Plan of action to backpack

At a certain time in life, people just want to escape the daily habits. Whether you’re fed up with school, you want to pause college or quit your job. Traveling around for a while, is always that one thing people are dreaming of! And as many others, you want to stay away as long as possible. Preferably a 6 months journey, rather than a 2 weeks trip. But how should you handle this and where to start…?

Plan of Action

break down the journey

A successful journey should be handled as a project, by breaking down the journey in several parts. This will provide you an overview, which easily helps you to plan everything. This way of planning rarely will disappoint. For those who are afraid to loose the flexibility of backpacking… Don’t! Planning doesn’t mean a minute-by-minute time plan, it only helps you to be organized and be prepared. If you follow the next steps, your trip most likely will succeed.

  1. Initial thoughts
    It all starts with a dream… And then the first thoughts: where to, with who etc…?
  2. Plan your itinerary
    Which countries and which cities to visit (and which don’t)…?
  3. Set your budget
    Is it necessary to rob a bank…?
  4. Arrange your travel documents
    Passport ->  check! Visa -> check! What else…?
  5. (Pre)book your journey
    It all starts with a dream… And then the first thoughts: where to, with who etc…?
  6. Health check
    Are there any vaccinations needed…?
  7. The travel packing list
    What not to forget…?