I don’t know who started it, but there’s a trend online of people advocating full-time travel like it’s a cure-all drug.
Well, it’s not.
In fact, for some, it would be the worst thing they can do. They may have ill family members to care for or they may owe huge student loans or they may simply prefer to enjoy their travels in small doses.
In any case, it’s perfectly normal for people to choose not to quit their jobs to travel; it’s possible they may even (gasp!) love their jobs.
You don’t have to quit your job to travel the world and learn deep stuff from other cultures.
Yes, full-time travel gives you more time to really immerse yourself in new cultures. It also often works out to be cheaper than short vacations. But then staying in one place and getting a regular job could be the best way to maximize your earnings.
There are infinite ways to travel and just as many ways to afford it.
That’s what Nomad Wallet is about: the various ways people make traveling possible, given the amount of money and time they have.
I’ve only interviewed a handful of travelers for my Other Travelers’ Money section, yet they all have radically differing approaches to funding their travels. (The Other Travelers’ Money section contains interviews with travelers about money; my first interview with Anne Sutherland-Smith is already up if you want to check it out.)
It doesn’t matter if you travel full-time or two weeks a year. It doesn’t matter if you keep your day job or freelance as a digital nomad.
All that matters is you get to see the world in a way that makes you happy.
To read more about travelers who choose not to do it full time, check out all the posts under the tag “keep the day job”.