When it comes to number 6, it all depends on the kind of travel you’re doing. If you intend to house sit, the time to join house sitting groups has come. Worldpackers.com is a good place to start if you’re looking for free lodging. If you’re on a tight budget, start looking for cheap places to stay on “Airbnb” and other websites like “booking.com.” However, starting your own lifestyle business and traveling the world as a digital nomad is the best way to achieve total travel freedom, as I mentioned above.

The Surin Islands: Starting a Lifestyle Business to Travel the World Since 2010, my husband and I have been earning all of our money online, allowing us to work and live anywhere in the world. The online landscape has changed a lot in the last few years, making it easier than ever to start, grow, and build a successful business entirely online without having to spend a lot of time in one place.

If you find the idea of starting a “business” intimidating, becoming a freelancer is the quickest way to realize your travel goals. Sign up for sites like Upwork.com or Guru.com, create a profile, and begin pitching for work by simply defining the skill sets you can offer other businesses. You can begin earning what you currently earn in your job within a few days, except you can work anywhere from anywhere! My step-by-step guide to becoming a freelancer can be found here.