As we sit, cooped up in our cubicles and offices, our minds may start to wander about what it would be like to pack our things and spend the next few months exploring the world. Unfortunately, for most of us, it is a mere pipe dream as we are kept firmly tied down to reality with bills, familial obligations, work deadlines and the trip’s sheer potential cost. However, if you’ve got the time but not the money, there are still things you can do to be able to afford a long-term trip. Below, we discuss some of these ways, which range from long-term financial preparations to practicing wise spending habits on your long-term travel journey.

First Step: Start Eliminating Unnecessary Debt

Traveling for long periods of time usually entails either taking a sabbatical from work, quitting your job or travelling during university breaks in lieu of working. This means that …