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Life-Long journeys


Travel has always been and remains the most popular topic, few things can compare to the intensity of its impressions. Some consider traveling as periodic trips for new experiences, while others live in permanent travels. What is life-long journey and how does it differ from ordinary travels?

Who are all these people?

Life-long journey – is life on the move. Wandering musicians and actors – an excellent prototype of such a lifestyle. Today, life-long journeys are gaining momentum, finding its followers among ordinary people who leave their native places and go to live on constant journeys, making companions and children in their journey.

Life-long travelers are people who live and work, changing countries and cities at their own discretion. The key concept of nomadism is to maximize the breadth of mind and seek new experiences away from the monotonous place of residence.

Compared to conventional tourism with its predetermined vacation or tour dates, lifelong journey has no set time limits. They are not bound by the vast geographical expanse of their movements as the location changes mainly within a specified financial and domestic model.

Undoubtedly, there are certain limitations that can be brought to the concept of lifelong journey, but this usually does not include formal boundary crossings, living in another cultures, and intercontinental movements.

Who would benefit from lifelong journey?

If you're a romantic at heart and traveling is your jam, then you'll love lifelong journeys. Nomadic life introduces a different way of life and earning, and in modern times this is directly related to freelancing. Regardless of a flexible schedule, in such a life format it is important to self-organize in order to find time to work and rest.

Living in different cities is no different from settling down for good. A certain amount of time is taken up by work, everyday life, and of course exploring the country and its culture. The periodic transfers from one place to another bring joy from the very idea and way of its implementation.

Where to start your life-long journey?

Life-long traveling starts with a spark of an idea. This concept is unique in that it quickly becomes either beloved and clear or fades away for rational reasons — the choice is yours. Study the laws of the country you are choosing to stay temporarily in, get to know local customs, find like-minded people, and gather pertinent information to stay one step ahead of unexpected surprises.

Life-long traveling requires total self-organization. In addition to a clear understanding of the locations, it is necessary to keep track of household and communication spheres, as each country is unique in this regard.

It is better for newcomers to start near their 'nesting' place. Once settled into their new environment and having gained basic experience of life away from home, they can then travel to distant countries.

It is necessary to choose a convenient mode of transport for travel. Aircraft are convenient, but due to the high cost it is better to use them only when necessary. In the city and surrounding areas, you can move by public transport or by bicycle.

It is better to choose inexpensive apartments, ideally with a kitchen and all amenities for living.

Living on the road requires a basic minimum of what is needed, taking into account the time of year, weather conditions and local climate.

It is necessary to determine the way of earning on the road and think about leisure, because traveling is a full and real life.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Lifelong traveling

The benefits of a life on a journey include:

Financial economy – life on a journey differs drastically from predetermined travel in terms of cost.

Indelible impressions in much larger volume than what is available to the public.

Complete freedom of action, within the framework of the culture and laws of the country, of course.

Daily variety of flavors.

There are no restricting factors such as time and the need to go to work.

Disadvantages of a life on a journey include:

Emergencies cases – no one is immune from emergencies

Unsuitable climate and local diseases

Unusual national cuisine

If you are traveling the world with your family, including children, there may be difficulties with education and health care.

Ignorance of local laws and traditions can also become an obstacle to travel, so it is better to study them carefully before starting.

How to find like-minded people?

Thanks to social networks, it is not difficult today to find sites and blogs of people with similar interests. Today, more and more people go on long journeys to brighten up the monotonous leisure and fill their lives with an endless stream of impressions. Many experienced life-long travelers are happy to share their knowledge on this topic.


March 18, 2024 04:35 am



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Lana Gardmann
December 18, 2022 12:16 pm
I had a friend who traveled the world in this way with a foreign husband, worked as a freelance web programmer, he is an English tutor. In the wanderings they got a child. Subsequently, something went wrong and now leads a sedentary lifestyle in a small town, with another family. Travels traditionally)
December 18, 2022 02:45 am
A very good topic. But the trouble is that life on suitcases is not always comfortable and you get tired of it quickly enough. \n\nThe second problem is the dulling of the perception of the camp - everything merges into one general impression, and often you can't remember in which country you saw this or that. The same problem exists for those who travel to different countries several times a week.
Lana Gardmann
December 18, 2022 02:50 am
It seems that they do not hang around, but settle somewhere for months. Such partial assimilation
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Lana Gardmann
December 18, 2022 02:38 am
I read it and thought about it…