Is the nomad life right for you?

Nomad means people who travel from place to place and have no permanent home. Centuries ago, nomads were herdsmen who would move their livestock from place to place in order find fresher pastures. Today, in any corner of the globe, you can find travelling nomads moving from place to place within their own country or world travellers traversing the globe on the lookout for new adventures and experiences.

There are certain things to take into account and consider before opting joining the ever growing number of nomads of all ages.

Time frame

There is no set time frame. You can enjoy the nomadic lifestyle for a few weeks or a few years. Firstly, you may want to start off with a few small trips to see if this life is for you. If time permits, you may be able to take accumulated annual leave, long service leave or leave without pay and broaden your horizons and experiences for a longer journey.

Do some research

There are many blogs and posts of people who have undertaken this journey, so it is interesting reading what experiences they have been through. There are even blogs by travellers currently undertaking the nomadic lifestyle, so you can read of their exploits daily.

Will you give up your chattels?

True nomads will strip themselves of all their possessions, such as home and belongings to hit the nomad trail. If this is for you, then go for it. However, some prefer to keep property and rent it out long term, so they have a base to come back to at some time in the future.

Do you have any skills?

Unless you are overflowing with cash, you may have to work whilst enjoying your nomadic lifestyle. Depending on your age, jobs can be attained at bars and restaurants, winter ski resorts and summer camps. If you want to establish roots in a city for a while, call on your skills to seek employment, where you can gather together monetary funds to enable you to continue on your nomadic way.

Is it economically possible?

Analyse your current expenditure such as rent, fuel, food, etc. but remember all this comes out of the wage you are earning now. Work out how long you could travel without any income. Jobs can be hard to come by, so any job you obtain whilst travelling will be a financial bonus. There are many forms of passive income to be earned while travelling, such as selling photos, writing travel articles or earning money from blogs.

There is no right way to live your life, but in choosing the nomadic lifestyle, you must decide if it is the right thing for you personally.

Many people love this lifestyle and many people live with regret at not having tried it. Only you can decide when the right time in your life to undertake this adventure is. Tours by My Adventure Store can put you on the right path to begin this journey and can be there whenever you need assistance to get into a foreign country or even travelling within your own country.
So if the intrepid nomad has been hibernating inside you, now might just be the perfect time to pursue your dream.

A travel blog post by Eva. I'm a Polish born traveler, travel photographer, writer and runner living in Montreal Canada. In the 10-plus years that I've been travelling, living and exploring various travel destinations, I've explored much of the America’s, Europe and the Caribbean Islands.