How To Start Planning A Year Off At Any Age

How do you plan a year off?

We've all had the fantasy of quitting our life to travel the world and have a great adventure. Just like the movies.

Yet for 99.9% of us that is how it stays, a fantasy. The practicalities of life bog us down and convince us that it's not possible.

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How To Find Cheap Travel Accommodations

The number one expense I worry about as a long term traveler are my accommodations. Hotels and long term travel don't mix. Unless your last name is Hilton, hotels are just not an option. Over this past year I've tried many different types of accommodations that I never thought in a million years I would try. This has become an extension of my travel experience.

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The Good, The Bad And The Ugly With Solo Travel

I've read lots of articles on the subject of solo travel. More often than not, these articles tend to romanticize the concept of being a solo-traveler. I feel like they give half the picture on what it's like to travel on your own, which I think is not fair to the reader. Don't get me wrong, I'm a solo traveler and have been all my life. So I'm very familiar with the the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of traveling on my own. These are my two cents on this subject.

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Easy Ways To Make Friends While Traveling Solo

Most people don't try solo travel because they fear being alone. They presume it'll be difficult to meet people and make new friends. While this might happen, the reality (in my experience) is the opposite. In my travels I've met a large number of people under many different circumstances. Traveling solo actually opens you up to the possibility of making new friends. It forces you to become more social.

If you're hesitant about traveling alone or are looking for ideas on how to meet people on your trips, below are some easy tips to make friends while traveling solo:

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How To Always Book The Cheapest Airfares

Trying to find the best deals when booking airline tickets can be a frustrating experience. Prices constantly fluctuate and the true cost of flights are hidden under the add-on fees airlines now charge. Trying to time when and how to buy tickets can feel as tricky as timing the stock market. So to ease your pain, here are my tips to help you get the upper hand when booking your tickets to nail the best possible price.

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12 Rules To Memorize To Stay Safe While Traveling Solo

Traveling solo is a great adventure and wonderful way to the see the world. You're the captain of your ship and have complete control over where you go and what you see. There's no one to consult or negotiate with. It's an intoxicating freedom, but its important you keep your wits about you. Here are my 12 rules to staying safe while traveling solo.

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