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  1. Paige C Totaro at |

    Great question, Michelle. The first step – and this might sound really obvious but I’m going to put it here anyway because my husband and I dreamed about it for many years before we did this – is to decide you are going to do it and make a plan.

    People do it in different ways. Some people have jobs they can do from anywhere. Some look for sponsors for their blogs and social media to cover some of their expenses. Some start with a budget and work backwards from that.

    We budgeted $100 per day for food and lodging, and on average – though using couchsurfing, staying with friends, negotiating discounts with hotels and airbnbs, and doing social media posts in exchange for free or discounted lodging – we stuck to that. So we knew we needed that much cash ($100 x # of days traveling), plus whatever we would spend on the transportation.

    Then we tried to keep our transportation costs as low as possible. We spent way more than we needed to in this department because we didn’t want to plan too much in advance. We wanted the flexibility to go where we wanted, when we wanted. But there are ways to build up frequent flyer miles and use them smartly to get around the world efficiently.

    Look for blogs about long-term travel and nomadic families, and you’ll find many different ways to do it.

  2. Michelle at |

    I just found your site and it is wonderful! Can you tell me how you finance a year of traveling? I homeschool as well and my husband and I have talked about doing something like this….mostly just dreaming about it though.

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