The thought of getting paid to travel is to most people a fantasy yet the internet does make this a possible dream, if you are willing to pay the price of admission, which is commitment to the belief that you can do it. I don’t want to blow smoke up your exit port, it is not an easy job to do, or find, but do you need to do it full time? I would say that if you could stay out on the road twice a year for 2 to 6 weeks at a time, that you could do this part time and make a little money to offset your travel expenses.
So what do you need to begin?
A Travel Plan Man!
You need to be an expert and the way that you get to be an expert is to specialize. Here is the most important concept for longevity, do something you love. I love Asia and I love scuba diving, so I have two mutually cooperative travel objectives that I can work simultaneously. Asia has the best diving in the world. Travel Asia thoroughly and you will never see all of it. In 3 years of almost full time travel in Asia, I still have tons of stuff on my must see list, and the problem here is that the more you see, the more gets added to your list.
For instance Bali, I have been past Uluwatu several times and have never had time to stop, I know there is great surfing, ocean front resorts and beautiful gardens, but haven’t squeezed it in yet. Bali again, been to Tulamben several times and only 6 miles away is Amed again,lots of new stuff to see but haven’t been to yet. People go and stay weeks at a time in Amed and have a great time with the beaches and awesome muck diving, someday!
Research makes the job easier, the more you can do in advance will make you more efficient on the road. Having said that, being able to improvise and being open to new experiences is imperative. If all you are doing and seeing is stuff that others have all ready done and wrote about, what incentive is there for people to read your writings? I don’t care to read about stuff that everyone else has done.
Humans crave new data; we are primordially programmed to seek new as a survival instinct. This is why movies, newspapers, magazines and books will never go out existence, they will morph into disposable Ipads and we will get “GLICKED in” (Gaggle Link Implanted Cerebral K-node External for Data) (TM)pending, just kidding…..for now! But dissemination of information will always continue until the Gia concept manifest itself, but even then Gia will always need to look for new stuff! Heavy I know, but its cool man!
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