13 Questions You Should Ask Before Traveling Long Term
If you’re reading this article, you’re probably about to hit the road for your gap-year trip and need a last-minute check, just to be sure you’ve covered everything. Or maybe you’re in the early stages of planning and gathering information about your upcoming trip. Either way, you’ll find answers to common questions travelers ask before starting a long trip.
However, when it comes to traveling, nothing is set in stone, and there isn’t really a right answer to all questions. This is simply a list of things you should keep in mind, based on the experience of people who explored the world before you.
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1. How Long Should My Trip Last?
Some people, especially those leaving high school or university, tend to go on a gap year and stay for (you probably guessed!) a year abroad. However, it’s not unheard of for some to just take six months or even stay away for two to three years.
Be aware that your plans are likely to change during the trip. Money plays a big part, as in, if you don’t have it, you’ll have to go back home early! Also, you never know if you’ll fall in love with someone or some place and decide to extend your journey for a couple more months.