How to Manage Your Wanderlust with School and Studying

Studying and Traveling – How to Effectively Combine Both of These Activities


Do you want to travel and still be able to study effectively? It’s a difficult balancing act, but it is an achievable goal. However, before you set off on your journey, there are some important steps you need to take. Below are some of the steps that will allow you to effectively combine studying with traveling.


Enroll in an Online Course


The internet makes it much easier to study while you’re on the move. Almost every leading college and university offers online versions of their most popular courses. For instance, a wide range of doctor of nurse practitioner programs is currently available for students who want to further their medical careers.


These online doctoral nursing programs can be completed at times that suit you and from any location where you have a broadband connection. This means you have much more flexibility and don’t have to attend a college or university every day.


Research Your Destination


The more you know about your destination or places you will be visiting, the easier it will be to set aside time to study and still be able to enjoy yourself. The destination should have all of the facilities a student needs, including access to high-speed broadband, comfortable, quiet places to study, and any other facilities you believe are important.


Set Aside Plenty of Time for Each Activity


Once you are satisfied with the facilities at your destination, you need to plan ahead. You can start this process by setting out realistic goals you want to achieve. This should include your study goals, but you should also include the most important travel goals and activities you want to complete, too.


Once you know everything you wish to achieve on your travels, you then need to set aside plenty of time to complete each of these goals. Making a list of each goal and allocate the appropriate time to complete each goal will ensure that your trip is a much more enjoyable, fulfilling and productive experience.


Make a List of Everything You Need to Bring with You


Packing everything you need while you study and travel will make everything run much more smoothly. Drawing up a list of the equipment, passwords, adaptors and any other items you use to study is essential because you don’t want to find out that you’ve left an important item at home when you reach your destination.




The whole idea of traveling and going on a vacation is to enjoy yourself and recharge your batteries. However, if you will be studying as well as traveling, it’s vital to stay disciplined. Make sure you eat properly, stay hydrated and get plenty of rest and sleep.


Deciding to travel and study at the same time can be a daunting prospect for a student who wants to see the world. However, thanks to the latest technologies and by preparing properly, it is possible to combine these two activities. Following the tips above will ensure that you become a more productive student while you’re away from home and that you still manage to have an enjoyable journey.

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

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