If you’re questioning whether or not to travel, the answer should always be yes. If you have the time and the means – both of which are, admittedly, an immense privilege – there’s nothing better you can do.
For many, the idea of travelling long-term may seem virtually impossible, and the main reason is almost always related to finance.
We think that the cost of flying, public transport, staying in hotels, and seeing all the sights will leave us completely bankrupt in a very short amount of time.
Travelling long term is something of a balancing act, where the traveller always has to be aware of a number of aspects to ensure that their trip goes as smoothly as possible, and one of the most important is weather.
The weather is unpredictable, and unless the traveller is going through a particularly dry area, the chance of rain is always present. And nothing can ruin a trip like a strong dose of rain; it can mould clothing, destroy electronics, and put a swift halt to any plans.
You’ve booked your tickets, taken the pets to the kennel and asked your sister to water your plants. Now, you’re counting down the days to the holiday that you’ve been looking forward to for the last year! However, there’s one small hurdle that you still have to overcome before you can get on the plane and kiss your worries goodbye for the next 10 days. And that is packing your suitcase…
Travelling alone is one of the most life-affirming things a person can do. It’s exhilarating because you get to make the choices and get to do only the things that interest you. It’s also scary because it’s all on you and there is no one to share the memories with then and there.
Whether you’re heading for the Donauinselfest in Austria, the Mawazine in Morocco, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Coachella in California, Woodstock in Poland, or a smaller music festival near where you’re live, good preparations are the key to having a great time.