When you travel for an entire year, it only makes sense to cut costs at home. If you live in a rented apartment, you can simply move out; otherwise, you should think about renting your apartment or house for the time you are gone, or at least cutting back on expenses that aren’t absolutely necessary (like internet and TV).
You can likewise drop your cell phone contract, since it’s more helpful to utilize unfamiliar SIM cards abroad and you can in any case associate with your loved ones through Wi-Fi.
Paying when you’re abroad Most of the time, each country has its own currency. With the exception of an “emergency stash” of a few hundred dollars, you should avoid carrying cash on your trip and instead use an ATM to get cash when you need it. It’s a good idea to bring multiple credit and debit cards with you in case an ATM won’t accept all of them or if something bad happens and you lose one of your cards. What happens if the unthinkable occurs and you lose all of your credit cards? Well, if you give your next of kin permission to access your bank account at home, they can use Western Union to send money to you.
Healthcare: Have a general health check with your doctor, dentist, and, if you’re a woman, your gynecologist before you go on your trip around the world. If you take your medications on a regular basis, your doctor will give you more of them. In order to avoid any problems, they should also include a signed statement that you are supposed to take the medication.
Also, check whether you need to get vaccinated or take malaria medications. Some vaccinations are required, like those against yellow fever, while others are suggested, like those against rabies and hepatitis A and B. If you bring your vaccination record book with you on your trip, you can go to a hospital abroad and get vaccinated later if you discover while you’re traveling that you didn’t get a vaccine.