Do you think it’s crazy to quit your 9-5 job to travel the world? Honestly, yes… and no! Some people might think that you are out of your mind for trading the great opportunities you have now for traveling. 

Sure, you have a good and stable job. But are you happy? Are you fulfilled? For sure, these questions have been bugging you lately, hence, thinking of your way out to this corporate cage and be free to explore the world. Don’t worry, you are not alone!

female traveler in a flower field in thailand

We’ve listed 10 reasons that might convince you to finally jump on the edge and travel full time!

1. Traveling is not only for the rich

Exploring the world can be pricey sometimes but believe it or not, it’s cheaper than you expected! You just have to unleash your good research and booking skills to score great travel deals depending on your budget.

2. You can be a digital nomad

Gone are the days you have to worry about using up all your savings while traveling and returning home with nothing. Digital nomad is in. Like many, you can now work remotely while traveling as long as you have a laptop and good internet connection. Here are the jobs that you may consider: Programmer, Website or App Developer, Writer, Social Media Marketer, Customer or Technical Support Representative, Language Teacher, Video Creator or a Blogger. 

3. You can get free accommodation in exchange for your service

Trust us, there are so many ways you can score a week-long stay or a night in a luxury hotel all for FREE! One of these is exchanging your creative skills, say writing an article, food blogging, painting, bookstore assistance, etc., for the place you’d like to stay in.

4. Travel as your new life goal

If you’re feeling stuck and don’t know what to do next in your life, this is one of the best inspirations that you can do for yourself. There are so many places to see within and outside the country that will surely put a smile on your face. If you’re single, this can be helpful for you to move on especially when you stay longer in different places.

5. You will learn (and be inspired) a lot from your adventures

Aside from the usual reading materials like books, magazines or articles from the internet, your travel experience is an addition to your knowledge. Nothing beats seeing and experiencing the places for yourself. It also makes you remember  the details better.

carefree girl on a train

6. You’ll find peace in a place where no one knows you

If you’re coming from a chaotic work environment with never-ending demands or deadlines and complaints of your colleagues, this would be your breather. No one knows you in the place you’re traveling so no one will bug you. For example, if you’re in a country that speaks a different language, you get less anxious if people talk about you. This is the time you realize what other travelers say that when you’re in a different place, no one cares.

7. You will discover who you really are

Long period of traveling will give you more time to reflect on what you really want, what works for you and what not anymore. This way, you’ll be able to discover yourself more and make your decision-making easier.

8. You will get to try different kinds of food

When you’re moving from place to place, you will be exposed to many traditional foods that you can add to your menu in the future. You might even discover some healthy alternatives or unique recipes that are not available from where you grew up.

9. You get to meet new friends from around the world

One of the greatest things about traveling is meeting new people that will turn out to be your good friends in the future. You will make good connections from around the world, and you will learn the different cultures that they have. Isn’t that exciting?

10. You will be more understanding

Being exposed to different places, knowing the history and meeting people from all walks of life, you become more understanding and less judgmental. Many travelers that you meet on your journey would also be helpful as they know how it feels when help is needed especially when they cannot find their way.

You don’t have to be scared to take a leap of faith and follow your dreams or traveling full time. It might not always be sunshine but through the storms, you’ll be stronger and you’ll be able to see the rainbow.

As a hotel company, ZEN Rooms supports the love for travel and we believe that traveling doesn’t have to cost you a lot. Check out www.zenrooms.com to see high-quality rooms in Southeast Asia with excellent customer service at an affordable price. Travel now, pay less!

 

 

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