Is Smart working the New Way to a Life of Travel?

We sometimes forget, but smart working did not start during the pandemic. Many people were already doing it, years before we all had to go into lockdowns. It is a solution that provides people with the keys to controlling their own life.

Of course, not everyone can manage their workload efficiently, so, smart working can end someone’s career. But for those with time management qualities, it might just be the solution for a life of travel.

Living in one City for a Short Period of Time

Let’s face it: Travelling usually only enables us to discover the tip of the iceberg. The sites and locations that almost everyone gets to see when visiting a given city. It is not a bad thing per say. In fact, it would be a shame to head to Paris and not visit the Louvres, or fly to Rome and miss out on the Coliseum.

But there is so much more to every city in the world that is also worth discovering than just the main attractions. Smart workers may be able to go deeper, by moving from one city to another and staying there for a short period of time.

For a smaller town, six months should be sufficient, and for a larger one, give it a year and you should have seen enough to move on.

If you don’t know where to start, let us give you a tip: Berlin. There are many reasons that make it the perfect city to initiate your road trip. First, it is a large city that doesn’t cost as much as other capitals in Europe.

Secondly, you won’t have any problem finding someone that speaks English, anywhere you go. Finally, it is extremely open-minded. You won’t have problems making new friends there, in a hurry.

Find out more about removals from the UK to Germany, to help you get your things to Berlin. Just keep in mind that life on the road is best lived when you don’t carry too much baggage.

A Few Things You need to think of

If you decide to choose this kind of life, you will need to be attentive to details. First, you will need to acquire travel insurance, to protect you in case you fall ill or have an accident.

Also, you need to make sure that your stay in the country where you will be residing, will remain legal. Most of the time, you can stay for a period of three months, without a special visa. Still, every country (outside of Europe) will be different.

It is better to discuss this with your employer, first. If they plan to reintegrate the team into their building in a few months, you may find yourself having to come back in a hurry, which could cost you a lot of money, as well. If you work as a freelancer, moving away too far from your time zone could be a bad idea, as well.

Ask yourself all the questions that you need to, before making the decision of living on the road. If all the lights are green: Go!

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Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.

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