If there is one thing that is easy to see these days it is that we live in a big old world.
The rise of location independent workers has been a fantastic development in the last few years. These people just need a laptop and an internet connection, which means that they can choose to work anywhere in the world.
It is a hugely tempting idea, isn’t it? Instead of working in the same old routine and living in the same old place you can now travel the world and earn money at the same time. In fact, you could choose to settle down somewhere far from home.
The only problem is that there are so many exciting places to choose from. Where on Earth would you go if you chose this lifestyle? Thankfully, there are a few different ways of narrowing down the options until you find what you are looking for.
Try As You Go
Perhaps the most obvious way to choose a place to settle down is to sample a bit of what the world offers. This would mean setting off with your laptop and spending a bit of time in each place you come across to see if you like it. This sound like a fantastic lifestyle but is it right for you? Life on the road without a settled place to stay can be hard work and there is a chance that you run out of steam before you find the perfect city to live in.
It can also be more expensive to move from one city to another and stay in hotels constantly. If money isn’t likely to be a problem and you don’t mind living out of your backpack then it could definitely work. You will see a lot of places and meet many new people doing this. In fact, the people you meet on the way could be the key to discovering the ideal place to live, as they will almost all be keen to tell you about their favourite cities and countries.
Carry Out Online Research
Another option is to do some investigation before you head off to discover the joys of the world. Maybe you will spend endless hours reading travel blogs and forums to find out more details. In fact, you almost certainly will if you feel just about ready to live out your dream of travelling the planet. This can be a wonderful way of getting ready for your new lifestyle. However, the question we need to consider now is whether or not it will give you enough information to make a final decision on where you will live. You will certainly read a lot of great things about different cities and countries but will you feel comfortable enough to plump for one over the rest? If you are a decisive sort of person then maybe you will.
Take Weekend Breaks to Explore
Perhaps this final point will be the ideal approach for you. It is really a mixture of the previous two approaches in some ways. Basically, it involves making weekend trips to the places you have investigated and are interesting in seeing in real life. You could do this easily and affordably by looking for short trips on the likes of the dealchecker bargain travel site.The infographic below, taken from the dealchecker nano-break book, highlights how far you can get with just a few hours on the plane. You can take a break abroad and get back for your 9-5 on Monday if needs be!
Nano-breaks are something you can do while carrying on with your normal job. Of course you could start the online job that is going to pay for your new lifestyle from the confort of your home, whilst you search for that perfect new city to live in. Once you find the place you want to call home you can fully embrace the lifestyle that this brings with it.