Published on April 10th, 2020
The world is such a varied and wonderful place to discover and explore.
Going off the beaten track has its advantages. For one, there are fewer people, and you are more likely to have experiences that not too many people can lay claim to.
If you want to make meaningful memories, you need to think about original ways to travel the world.
1. Digital Nomad
Let’s face it: not all of us have enough money to live it up for months on end.
If you’re a remote worker or already have a freelance lifestyle that relies on a laptop, ingenuity and an internet connection, then the digital nomadic life could be the way to stay in amazing places and meet interesting people.
Do some research and plan at least part of your itinerary. Read a ton of blog posts by other digital nomads and recommendations on the best digital nomad cities in Europe.
This flexible lifestyle lets you move on easily if you find yourself somewhere you don’t want to be. Or you can stay longer in places that charm and fascinate you.
You don’t have to be a nomad forever, but you can be one for as long as you want to be. It’s entirely up to you.
2. Voluntourism – One Of The Ways To Travel The World
How about working on an organic farm in exchange for room and board? The other upside is that you learn stuff on the job. This is a great thing to do together with a couple of friends.
By volunteering, you’re helping out in less developed countries around the world, contributing to environmental sustainability, and combatting climate change.
If this kind of activity resonates with you, then contacting WWOOF should be your first port of call.
We mean motorbikes. Touring in pairs or a small group experiencing the joys of the open road is something bikers dream of doing for longer than just a weekend.
If you’re planning to go on this type of holiday for several months, think about flying your bike to your destination starting point. Hooking up with the local biker community could be interesting too!
4. Luxury And Natural Surroundings
Oh, the rugged beauty of the great outdoors! If that strikes a chord with you, then an Alaska cruise is a great way to get out and see the world of wonders the wilderness has to offer.
This does not mean you have to backpack and hunt your way through arduous terrain. No, you can go the luxury route.
A 9–13-night Alaska Crusietour trip lets you take in pristine landscapes, close-up experiences with whales, age-old forests, and a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier.
Stay in an authentic lodge at the end of your cruise, and make your way back home by train (in a luxury coach) on a slightly different route.
5. Solitary Beach House
Perhaps you don’t want the bright lights and the coolest nightspots. Consider renting a house or condo for the summer in some reasonably secluded spot.
Write your novel, or paint, and take your dog for a walk. Or lie in a hammock all afternoon drinking fruit cocktails. Whatever floats your boat.
Take photos, write blog posts, and send your friends’ cryptic postcards. Above all, have a blast as you continue to discover new ways to travel the world!