How to Turn Your Vacation into a Permanent Thing

Who doesn’t love that feeling of being on vacation? The joy of discovering new places, taking in gorgeous sights, and learning about different cultures just never seems to get old. Of course, all vacations end and then it’s back to real life, whatever that may be for you. If you happen to be a student in an online course such as the online master in liberal studies at Rutgers Online that vacation may not have to end, though. Here are some ways you can extend your trip into something more permanent.

Explore the Sights Fully

While vacations are wonderful they never seem to be long enough. There’s really no better way to travel through Europe, the United Kingdom, and North America than to have no timeline whatsoever. Think of it this way, you’ll get to explore the different countries in depth and no leave with regrets about sights and attractions you didn’t get around to seeing.

For those in the online MALS program, there’s another upside about extending your travels. Think how discovering and exploring all of these different regions can open your mind to various cultures and issues affecting them. This is information that is sure to feed into your studies and make you better-rounded when you do graduate.

Find a Central Home Base

So how can you extend your vacation into a new lifestyle? Well, to begin with, you’ll want to find a home base that you can settle down in a bit. A home base should be something central and convenient to a train station, airport, or other means of travel. As well, you need it to have the essentials to continue on with your regular life.

Continue Your Studies on the Road

Since you are working to earn your degree through an online university, you are already set up as far as continuing your studies. You have the complete freedom to continue with your courses from any place in the world. Some other benefits to online learning include the ability to set your own pace and the fact tuition tends to be much more affordable. Both of these factors help if you plan on living abroad for a while.

Think About Renting Out Your Permanent Home

You will obviously need to think about the costs involved with living abroad. Chances are you won’t be able to work in that country, but there are ways you can still make an income. If you’ve got a condo, apartment, or home then you can rent it out while you are traveling. This will at least cover those costs and you won’t have to give up your place.

As for an income while you are gone, look for work that you can do remotely. Some suggestions include; freelance work online, teaching English online, travel blogging, or perhaps selling products online. This is the time to get creative in how you can make money.

May Not Be Such a Stretch

Looking into what it takes to live abroad, even for a short time, may just surprise you as to how attainable it actually is. And if you’re looking to save on travel costs, you might want to explore these tips from a fellow traveler.


About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

1 Comments on this post

  1. Adventure is my life as i love tourism and your article attract me a lot to visit these places with my wife, thanks for such a wonderful article should i book place through will you suggest me

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