7 Adventurous Wellness Treatments for Experience Seekers

Picture wellness. Visions of soft music, massage tables, and deep yoga poses often come to mind. Throw in a hot tub, some steam, pools, cuddly robes, healthy meals and a glass of wine. Lovely. Now picture a vigorous scrub brush, wet hay, freezing vapors, and a shaman. Still feeling peaceful? Let’s go ahead and add a birch whip and some snakes to that picture. 

We often equate wellness with relaxation. While winding down certainly has its role, some prefer their health treatments with a bit more of a kick. If you’re looking for to break out of the standard and come home with a story, the world has some wild treatments waiting. These 7 experiences involve the weird, uncomfortable, and even the dangerous elements for a completely novel adventure. 

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Flickr: Hammam, Charles Roffey

Hammams

This steamy bathing ritual tends to be both wildly overwhelming and deeply relaxing for novices. Hammams started in the Middle East and are now found worldwide. There are Turkish and Morroccan variants, but all are committed to cleansing and relaxation.  First thing to know: prepare to get at least partially naked and steam with strangers. Public and more affordable hammams will likely have gender specific shared rooms for bathing and steam. Private hammam spa treatments in hotels have more privacy with the price tag.. 

Ingredients of a good hammam: washing, steam, exfoliation, massage, cool down. And sometimes there is literally a rinse and repeat. Attendants often bathe you and most certainly will exfoliate you after applying a masque. The scrub and rub downs are professional and vigorous; one of the most common reviews is that you will lose a layer of skin.  After all the heat and detoxing comes the cool down room, complete with lounge chairs where you can sip your mint tea. 

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Snake Massage

Nothing like having a bunch of snakes slithering on you for a relaxing massage. Believe it or not, some people swear by it. Pythons, the preferred snakes, apparently move in ways that human hands can’t. The snakes are first cleaned, then placed on your torso and face (!) and allowed to move freely. Devotees swear to the practice’s safety but you do have rules to follow. No screaming or shouting, avoid sudden movements, and no blowing air on them. You don’t want the snake thinking you’re a predator. Or prey.

This massage actually brings on the adrenaline. That rush reportedly gives you not just a psychological release, but a metabolic one as well. If you’re one of those people that actually becomes more anxious in a traditional massage, maybe consider the pythons. Snake massages are more common in Russia and Thailand, but are spreading throughout other countries. 

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Hay Bath

Go old school with your spa treatments and lie under some hay like history’s herders. Shepherds in the Alps were known for their immunity to colds and their resistance to joint achiness and arthritis. The Hotel Heubad in northern Italy is taking advantage of the hay bath’s reputation for re-energizing those mountain-roaming herders with an exclusive hay treatment.

Not just any old straw will do.  “Fatty” hay is the key: a mix of specific alpine grasses and flowering hay that makes sure to bring the right oils to your treatment. Local, fresh hay is brought to the spa and heated. You get covered in that warm, moist hay, are wrapped in linens, and then lie for 30 minutes on a waterbed and let the hay do its work. Just make sure to check your allergies before you take a roll in the hay.

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Russian Venik massage

Heads up, this one involves a bit of a whip. A venik is a bundle of leafy twigs used to stimulate the max amount of heat benefits at the end of a sauna. Different tree types bring out different benefits (all-purpose oak or birch, juniper if you’re sick, linden to relax.) A Russian sauna starts with choosing and soaking a venik in warm water. Then you head in and out of the sauna itself, allowing yourself several sessions to acclimate to the heat. Now grab your venik .It’s time. 

Grab a hat to protect your head and ask the house masseuse or a friend to use the venik while you lie on a bench. Technique is important here: this involves pressing and rubbing the venik with a few final slaps (versus full on whipping.) Watch others for tips if needed. The venik releases natural healents and improves breathing, circulation, and aches. Once you’re done, go jump in some snow (or chilly water) and seal it in. 

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Flickr: Cryotherapy, New York Physical Therapy

Cryotherapy

While most wellness treatments use heat, this one gets cold. Really cold. For just a few minutes you are exposed to near-freezing temperatures (often with nitrogen vapors). Cryosalons and treatment facilities offer whole body cryotherapy, local treatments (legs and arms), cryotherapy facials, and cold compressions. 

