The Travel Essentials For Holidays That Turn Into Long Term Stays

Travel is something that many people love to do, but if you get the chance to turn a holiday into something little more long term and permanent, many would jump at the chance if they coupon do it. Sometimes these things happen spontaneously, whereas other times you may get a little planning time ahead for you to decide on what you want to do and when. I thought I would share with you some of the essentials to think about if ever this opportunity arises for you.


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Finding the right accommodation for your stay
One of the biggest issues people face with turning what was a holiday into a more of a longer term option is the accommodation side of things. Many people stay in hotels initially, but as a long term thing this is not going to be very cost efficient. This is when you may want to look at rentals such as apartments, and websites like Meriton could be a great place to start. Having the right base will help you tackle other things such as working or what you might do while you are there. 
Making sure you discover every aspect of the destination 
While you are there for some time, you may want to ensure that you enjoy every aspect of your chosen destination. From historical sights to the things that you just have to witness and experience. If you are not too knowledgeable about the place, a quick look online will help. Reading travel blogs can be a great way to find out about hidden gems or get the low down on a destination. A search online may also identify specific websites where you can book experiences and tickets in advance for a cheaper deal. 
Can you work on the go 
Are you fortunate enough to be able to work anywhere? If that is the case then make sure you bring everything with you when it comes to your work so that you can continuing to earn a living. This will help avoid you having to find work in the new place, which means you may not need certain visas or permissions. 
Finding your network and tribe
Staying in one place for the time being may sound exciting, but you also need to think about tackling any loneliness you may feel which is why it is important for you to network and find your tribe. Facebook is great for this as there is bound to be. Page or group where people are in similar situations. You could also be outgoing and talk to people while out and about, asking questions and generally being an approachable person yourself. 
A capsule wardrobe could be key
Finally,packing light will be important, and although you may have a case with you,planning to stay long term means you need options. A capsule wardrobe could be the ideal solution to this problem. Enabling you to create differently outfits with just a few items. 
I hope these tips help you if you plan on turning a holiday into a long term stay.

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