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5 Tips for Traveling While Working Full Time

Traveling the world is the dream for so many people. Who wouldn’t want to just pack up their belongings, hop on a plane, and never look back? However, there is one little thing that holds most of us back… Work. How can you travel around the world and maintain a full-time job? Surely it’s impossible, right? Wrong! Here are 5 tips for traveling while working full time.

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A bit at a time

If you can’t afford to quit your job and travel the world – who can?! – then you may want to rethink your travel plans. Instead of backpacking around the whole globe in 6 months, do it a little bit at a time instead. Work out how much vacation time you can take off work and try to maximize it by booking around public holidays that you may already get off. It might take you longer to see the world, but it will certainly be more cost-effective. Write out a list of all the places you want to go and the best time to travel to them. Work to save up some money, book, and travel. Come back, rinse and repeat. It’s that simple!

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Ask for a sabbatical

If you’ve been at your place of work for a while, then you may be entitled to a sabbatical. Not all companies offer this, but you might get lucky. A sabbatical is basically like extended vacation time, where you can come back to your job at the end of it. Some employers may even offer a whole year as sabbatical! As long as you have saved up enough money to get you started, then this might be the best way to travel as a full-time worker.

Become your own boss

If you read my blog regularly, you’ll know that I run my own digital marketing business called The Social Alternative. This means that I get a bit more freedom to work full-time while on the move. If you can take the leap, becoming your own boss may be the best thing you’ve ever done. You can go freelance in a whole host of different areas, from writing to social media marketing, and web development to graphic design. All you’re going to need is a laptop and a whole load of motivation to get going. The world can then, literally, become your oyster.

Travel blogging

If you’re not too sure about setting up your own business, how about becoming a travel blogger? It’s not quite as easy as that, of course, and you’re going to need to put in a bit of work first. However, if you can grow your blog and audience, then it can quickly become a full-time job. One that lets you travel the world, doing what you love, and even getting paid for it. What could be better than that?

Working abroad

If the idea of taking a laptop with you on your travels fills you with dread, then you may want to work abroad instead. In a Secret Traveller post, written by experts over at 1Cover, one of their top tips is to work or volunteer along the way – especially if you need to top up your funds. You don’t necessarily have to work full time, as sometimes there are places that will let you work part-time in exchange for food and accommodation. This will give you the rest of your vacation time to explore all your chosen destination has to offer.

Have you ever considered trying to travel and juggle work at the same time? How would you do it? Let me know in the comments!

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6 thoughts on “5 Tips for Traveling While Working Full Time”

  1. charlotte severn

    Great tips!, It seems impossible to get away when you work full time. A little at a time is a great way to do it!.

  2. These are great ideas!!!

    I was once encouraged to apply for a job where I would travel the world for 3 months and be paid 24 grand plus 8 grand for my travels each month and all i had to do was document the travelling with a blog and youtube channel!!!
    I was with my boyfriend at the time and in uni so I felt like I would have been giving up too much to do it but what an amazing opportunity that would have been!!!

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