Step 1: Pick a place
Any place. Near or far, hot or cold, rainforest or desert. It’s calling you and you need to go.
Step 2: Create a Budget + Save Money
The hardest of the steps, saving the money. Cut back where you can – read my posts on saving money for travel here, here and here for inspiration – and watch the dollars stack up as you prepare for your trip.
Step 3: Book Tickets + Get Visas
Plane tickets, tour tickets, inter-rail passes: book ’em all. Get yourself sorted with your itinerary, get your hotel stays booked in and national park passes covered. Check if you need a visa, then organise it if you do.
Step 4: Pack
Make a list of things you need to take with you. Put these things into your bag.