How to Get Started Traveling Right NOW

I’ll never forget my first international trip.

I was down in the dumps, upset with my lot in life, and wholly done with corporate wage slavery.

So I quit my job and booked a one-way ticket to Central America.

With a brief stopover in Miami for a weekend of abject degeneracy.

Less than a few weeks later, I was sprawled out on South Beach nursing a hangover.

Me and two of my best friends in the world downing Gatorade while swapping tales of how our nights ended up.

Apparently the squad had put in work the night before.

I couldn’t help but smile.

Just a little over a month ago…

I would have been sitting in my cubicle trying to sell copiers to old ladies.

Instead, I was enjoying paradise with people I actually cared about.

The travel bug bit me before I knew what to do with it.

And shit only got worse once I got to Central America.

Stunning beaches, exhilarating tours, heavy boozing, and making every attempt imaginable to fulfill my carnal desires increased my love for life on the road.

Before I knew it, I was a junkie.

An addict.

Traveling far and wide to fulfill my need for the next high.

The next adventure.

The next conquest.

Shit, to this day I still love exploring new lands, meeting new people, and diving head over heels into a new culture.

Hungover Miami mornings.

How to Get Started Traveling Right NOW

Surprisingly…

My love for life on the road leads to many a question on social media and email.

Every week people hit me up asking about how to travel the world, make money online, and a bunch of other random shit.

I’d like to think the questions come in because my vibe is authentic and open.

Because I’m honest about how I fund my life of adventures by making money from a computer screen.

Not some “guru” claiming to know it all.

Just a dude hustling online and making shit happen to achieve his goals.

But whatever it is, I’ve noticed a commonality between many of the questions I get.

Confusion.

People don’t understand how easy it is to travel the world these days.

How simple it is to live anywhere you desire on God’s green earth.

So I wanted to clear the air today.

To drop some quick knowledge on ye.

Well, more like common sense.

If you’re curious how to travel the world these days, here’s my answer.

To travel the world, you only need three things:

  • Desire
  • Time
  • Money

That’s it.

Nothing more. Nothing less.

If you want to live a life of adventure on the road, have freedom of time, and some money in the bank…

You can do it.

You can do it all night long.

Err, you get the point.

Those are the only three things you need in this day and age.

With cheap international flights, the advent of the Internet, and services like Airbnb

Traveling has never been easier.

You can book a flight online in minutes, rent a private apartment for the month, and arrive the following day.

No need for a travel agent, boots on the ground knowledge, or any of that jazz.

But how do you get the time?

The money?

That’s even easier once you have the desire.

Once you know you’re ready to hit the road.

Let me break it down…

  • Freedom of Time

To put it simply, you can’t travel or live abroad with a job that ties you down to a physical location.

You either need a:

  • Career that allows you to work remotely
  • An online business
  • No job at all

Those are the only three options.

This is fairly straight forward in my mind.

Pretty damn simple.

Not rocket science, fam.

Freedom of time means freedom of location.

You can live anywhere – regardless of if you’re working or nah.

You have zero demands that tie you down to a single location.

This is the first step.

For some people, this means quitting their “real” jobs.

  • Financial Independence

The money side of things is where it gets a little trickier.

You either need to have money in the bank or make bank while you move around.

You don’t want to travel around like a backpacking hobo begging for scraps and staying in shitty hostels months on end.

I’ve stayed in hostels.

They blow after a couple nights of partying.

Personally, I’d say you want to rent a private apartment.

But that costs more cash.

This is where many a would be vagabond gets tied up.

Savings eventually runs out.

Unless you’ve already made it and have millions in the bank, which ensures you wouldn’t be reading this blog post.

Thus, making cold hard cash online becomes essential for vagabonds in question.

It’s why many perpetual travelers also manage online businesses.

Because it’s damn near the only way to stay on the road long term.

An absolute essential for adventure addicts looking to avoid a mundane suburban existence back home.

Enjoying my freedom in the Dominican Republic.

The Issue?

People ask me these questions.

I answer em’ to the best of my ability.

Kind of like the above.

If you want to get started traveling, create a life where you have freedom of time – then make some cash online.

You’re all set.

But the vast majority of people never do jackshit.

They watch others take action.

They ask the right questions.

Seeking information.

Then they don’t ever take action.

Pure mental masturbation of the highest order.

Fook that!

If you don’t care about traveling the world, that’s perfectly fine. You won’t find me encouraging a certain lifestyle on others.

Not my cup of tea.

Just be yourself, broski.

But if you’re one of those people who would love to see the world, immerse yourself in another culture, and make connections around the globe…

What are you waiting for?

There’s no excuses these days.

Long-term travel is realistic for each and every person reading this post.

Stop bullshitting yourself and start taking action.

Create a life where you have freedom of time.

Make some money online.

And book a fookin’ flight!

P.S: If the make money online side of things trips you up, I break that down on the daily right here.

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Jake D

Travel junkie turned blogger. Location independent. From the Midwest, but often based in Latin America. Big on beaches, rumba, and rum. Addicted to the gym. Committed to showing a different style of travel - one that involves actually interacting with locals and exploring different cultures.

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