Top 3 Benefits of
Long Term Travel
- Local Friends
- Less Travel Burn Out
- Cheaper Accommodation
Top 3 Benefits of
Why You Should Live Where You Travel
If quick 10 day trips are not cutting it for your cultural curiosity, check out these 3 benefits of spending extending periods of time in each new destination.
The benefits of a nomadic lifestyle are far and wide, just like your voyages! You can stay for 1–3 months at each destination and gain greater insight into a new culture. It is impossible to learn much about a new culture and language in just a week-long trip. That’s why living where you travel is such a good idea!
If you have location independence, I recommend staying in each spot for at least a month, if not more. This way you can meet local friends, relax into the rhythm of life, and gain a bit more fluency in language or cultural customs.
Benefit #1: Meet Local Friends
Meeting other travelers is enjoyable, but it’s advisable to meet local friends too. They can school you in the genuine customs and show you secret spots that even the most informative blog post won’t lead you to.
The best part, you can see how they interact in their community at a personal level and get infinite language lessons in real-time. They will tell you what’s safe and what you should pay for things. When you “settle” down for a month or two, you can form stronger bonds than you can when constantly in motion.
This has to be my top favorite benefit of a nomadic lifestyle!
Benefit #2: Avoid Travel Burn Out
Full-time travel is no joke. It can exhaust you and you may miss having a stronger in-person support network. For this reason, taking a few months in each country is ideal.
You can set up a base camp and then take mini expeditions to other areas. You can feel at home just long enough to get that travel itch again. This keeps travel exciting and lets you slow down to enjoy your present without constantly jumping on the next plane ride.
Benefit #3: Cut Housing Cost
If you need privacy for work and can’t spend every night at cheap hostels, Airbnb is probably your go-to housing solution. As long as you stay for at least a month, Airbnb will give you a monthly discount, sometimes cutting the cost in half. This is the primary way I could make my nomadic lifestyle work financially over the past 3 years.
Another option is to stay in a hostel while you make friends and scope out the best living options. It’s hard to find convenient spots to live without actually being in the city already. If you want a discount on your first Airbnb booking, hit the link below. Travel discounts are just another benefit of a nomadic lifestyle and you can find them everywhere 🙂
What’s your favorite thing about long-term traveling? Let me know in the comments!
If you enjoyed this article, travel back to Unparalleled Dimensions soon for more posts on travel, finances, and passive income.