Hey there! For those of you who are new here, my name is Jenoa and my husband is Colin. We are a couple who have both traveled extensively over the past 10 years. More recently, we quit our jobs at the ages of 25 & 28 and sold our belongings to travel the world for an entire year in 2019. Hence, our blog name, One Year Around The World.
During the course of our travels in 2019, we visited 3 new continents and explored 19 different countries – each unique and beautiful in its own way. It was the most incredible year of our lives, and we are already planning to do it again in the future.
Ever since our year-long excursion, we have had a lot of people asking us these few questions:
- How were you able to travel for one full year in your 20’s?
- How can you afford to travel the world long-term?
- What did you have to do to prepare for such a long trip?
- How much does it really cost to travel for one year?
In response, we made this website with everything you need to know to set your goal, save, and prepare for a trip around the world. We spent years saving and planning for such an extensive trip, and we have learned a lot from our experience. We want this site to not only inspire you to travel the world but to also provide you with all of the resources you need to save and plan for your long-term travels.
Let’s get started!
Helpful Resources To Get Started
Below, you will find a few articles to help you get started on your journey. We would recommend starting out with these to help you get an idea of the costs to travel the world, how to save for your travels, and all of the resources you’ll need to plan your trip.
Make Your Goal to Travel
If you want to travel the world, you’ll have to start goal setting. We never made any real progress towards being able to travel long-term until we finally set a goal to do it. We set a monetary goal, made a timeline, and even made visuals (a poster in our hallway) with our goals written down, so we could see them every single day. Start out by reading the article below to help you set an effective and realistic goal to travel the world.
Save For Your Trip
It costs money to travel the world. Luckily, we could talk about saving money all day! We are passionate about living frugally to experience more in life, and we want to help you do the same. We have dedicated an entire page to saving tips, which includes articles on the costs to travel the world and tips on how to save more money.
Plan Your Trip
Planning for a long-term trip can be exhausting! There are so many different things to plan for: insurance, what to pack, where to stay, etc. Don’t worry – we got you covered. We wanted to make sure to write about everything you need to easily plan for your trip, so you don’t have to stress about it. You can find all of our resources on the travel resources page, but we’ve also included a few additional articles below.
Traveling doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, there are so many resources available nowadays to help you travel for cheap or even for free. We have found ways to travel cheaper all over the world – here are a few ways that you can too!