More Than A Getaway: Staying Abroad For A Longer Time

For the truly dedicated travellers out there, sometimes it is desirable to stay away for a much longer time than usual. When you travel for longer, you have the opportunity to see much more, take in more and meet more people. You will also feel that you have made much more of the chosen destination, something that is always going to be a huge benefit.

However, there are also always going to be challenges when you wish to stay abroad for a longer period of time. In this post, we are going to look into some of the things that you might want to consider if you are keen on travelling for longer.

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The Finances

It probably goes without saying, but the longer you want to travel the more money you are going to need. Almost everything about travelling costs money in some way or another, and even just to have somewhere to stay and something to eat you will need to be fairly well funded. If you are wondering how you might be able to get together the money for a longer trip, one of the easiest ways is just to budget yourself more strictly.

If you do this well enough, you can be sure to afford a longer trip, all without having to really make too much of a difference to how you travel. Of course, you can also spend more time saving more money before you leave in the first place, and that alone can make a huge difference too. However you do it, you must ensure that you have enough money to make it last.

The Baggage

It’s worth remembering, too, that the longer you travel, the more you are likely to need to have with you. This can often begin to post something of a challenge, especially when it gets to past the month or so mark. The riddle here is knowing how to be able to take plenty with you but without losing any, and be able to carry it all as well.

One particularly useful solution is just to use a storage service, such as you can find in most tourist destinations. For a small charge, these places will be able to store much of your baggage as you travel around, meaning in particular that daily excursions are not going to be such a hassle. This will help hugely when it comes to trying to enjoy the travelling as much as you can.

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The Itinerary

If you are going to be travelling for a long time, you might as well do what you can to make the most of it. There are many aspects which this might entail, but arguably one of the most important will be to fit in as much as you can into the trip. There is little point in staying abroad for so long if you are not going to actually see and do much more. Keep your itinerary packed and do whatever you can to make the most of it, and you will be much gladder that you extended the stay.

Andy Higgs
Andy Higgs

I know what it's like to go from being a crazy backpacker without a care in the world, via being a vaguely sensible parent to being an adventurer once more. In other words, evolving into a Grown-up Traveller.

Like everyone else, I love to travel, have visited a lot of countries and all that but my big thing is Africa.

I also own and run The Grown-up Travel Company as a travel designer creating personalised African itineraries for experienced adventurers

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