While the festive season is associated more with curling up on the sofa by the fire and watching films all day, there is always a new adventure waiting for you come the new year. People are running around shopping and preparing for Christmas Day, so it can be easy to push those dreams of foreign lands to the back of your mind.
But there are so many places to go and see that this can be difficult. What’s even more difficult, is deciding exactly what your next foray into unfamiliar places may be. Here are some options for when the festive fun is over, and you want to get back out on the open road.
The problem that many people face when wanting to travel is the lack of money. Thankfully, workaway programs are available for most destinations worldwide. Unlike the traditional backpacking culture, a workaway gives you the opportunity to work in local communities and get a real taste of the culture.
Typically, you will be set up with a host family who will be able to teach you about the environment and provide you with room and board. Some options are volunteer-only, but not having to spend money on accommodation and transit, as well as immersing yourself in a new culture, will make those hard days work all that bit sweeter.
If there are a lot of places to see and not that much time or money to do it, then undertaking a road trip could be the solution. For the best value for money, searching for local RV auctions are a great way to get your hands on transport, and split the cost with a group of friends.
Taking a road trip offers you the freedom to do things on your own time, while also avoiding those daunting plane journeys. When participating in group tours, you are often restricted by schedules and itineraries, but having your own transport means you can stay as long or as little as you want in whatever places you might encounter.
TEACHING ENGLISH ABROAD
English is not the worldwide language for no reason. Schools in countries such as the Middle East and Far East Asia are always looking for native English speakers to teach their students in bilingual schools and will often assist with arranging visas and accommodation, allowing you to stay as long as you like.
For the best results, it is wise to complete a TEFL Certification Course, which, while not always necessary, will enhance the likelihood of finding work. A TEFL qualification will sometimes even guarantee you better pay rate among these schools and leave you in higher demand.
Lots of people dream about dropping everything and going on an adventure as soon as possible. With the number of services and opportunities available, there will always be a chance for you to see as much of the world as possible, and in some cases, you might even be able to get paid while doing it. The world is such a vast place, and so it seems like a waste to only roam the streets of your own hometown.