the book, Earl presents an incredibly thorough resources page – 6 full pages of click-able website links, covering all the topics he’s covered in the book.
If you want to travel the world like me or Earl or thousands of other travelers out here following our dreams, read How to Live a Life of Travels and come join us out here in the world!
Whether you want to travel 1 month or 3 months, make a 1-year RTW trip, take a career break or see something of the world before you settle into a career, you can make your travel dreams a reality.
Go for it! You definitely will not regret it!
What’s your biggest concern, worry or fear about traveling the world?
What’s holding you back from following your travel dreams?
When are you going to get over it and come join us out in the world? !