Okay, so you've found plenty of inspiration here on wemooch and now all you want to do is get lost...
That's it, you're heading out for a bit of a wander. Your mum says you won't last a week without Netflix. Your dad tells you you're living in dreamland and even your hippy sister says you're all talk.
The hardest part is saying yes to yourself. After that, it's just a matter of a few formalities.
I've been wandering this big blue planet for over 20 years and know full well how much costs can spiral out of control. It pays to be financially savvy, pay less, see more. It's the easiest way to stretch your funds while travelling.
B.T (Before Tech)
When I first set out into the big blue yonder, E.mail didn't exist, at least in the mainstream. In 1996, a few companies began offering free, use anywhere, internet e.mail. It was revolutionary and a great way to keep in touch with family and friends at home. I opened my first account two years later at an internet cafe (do these still exist?) in the Netherlands where I was working and trying to save for the adventures ahead on the Indian subcontinent.
Fast forward a couple of decades and we now live in an entirely different world regarding communication and technology. Fart on Facebook, and before you know it someone’s pinned it to Instagram before you’ve had the chance to waft away that annoying tweet.
Technology has made travelling so much easier
We don't need to pack a cassette player and a stack of tapes when mp3 players do the job for a fraction of the size. There's no need to find a travel agent to book a flight when Skyscanner is in the palm of our hands. We no longer have to hunt down a map at the train station to find a bed for the night because we've got Google Maps and hotel booking portals at our fingertips.
All this easy access to travel resources does make moving around foreign parts so much easier but at the same time, the number of options can be overwhelming.
Where do we start?
Well, personal knowledge and extensive experience have combined to compile the following useful resources to be clicked and pressed just below here.