5 Questions to ask yourself before going on a trip

There are some things that you should prepare for in advance depending on how long you plan to travel and what country you have chosen.  You should solidify your desire to travel by asking yourself some crucial questions.

Sometimes life situations can prevent us from our desire to travel.  Perhaps you are at the start of a  new relationship, job or a property investment.  Not everyone has the luxury to quit everything to travel the world!  However you can find a balance between your desire for adventure and your comfortable routine.  Here are a few questions to ask yourself so that you can see things more clearly.

Once you have these answered, it makes narrowing things down a whole lot easier.

Here are 5 Important Questions to ask before travelling:

1. What is the aim of your trip?

Do you want a change of scene as you are fed up of your routine, colleagues or your country’s climate? Be alert, day-to-day stresses are no excuse to drop anything. Mind that travelling (whether alone or accompanied) includes asking a few questions so you are confident that you make the right choice. If you want to learn a language without necessarily leaving everything to live abroad, there are many alternatives, such as a few weeks’ language internships or a month’s volunteering in the summer. In fact, your desire to travel can be realized even though a more lively professional routine!  Now you will no longer be frustrated!

2. How long is your trip?

The length of your trip will determine not only the breadth but the depth of it as well. If you have only 3 months and you’re attempting a classic RTW itinerary, then you have to accept that you’re going to hit the highlights and not a whole lot more. If you have a year to do the same route, then you’re going to add depth by virtue of the additional time. Are you planning to move forward the whole time and stay in hostels? Or are you planning to rent local places for weeks to months at a time and dig a little deeper in the regions that matter to you?

3. Are your documents up to date?

Obtaining a visa isn’t always as easy as it would seem, and in the case of hiccups, you have to make sure you leave enough time before your journey. It is also a good idea to check that your passport is up to date as well before buying your flights. If it’s not up to date, then, do you have time to renew my passport before then?

4. Do you have the required finances to fund the trip?

If you are leaving to live abroad to work and you have already found your dream job the financial aspect won’t be a problem.  However, finding a decent apartment is another story.  If your travel plans are a road trip style without a definitive end date, you should make sure you have an idea of how far your finances can take you so you don’t spend more than your means. How much is in my budget?

5. Have you found somewhere to stay?

When you think of exploring the globe with a backpack, lodging is easier to hit than if you’re going to be living in an metropolitan area.  Have you already found a job?  Well done!  All you need to do is find a place to stay. Seek to have a few options before you arrive so you can stop living in luxurious hotels with people you don’t meet or forking up lots of money before you find yourself an apartment.