Ever since a kid I’ve had an inner urge to travel as nomadic humans once did. Lately, this has been increasing. The sound of leaving everything behind and starting anew into the unknown sounds far too adventurous to not do.
If I am to do this I want to do it right. I want it to be somewhat spontaneous, but also I should know what I am getting into. What is the best way to travel light and around aimlessly? Train hopping? Hitchhiking? A car? Where do I eat? I’ve heard stores dump good food all the time just because it is past the expiration date so dumpster hopping is an idea. Possibly berries and other natural sources from the ground?
Anyways, I would love to hear from others who have ever done this and what to do and what not to do.
Yeah I too wish I could muster up the courage to do this! It always seemed so interesting to just go and go, and not have to worry about whats behind you, only whats ahead. What I would say is.. don’t worry about how you’re going to get around, where you’re going to eat.. and figure it out as you go. Combine all of those types of travel and ideas together and see where it ends up getting you!
@blankey, I suggest you check out travel blogs. You should also choose a continent or general area before you make the trip, just so you have some idea about the culture and amount of money you’ll need to bring/ways to save money in the region.
I personally favour http://www.wanderingearl.com because he travels on a really tight budget for long periods (he’s been travelling for nearly 5,000 days after leaving America with only $1500)
@blankey, A lot of people don’t like the monetary system, but depending on where you go you couldfind a lot f markets where trading is accepted. No money wouldn’t work very well if you’re going out of the country for a while (visas and all). Have you considered volunteering with HelpX or WWOOF? You’d get free room and board in exchange for volunteering work
I’ve also been dreaming about doing this for years. I recently came across this post that maybe you should check out that was inspiring to me.
And like the others said, read up on a bunch of travel websites.
and you should check out workaway.info and couchsurfing.org which would be good places to start for new travellers who are nervous or unsure of what to do once they land in a new country.
There are a 110 countries you can enter without paying for a visa, avoid touristy places this video is quite good, i’m thinking about it myself the more I research the smaller the world seems. Already been living abroad for a year now though but could do with moving on.
Dumpster hopping should stay an idea in my opinion, each to their own though.