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  1. Ryan Biddulph
    June 5, 2018 @ 10:29 am

    I love long term travel more than anything but totally vibe with your points. As for #2 we found a solution; house sitting. Long term travel works perfectly for sitters, who can set aside months to do sits all around the globe, rent-free. We have been sitting since 2014, doing sits in most spots save a few months here and there. Awesome way to see the world on the cheap and to always be around pets, which is big for us.

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    • dankiteski
      June 6, 2018 @ 11:37 am

      That’s a really interesting point, Ryan. I must admit I never thought about it but I might give it a try in the future 😀

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  2. Amy Aberasturi
    June 14, 2018 @ 12:30 am

    I am a long term traveler also, and you hit the nail on the head when you wrote, “In truth, this time will be much more like your everyday life than you might expect.” I stay in each country 1-6 months and must either get a job or work online. As a consequence, most of my day consists of me working to make a living, but when I do have freetime, it is definitely much more interesting than how I spend my freetime at home in the states.

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    • dankiteski
      June 15, 2018 @ 4:33 pm

      I’m glad you agree, Amy! Life goes on as normal, only in a different place but we still have to find ways to survive 🙂

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  3. Kavita Favelle
    June 14, 2018 @ 12:57 pm

    Definitely worth considering how long term travel is unlike the shorter trips many of us have done before. I think the advice to plan your time is particularly important, so you can pace yourself in terms of doing whatever it is you want to do in each place, but also not get so blase about having a lot of time that by the time you leave, you’ve actually not done a lot of what you wanted to do!!!

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    • dankiteski
      June 15, 2018 @ 4:35 pm

      Absolutely agree, Kavita. Time management is extremely important. We’ve all been there: thinking we have a lot of time to do things but actually not doing most of them before we leave. That’s also an important segment 🙂

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  4. Followingtherivera
    June 14, 2018 @ 3:01 pm

    These are some very useful tips! I agree about the accommodation; it definitely adds up after a while. And true about not liking your new country; the rose coloured glasses do come off!

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    • dankiteski
      June 15, 2018 @ 4:36 pm

      Definitely!

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  5. Toti and Alessia
    June 14, 2018 @ 4:03 pm

    Completely agree with every single part of this post, travelling isn’t as easy as seems. Thanks for sharing

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  6. Brianna
    June 14, 2018 @ 5:23 pm

    This is why I much prefer short term travel. I love having a home base with a routine that I can depend on when I return from my travels.

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    • dankiteski
      June 15, 2018 @ 4:37 pm

      That’s a good option too but living in another country also makes you learn new things and gain new perspectives by finding yourself in situations you would never experience back home. I guess both options have their pros and cons 🙂

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  7. eli
    June 15, 2018 @ 7:09 am

    A lot of this rings true! I’ve done long-term travel for the past couple of years and can definitely see where you’re coming from. I’ve actually saved money compared to living in the U.S. in terms of accommodation in most countries I travel to, but the rest is so true!

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    • dankiteski
      June 15, 2018 @ 4:39 pm

      Well yeah, that’s important too: comparing the living standard of the country you’re coming from and the countries you travel to 🙂 perhaps in some countries accommodation might even be cheaper compared to normal life in the US 🙂

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