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Ten advantages of long term travel

We believe long term travel made every one of us stronger people, more capable of facing anything. Here’s 10 advantages of long term travel to inspire you to start your journey as soon as possible.

Long term travel can be one of the most enriching experiences you have in your life.

Everybody loves long term travel because we know it molded us into the resilient, strong people we are today! In short, long term travel has made us better humans. For that reason alone, we always recommend to everyone around us to experience long term travel at least once in their lifetime. But be careful... it’s addictive! What is long term travel?

There is no exact definition for long term travel.

Some people say it means traveling for more than three or six months, others say it’s traveling one or two years. It really depends... Generally, long term travel is freedom. Not only physically but especially mentally. It’s jumping off a cliff and building a plane on the way down. Well, not literally! Please, don’t try this at home.

Long term travel is buying a one-way ticket and not knowing when or from where you are flying back home. It’s not having anything planned. It’s ending up staying a month in a place you fell in love with, when originally you thought you were only staying overnight. It’s changing your itinerary last-minute because you met a friend you connected with, or who knows, the love of your life! It’s going against the grain of the typical touristic route. It’s having local friends... and so much more.

Long term travel is about more than simply visiting places, it’s about experiencing them. Ultimately, it’s about doing whatever in the world you want with your “tomorrow.” Now, that’s what we call freedom! How do you know if you’re ready for long term travel?

Well... you don’t. But chances are, you are ready!

You may have read a ton of long term travel blogs to get inspired. Or gone through a long term pre-travel checklist to feel prepared, but... you are still not feeling ready. The truth is that the moment where you’ll realize you are ready for long term travel will never come, because it doesn’t exist!

There are only a few basic things regarding your health and documentation you should take care before leaving for long term travel, but other than that, all you need is a big leap of courage and NOTHING else!

We know this is way easier said than done, and it’s certainly easier for some than for others. But if you’re considering long term travel, you should go for it. Seriously, if at any point you’ve dreamt of long term travel, stop dreaming — just go! Long term travel has truly never been easier; now is the time! And if you have never considered or dreamt of it, we challenge you to do it anyway. We guarantee you will benefit from it, love it, and in the end, you’ll end up thanking us.