Many people dream of traveling around the world, but few actually ever get the opportunity to do so. Sometimes it’s the expense of being able to travel for months on end and other times it’s just that you have gotten so busy with everyday life that time just slips away from you. Before you know it, you have a family and a fulltime job and there simply isn’t time to take an extended trip. Actually, you could take the family with you because there are plenty of things you can do online to earn an income. Why not take your work with you? You could always work your way around the world, one blog at a time. Here are some important things you should consider before setting out on your journey.
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
One of the best ways to document your travels is photo journaling. So many people are just like you. They have always wanted to take a hiatus from work (or school!) to make their way around the world to see and do things they might never get another chance to experience. While you may have a monetized blog and you may sell your articles as a source of income, photo journaling actually helps you sell more articles.
Great photos of exotic locations and off-the-beaten path treasures are hard to find. Do yourself a favor. Before heading out, invest in a good camera with a variety of lenses. Great equipment doesn’t need to cost a small fortune, and you can find everything from cameras and lenses to accessories on sites like sigma-rumors.com. You will also find all the information you need on the equipment available. When writing travel blogs, a picture really is worth a thousand words.
While many bloggers do travel with their families, it really is simpler to travel solo. You have a wider variety of places you can stay at low costs. Hostels are available throughout much of Europe and if the seasons are warm, you could even backpack the continent with a lightweight tent, a camera and a few emergency supplies. The object of writing about your travels is to document things other bloggers probably haven’t seen in the same way you will be seeing them. Plan on staying enough time in any one location to get a real feel for the people and places you visit. Authenticity is the key to effective writing, and only time will give you the ability to get that real feel.
Don’t Miss the Opportunity of a Lifetime
One of the things traveling bloggers lament is passing up on once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Nothing is forever and if you don’t get it on paper in words and pictures, that opportunity may never arise again. For example, in March 2017 Gozo’s Azure Window crashed into the sea during a storm. This amazing natural rock archway jutting off the land is no longer. For years tourists were attracted to Gozo to see this natural phenomenon and now they will never have a chance. Many videos and photographs are out there, but wouldn’t you have loved to be the one who shot that perfect exposure? Wouldn’t you like to have your before and after pictures on the cover of a popular magazine, online or in hard copy?
When you are young, time is on your side. Travel the world, documenting every step of the way. Sell your stories. Sell your pictures, all the while seeing sights you may never have an opportunity to visit again. This is a journey you’ll never forget, and why should you? Your words and photos will last a lifetime and they are meant to be shared.