This is a typically a dry treatment, a quick in and out procedure. Cryotherapy research is still evolving, but it is believed to help with swelling, pain, metabolism, and tissue healing. This is definitely a procedure that you should check with a doctor before doing as there are several contraindications. Cryotherapy can be found worldwide. 

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Float Tanks (Sensory Deprivation)

If you’ve seen the movie A Cure for Wellness the thought of a float tank might be alarming. And while sensory deprivation tanks can be anxiety-provoking for some, in the real world you always have control over the process. 

The dark float tanks are filled with salt water heated to body-temperature and are specially made to cut out sound. The idea is that you float, released from gravity, and that without external stimuli your attention and energy become more meditative. Most initially report this experience to be a bit disturbing as we are ultimately “sensing” beings and there is nothing to sense in the float tank. Some experience ongoing claustrophobia and anxiety. Many, however, are able to go into a state of deep relaxation both physically and mentally. Proponents note growing evidence that float tanks can relieve pain, improve sleep, and reduce stress. Be aware, some report a hallucinogenic experience (even without the LSD the float tank’s creator briefly incorporated in the 60’s.) Once found only in high-end medical spas, sensory deprivation tanks, or “float centers” can be found throughout developed countries. 

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Traditional Temazcal Ceremony

The Temazcal ceremony is an ancient Mayan ritual that involves both sacred shamanism and a heavy sweat. Participants are lead through the experience by a shaman, set their intentions in an initial ritual outside, and then enter the steamy, heated stone hut. The ritual itself can vary, but ultimately pulls in elements of the earth and the spiritual world (earth, air, water, fire.). Darkness, drumming, and chanting are all part of the sensory experience. Participants strive to move past resistance and discomfort and partake in a deeper meditation. The experience is physically and mentally strenuous for many and the shamans and attendants watch for signs of intense distress. Participants are able to leave the Temazcal at any time and this is not unusual nor seen as a failure. While this ceremony, like most sauna activities, aids with circulation and healthy skin, most people focus on the spiritual and mental experience in the Temazcal. 

Several resorts and spas in the Yucatan offer Temazcals. Look for ceremonies with a reputation for education and traditional elements and rituals (versus rushing into a sauna.) Local Temazcals throughout Mexico are available. Again, make sure you know what the experience entails and who is officiating for the full experience.

contributed by Rebecca Toy


Rebecca Toy is the creator of Travel Your Bucket and writes for Matador Network’s Health and Wellness department. After 15 years of helping people recover from trauma and manage mental illness as a therapist, she finds nothing cleans the soul better than packing a bag and experiencing something new. She is passionate about helping "everyday" people live their someday experiences with meaningful and personal adventures. While Rebecca's often buried in a book or frantically searching for passports as her husband patiently watches, you can find her on Instagram and Facebook.

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Why My Near Death Experience on my Honeymoon Started My Startup

I am a meticulous planner because I like planned spontaneity. Planned spontaneity sounds like an oxymoron but I can assure you it’s a real thing. Planned spontaneity or PLASPO for short (I just made that up) is the kind of planning where you know where you’re going to sleep at night or how you are getting to A & B because not doing it would give you hives.

 PLASPO is the kind of planning where you have a general idea of what you’re going to doing but no solid plans because you want life to take a hold of your travel. To a certain extent. Like I said, avoiding hives.

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PLASPO is the kind of planning where you generally know what you are going to use as means to go about your day but not every hour is known. For instance, I know when the urge takes me, I will use Google Maps as my navigator, OpenTable to find a table to eat at, Google to look up ideas, Facebook to my travel groups for advice and inspiration and Instagram to post and show off #travellife worthy pictures.  A lot of apps, I know. But not much of a choice at the time.

For my honeymoon, I planned an epic trip -

  1. Get married in Mexico with a crew of nearly 90 people;

  2. Whisk away to Rio a few weeks before the Olympics

  3. Then a layover night in Morocco

  4. Few more days in Paris

  5. A week in South Africa with a safari thrown in; and,

  6. Lastly a short 23 hour layover stay in Dubai.

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Three weeks for globetrotting. Amazing, right? Flights and lodging all taken care so we just need to let life take over to an extent.  Okay, I’m not being completely honest. I did have one activity that we absolutely had to make which was a skip the line for the Eiffel Tower on our first night in Paris. But other than that, life took the wheel!

