So you want to travel for a whole month? That’s great! The world is a big, fascinating place and it’s good that you have an interest in going out and seeing all of it. But there are some things you should know before you go.
First of all, you should consider your budget.
How much money do you have to spend on this trip? The truth is that spending a month traveling can cost quite a bit of money, so if you want to minimize the impact on your wallet, be sure to find good deals.
If you’re looking for some great discounts, why not look into renting a car? The rental prices for cars these days are very reasonable. In fact, if you plan it right, it might just cost you as much as taking a bus somewhere. You can plan your excursion based on where their major intersections are and take the shortest possible route using mainly highways to avoid wasting time going around places you don’t want to.
Many people make the mistake of taking a bus because they think it will save them money, but over a period of time, it will actually cost you more because the price per mile is much higher for a bus than a car. With a car, you can just drive as fast as you want and stop whenever you feel like you need to take a break.
Remember: there is no such thing as an overnight bus trip, even if it seems like it might be convenient. Buses make many stops and may even stop very frequently during the trip. This can add up to a lot of wasted time and money when you could be spending your energy enjoying yourself out in the world.
Bring Snacks and Drinks
For long trips, it’s also a good idea to bring your own food and drinks with you so that you aren’t limited by the schedules of restaurants along the way or other people who may need part of your seat for their bags. And if you feel like enjoying some entertainment, don’t forget about games and other things you can do during the trip.
Having some good snacks on hand is also a must because not all bus companies will stop for food at reasonable times and you might need something to tide you over while still in transit. Just make sure if you’re bringing food that it’s stored someplace safe so that other people can’t find it and eat it before you do.
Think of Medical and Safety Necessities to Bring
Of course, before you depart on your trip, you should take care of all the other little details that will help make it a success. You’ll probably want to use things like sunscreen and mosquito repellent. You may even be interested in purchasing some new clothes for your journey because let’s face it: not every day you’ll get to wear shorts and a tank top.
You should also take care of any medical issues before you go because it’s hard enough figuring out what to do with your health when you’re in the middle of nowhere without having to worry about allergies or other minor annoyances.
Last but certainly not least, the most important thing is that you enjoy yourself. Just think: you’ll get to meet all kinds of people and experience different cultures and customs. Who knows what you might learn from them?