If you are aiming to travel around the world but you don’t have a big inheritance coming you need to carefully plan where you intend to go and how much your real budget is.
Planning a nine-month tour in Europe plus a month in Japan may require you to spend a lot of money. You need to have a lot of big savings or you may need to have an online business while doing your tour to keep you covered.
If you focus first on cheaper destinations, you may be able to travel to most great places and your spending may even be cheaper to what you spend at home.
Here are some questions you should ask yourself before you plan your adventure:
What countries should I travel?
If you are not made of money, consider the cost of the country you want to go to. For instance, you can stay two months in Indonesia, but if you go the Norway or Switzerland you may just have to stay there for two weeks with almost the same budget.
Czech Republic and Austria share the same border but the cost in Czech Republic is just half the price of Austria. This is the same for Guatemala and Belize, with Guatemala cheaper than Belize.
Go where your budget would really stretch so you can enjoy your days in that country while not being bounded by cost.
Should I move around too much?
If you are a conscious traveller, moving from place to place may not be practical at all. In most cases, having a bucket list is not at all wise since you are forced to go from places to places at fast pace way which will eat most of your savings.
Slow travel, on the other hand, will allow you to meet more people, make friends with them, and at the same time get to know more of your surroundings. In the end, you will be left with more great memories.