 One thing I believe that we Americans tend to do is believe that the solutions we use at home are exactly the same overseas. You know McDonald’s at home and know it’s overseas so how much of a difference could there be (check out the Black and White Burger, the Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Toastie and Shaka Shaka Chicken - full list here). The one thing I had a misconception on was a certain ride-sharing app that shall remain nameless. For the sake of this blog we’ll call it Hot Mess.

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Hot Mess was a staple to me especially as I lived in NYC and used it for pretty much everything. So why wouldn’t use it in my travels?

From our first day in Rio de Janeiro, we used Hot Mess to get about everywhere. And as Hot Mess had two different kind of options (Hot Mess Cheap and Hot Mess Class), we used Hot Mess Cheap to save money. And for three full days, we had no issues. We used multiple times in our quest for planned spontaneity. We wined, we dined, enjoyed nightlife etc using Hot Mess Cheap. And we were quite happy until we reached the end of Rio leg.

The early morning of our departure both myself and hubby called for cars. I called from Class and he called for Cheap. Cheap got there first - a small little car that could barely contain our suitcases. Just as we drove away, the Class I tried to cancel showed up. I would come to regret getting in that car.

Because we were set up.

Cheap Driver decided to drive through one of Rio’s infamous favelas to get to the airport. And two kind gentlemen with a semi-automatic riffle, shouted at the car in Portuguese, had us and driver get out the car and robbed us. Shoving the gun in our faces, they drove away with Cheap Driver’s car with our suitcases and bags (save the small bag at my side which had our passports, credit cards, phones and iPad).

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After ping-ponging through a series of emotions, we went through with the rest of our trip as we much as we could (unfortunately the trip to the police station derailed our flight to Morocco and we had to get new tickets to Paris - I wasn’t missing my skip the line!) and got new things along the way. I compartmentalized the incident and tried to enjoy the rest of our trip with a husband who I knew I now could get into anything with and remain strong - talk about initiation.

But as we continued on, we relied on our friends and travel groups for support. And it was also then that we learned from someone from our travel group that there is a major difference between Hot Mess Cheap and Hot Mess Class and that’s background checks! In Brazil, they are not done on everyone. Everyone seems to believe that our Cheap Driver was in on the heist.

Now after everything I have told you about my planning process, two things I am most concerned with - means of travel and lodging but it’s all in the name of safety. Why wasn’t this on my radar? How could I have missed this? I had spent months planning this out, going over options, double and triple checking and I didn’t catch this. And perhaps I never would have because there is so much information out on the internet that is a miracle to find anything.

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What if there was a way to get information truly catered to you? That you only get information that pertains to what you need for your trip? That fits your whims and desires? That you can find a community of people who have this pertinent information and not need to go through pages of pages of blogs and websites? And kind find reputable vendors that are matched to you so you have your planned spontaneity on your own terms?

And it does this automatically? Cut down on my time so I can enjoy life?

Yeah, it didn’t exist. So I and my co-founders created it.

It’s called Viageur. And in the end, if you are a traveler who likes flying off the seat of your pants or like meticulous plan, Viageur can meet you where you are and find what you need so you can simply be traveler again rather than a travel agent.

Our team and quite the international team at that is really passionate about making it easier for you to travel.  No more barriers. No more excuses. Just #perfecttriplife.

Let us know what you need to reach that #perfectTripLife! Send me an email (and yes this is my real email) - kristina@viageur.io and let’s chat!

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Tips For Traveling on a Budget This Year

This past weekend my boyfriend and I took a trip to Toronto,Canada! Being college students, we know how important budgeting is and I’ve collected a few tips for traveling on a budget this year.

First things first: PLAN accordingly!

Sure, spontaneous trips are great and all.. but certain expenses can be cheaper when booking ahead of time. For instance, we decided on Toronto because my boyfriend’s school is 4 hours away instead of 8hours from our home. I booked my train tickets on Amtrak early, therefore got the best prices! Amtrak is a train service that provides trains all across the country for a low price. Very spacious seats, no security checks,WiFi, and you can bring your own food and beverages on board!

