Seeing The World On Your Own Terms

“I want to see the world!” This is something many of us will say during our lifetime – especially if you’ve landed on this blog! We know it can be done; we’ve seen people do it! But how can you do it on your terms? That is, how you want and when you want?

Traveling is a wonderful thing, but it’s even better if you do it your way. With this in mind, here is a guide to doing it on your terms.

Picture by Giorgio Montersino via Flickr
Picture by Giorgio Montersino via Flickr

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Your Own Terms: A Job That Entails Travel

If you want to be able to work in a “career” job and see the world, this is possible. For example, pilots do it, and so do air hostesses. They are able to work in a stable job with a pension and benefits while also seeing new sights. Although these two jobs are the first ones that spring to mind for most, there are many other jobs that allow you to travel the world.

Your Own Terms: The Dates You Travel

There are many factors that can restrict travel, and timing is one of them. Having a full-time job can really impinge on this as you will have limited holidays. This is why doing big chunks of travel in-between jobs is a great idea. Of course, you don’t have to see the world all at once. You can see it bit by bit, or spend a few years doing so! If you want to do the latter, one way to fund your travels is to work as you go. Even just a casual bar job or child-minding job will carry you through. If possible, find a job that includes your accommodation and a meal per day. Working in remote locations such as farms or vineyards often offers perks like this. You’ll also earn a bit on the side to stash up for when you’re ready to move on.

Picture by Global Panorama via Flickr
Picture by Global Panorama via Flickr

Your Own Terms: The Transport You Use

Airplanes are undoubtedly a fantastic way to travel. They make the world smaller, and flying can be even cheaper than any other form of transportation these days. But this isn’t a hard-and-fast rule. Traveling on your own terms also means using the transport that you want to. Sure, you can see Croatia by foot, but you can also see it by boat if you fancy! And yes, you can take internal flights around Australia, but you can also see it on a road trip. Australia is one place where many believe RV travel isn’t possible because of how big the country is. But if you go to the East Coast, Brisbane and Sydney are only a 10-hour drive apart. And from Sydney to Melbourne, it’s less than another 10 hours!

Picture by Matthew Hurst via Flickr
Picture by Matthew Hurst via Flickr

Your Own Terms: Going Together, or Solo

Many people wrongly presume that the only way to travel safely and enjoyably is to go with another person. If you think this is what would make you happy, then go for it. But don’t be tied down to this idea. For some, traveling alone can be even more enjoyable, and more fulfilling. Don’t discount it as an option – just do your research into staying safe while there.


So what’s going to be your way of seeing the world? Let me know in the comments below!

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Hey, I'm Camille! I quit my life to travel the world in 2013 – and I haven’t stopped since! I have visited 40+ countries as a location-independent travel/lifestyle writer and digital marketer. I like hammocks, scooters, eating, and scaring my mother trying adventure sports! I was chosen as a top travel influencer by, and have co-founded Helipad Marketing to help travel & lifestyle brands soar with killer online marketing.

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