Chiang Mai was one of the favorite locations among our group and for good reason! The laid back, blissfully calm atmosphere of the city along with its incredibly nice people and ultra affordable lifestyle made it very easy to fall in love and very difficult to leave
Cape Town is hands down one of the most beautiful cities in the world! It's a city where two oceans meet, where the backdrop of Table Mountain inspires awe, and wine country is a short drive away.
If you don't already know why we're excited about Cape Town, let's get into how we'll Live, Work, and Play in the "Mother City".
Medellín has a storied past but over the last twenty years, the city has done so much to revitalize its neighborhoods, public transportation, and arts culture. We know what typically comes to mind when people hear about Medellín, but there is SO much more to the city of eternal spring. Check out how we'll Live, Work, and Play while we're there.
Yes, everyone says they’re different. And long-term travel programs are everywhere these days, all promising to have you “living like locals” and “working anywhere”. These programs, like ours, typically cover your lodging, coworking space, a few activities, transportation, and pull together a group of dope individuals for you to travel with. They all seem fun, practical, exotic and overwhelmingly… similar.
So, how are you supposed to choose?
After people express the astonishment and excitement that something like living abroad for a year is even possible, the very next thing we always hear is “how did you afford that?”.
Before we get into it, we want to make sure you realize that the cost of the Wander Year program is pretty comparable to the cost of your monthly living expenses depending on where you live. So really, you’re already affording it.
Among the big decisions you have to make to prepare to embark on this journey, the financial decision is likely the biggest.
Let's break down what you really need in order to afford to participate in the Wander Year Experience.
The concept of a gap year is a funny thing. Especially when you’ve reached the age of 35. By that time in life, you should have it all figured out, right? A career, a life partner, maybe a little one or a furry friend? My story is a little different.
You hop onto Facebook and YET ANOTHER “Quit your job to travel the world” blog post pops up. You roll your eyes and wish there was a dislike button cuz this just ain’t real life for you.
You would love to travel the world, but you need things like health insurance and a steady paycheck because student loans and adulting. Plus, you're just not about that backpacker life.
Last year, we wrote a pretty comprehensive guide to landing a remote job. It’s hands down, our most popular blog post to date. But we’ve learned a lot since then and we’ve got more to share.
This time, we want to address the questions and comments we hear most often from people
So you want to work remotely? Well so does almost everybody. What makes you different from everybody else? I’ll tell you. Everybody else just WANTS it, you’re going to go after it.
What’s more is you’re going to go after it with intention and vigor, armed with valuable information thanks to this here blog post.
This is a big topic, let’s break it down:
Whoa man, if I had a dollar for the number of times I've been asked how the Wander Year crew could afford to travel for a year, I'd have all the money I need for a trip around the globe!
All of our situations were pretty unique. Some of us have worked throughout the year, some were aggressive savers, some sold assets, some raised money for the trip. No matter your situation, there are things you can do to afford to travel long-term.
This post is broken down into four sections: saving, cutting back, making extra money, and managing your finances. Let's go get this money, shall we?