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Where to Stay

Looking for a hotel in Toronto was beyond expensive, so I decided to find an Airbnb and was BLOWN away. We found an Airbnb in the heart of Toronto for $89 a night, including service and cleaning fees! The home was located walking distance to all of the attractions and was perfect for us. Another thing to keep in mind if you are driving is parking! Parking in an unfamiliar place can be a hassle, and thankfully our host from Airbnb informed us of the app Rover! Rover is a parking app where people post parking spots for rent that is cheaper than other options! We were able to park our car in the host’s building with a security gate for 24 hours that cost us $19! The other parking lots were double the price for a few hours!

Events & Concerts

If you are like us and love concerts, sports games, and other events utilizing websites like StubHub, Ticket Master and Seat Geek are great money savers! We were able to get two tickets a few rows behind the Yankees dugout for $128 for both, including fees! This is a great price especially for how close we were sitting. After comparing the sites listed above, I saw that Seat Geek had the best price and had an additional $20 off using the code ACE!

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Extra Savings

If you do need to book hotels, airfare, rent a car, etc download the app Ebates! Ebates is also great for online shopping as you get cash back at many stores just for using the app to make your purchases! Ebates has helped me fund my travel and I’m so happy I started using it. Travel is an investment, but does not need to cost an arm and a leg! I hope these tips have helped you, happy traveling!

Keep an Eye Out for Sales

Another big money saving hack is to keep on the look-out for sales! I took my first cruise in June, and I was blown away by how inexpensive it can be when you book during sales. Royal Caribbean had a sale which was 50% off second guest and a $25 onboard credit for each guest. (Onboard credit can apply to anything drinks, meals, money to gamble at the casino, etc.) If you are looking to cruise with Royal Caribbean, definitely book during this time when they have this sale or another sale running! The great thing is if there is another sale after you book they will refund you! I also booked our excursions through them, and they had a sale and guess what? I was refunded the difference! Of course you do not have to book your excursions with them if you choose not to, but it was my first cruise and I wanted to play it safe.

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Cruise Ship Tips

Another great tip for cruising is do not be intimidated to get a drink package, unless it is worth it for you! At the time, the unlimited drink package cost $59 a person, and since we were both 21 and over and staying in the same room, we both would have to have it. When we calculated how many drinks we had per day, it was not worth the money. (Also, if you get a drink package you are still paying for the days you are in port!) To me, it was simply not worth it and we bought our drinks ourselves and saved money without the drink package. However, if you are with family or a large group, a drink package will make more sense. This one may sound simple, but people often over look the little things. Bring a reusable water bottle! The water on the ship is free, however water bottles cost a lot more! Bring a reusable water bottle with you to fill up and enjoy the day instead of walking back and forth to get water from the buffet hall. Also, check with your cruise line, some of them allow you to carry on a certain amount of non-alcoholic beverages, which can again save you some money! Bring some “Just in Case” items because you never know. This was my first cruise as I said, so I was very worried about motion sickness as I can’t go on rollercoasters because of it. Luckily, I felt nothing! I was on the top deck for the sail away party watching us leave land and set sail and I didn’t even feel like I was on a ship. Cruise ships are so big it is hard to feel that you are even on the ocean. Now, coming back home for a few hours we experienced rough waters and I had a headache for a little while. We were experiencing harsh waves, rain, and heavy winds that they closed the upper decks as a precaution. I was kicking myself, because I forgot to pack my sisters motion sickness bands. Thankfully, I had Aleve and it helped my headache. Hopefully while on your vacation you don’t experience any bad weather, but we have no control over it! Onboard they do sell small things but they are very expensive. I would recommend bringing medication or items that you might need such as: pain medicine, motion sickness relief, heartburn, and or anything else specific to your needs.

I hope these tips help you on your future travel! Happy exploring!

contributed by Cay

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11 Tips for Overcoming Flight Anxiety

Vacation time is here!  You're ready to relax, unwind, explore and just leave all your stress and cares behind.  There's only one problem - you have a long flight standing between you and your amazing adventures. Recently I took an informal poll on my Facebook page asking friends what they do to help with flight anxiety.  Here are a few of their responses - maybe you can identify with some of them:

  • Watch a movie, work or sleep

  • Chew mint gum and listen to a book or play word cross

  • Crown and Coke. A few to be exact.

  • Xanax

  • Valor (essential oil blend)

  • Listen to the Calm app

  • Klonapin and vodka

I have always envied those who can just hop on a plane, fall asleep, and wake up refreshed once they reach their destination without a care in the world.  Not me! I get sweaty palms and feel tense each time I fly, even though I've been traveling for basically my entire life (since age 1) and have now been to 36 countries.   If it's a smooth flight, I'm generally able to relax, but when it's bumpy or has a lot of turbulence, I have a hard time calming down.  I'm still not at the point where I can say that I enjoy flying, but I feel like each time I fly I'm able to manage my fears a little more effectively.  Here are some things that have helped me get through flights without feeling as scared as I used to!

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Come Prepared With Entertainment

For me, there is nothing more disappointing than boarding a plane only to find out that your 8+ hour flight does not include any seatback screens for entertainment.  After being tired of that letdown, since then I have always made sure to download movies, TV shows or podcasts for my flight ahead of time so that I have plenty of things to keep me occupied.  For me, the more immersive the entertainment, the better. The more I can be distracted by something during the flight, the less anxious I feel.   I like action movies and thrillers that keep me engaged, but comedies can also be helpful!

Write

If possible, bring your laptop or pen and paper to let your creative juices flow.  You'd be amazed how much you can get done with a little bit of nervous energy. I love journaling or writing blog posts while flying because it's not often I have such long periods of uninterrupted time to put my thoughts on paper and to work on my to-do list.  Whether you're writing for pleasure, answering emails, working on a budget project or anything else, it's a great time to be productive, so try to focus your energy on what you want to accomplish during the flight and you'll find that you won't be dwelling on your anxious thoughts as much.  Maybe you don't journal or write blog posts - flights are also a great time to write a letter of gratitude to those who you appreciate or even just a nice letter or postcard to those you miss.

Talk With The Crew

Share your anxiety with the flight attendants.  They are trained to assist and reassure you and will be glad to spend a little extra time with you or check on you more often.  On our last flight, I was seated next to a group of elderly ladies who were incredibly fearful during the flight. It was nice to see the flight attendants coming by to make sure they were alright and to ask if they could do anything for them.

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Seating

If you can book far enough in advance to have a lot of seating options, always opt for seats closer to the front of the plane.  Not only will this allow you to de-plane more quickly, but it will also help you have a more comfortable experience. I have experienced FAR more turbulence and movement of the plane sitting in the back, so I always try to choose a seat in the front when I have the option.  Also, I find that sitting on the aisle allows me to feel less claustrophobic.  

Sleep

If you're able to, sleeping is a great way to avoid flight anxiety and fear.  Some people can easily fall asleep on planes, but I've only been able to sleep with the help of full-spectrum hemp oil (my favorite brand is from Ned).  Even then, it's still really tough for me to stay asleep on a flight because the hemp oil provides more of a subtle relaxation feeling rather than a heavy sleep-inducing effect.   Natural supplements like valerian root, magnesium and melatonin can also be helpful in promoting sleep, so those may be good options to look into if you're not interested in trying more intense or addictive sleeping aids that may require a prescription.  Side note: alcohol definitely helps to put me to sleep, but I always end up feeling pretty crappy and dehydrated when I get to my destination if I have a drink on the plane. For that reason, I'm trying to avoid that and use healthier methods to help me relax and sleep.

Forecasting Apps

There are several apps developed by pilots that will provide you with a flight model, expected weather and even a turbulence forecast so you know what to expect for your flight.  The ones I like the most are called SkyGuru and SOAR. The knowledge provided by these apps gives me some peace of mind knowing what the outlook is for the flight.

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Music

You can use apps or create your own playlists before the flight with calming music or upbeat music - whatever helps you feel most relaxed.  I like using noise-canceling headphones for music, watching movies, and when trying to sleep so I can drown out the noise from fellow passengers or from the engines.  

Games

If you're fortunate enough to be traveling with a friend or significant other, bring a deck of cards, a travel-size game, or good old fashioned pen and paper to play some old favorites like MASH, the dot game or even tic tac toe!  My husband and I like to play Scrabble with each other while on the plane (you can download a pass and play version for your phone) I see plenty of people playing Sudoku and most of the time the in-flight magazine in the seatback in front of you will have a crossword puzzle you can complete if you didn't bring anything of your own.

Be Mindful And Pray/Meditate

Being mindful probably means different things to each person, but I remind myself that ultimately the outcome of the flight is out of my control, so worrying about it isn't going to help direct the plane to a safe landing, as much I wish it could.  Try taking a few deep breaths and reminding yourself that in just a few hours, you will be enjoying your destination.  Also, take the time to pray for those in your life and take the focus off yourself and on lifting up the needs of those in your life instead.  Meditate on Scripture verses that will help you emphasize peace, calm and safety.

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Educate Yourself

It's true what they say - knowledge is power.  Take some time to learn about turbulence and how common it is.  Though it can be unsettling to feel the unexpected bursts of rough air, remember that planes are made to withstand all of this and the best thing you can do is to obey the fasten seatbelt signs in case turbulence does occur.   Especially if you're a first-time flyer, there are some helpful videos on YouTube where you can watch a Pilot explain the typical noises during a flight from start to finish so you will know what to expect.

Conversation

If you're traveling alone and the passenger next to you seems interested in talking, try striking up a conversation.  You might make a new friend and at the same time, help to take your mind off feelings of anxiety. I'm not someone that typically likes to talk to someone for an entire flight, but it can help to break up the monotony especially if you find you have things in common.

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Emily Adams is a travel consultant and creator of The Planking Traveler.  She provides guidance on budgeting, off the beaten path travel guides and ways to incorporate enjoyable movement into your travels  She resides in North Carolina with her husband and rescue dog, Sasha. You can follow her adventures on Instagram and Facebook.  


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Working on the Go

More people than ever before are working from home. Some people work some of the time from home but are still employed by a company and often spend time in the office. Others work as employees, near enough all of the time out of their homes. But, many home workers work for themselves, running their own businesses, working online, working as freelancers, or otherwise making money with their skills. It can be a fantastic way to work, and one of the most significant advantages, especially of life as a freelancer, is that you can travel while you work. 

It gives you the chance to work while you see the world, instead of either putting off your desire to travel while you focus on your career and save money, or putting your career on the back burner while you fulfil your wanderlust. When you work as a freelancer or run an online business, you aren’t stuck working from home. You can work from almost anywhere. Giving you a fantastic opportunity to travel. 

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Pack What You Need

If you are going to work while you travel, there are things that you need. It’s a good idea to plan the work that you are going to do before you leave home so that you know exactly what you’ll need before you hit the road. Some of the things that you might need include your laptop, a notepad and pen, your camera and books. If you are taking expensive equipment, make sure it’s insured for your trip. 

Invest in Some Gadgets

You’ve packed the essentials, but is there anything that you could take to make things easier? A travel router is ideal. You might also want some Bluetooth speakers to help you relax or noise-cancelling headphones to block out sounds. If you don’t want to carry a large laptop around, could you work on a smaller tablet? 

Get Comfortable

You can work from absolutely anywhere in the world. You could work from hotels, caravans and even tents. But, there’s no doubt that it would be easier to work if you can get comfortable, with a desk, a chair, a good internet connection and anything that you might need to hand. If you plan to travel a lot and would like to keep working, you might want to consider looking at rv dealers. But, at the very least make sure you check in to comfortable hotels which offer all of the facilities that you need. 

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Be Kind to Yourself


Remember, you need to take a break. Working on the go is a fantastic lifestyle choice. But, you still need a break, and a proper holiday from time to time. Don’t work every day. Take time off to rest, relax and enjoy some tourist attractions. Get plenty of sleep, eat well and try to have some fun, even if you are doing it around work. 

Set Your Own Deadlines

Working as a freelancer might mean that you are already tied to deadlines. But, you might want to break it down into smaller deadlines, setting yourself goals for the day, to help you to free up more time for a break. 

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