Sounds crazy. Sounds the end of the world. Ehh actually is exactly what you wanna do but how? Many readers of Shanti Free Bird try to find inspiration to change the way of their lives (or start thinking about it). I'm grateful for all your e-mails, you are so supportive, caring and lovely! Your kind words make me wanna share more and more about my experiences and Life Story. I love you all!
People live different situations, some are unhappy in their crappy jobs, some are lost and wanna travel to find their way, some are afraid but... there's always a solution.
You dislike your job and want to travel
So, what are you waiting for? Why forcing yourself to do something that doesn't make you happy? Your fears, feeling of emptiness, sadness are gonna influence your private life and you are just running away from happiness.
Stop dreaming about the perfect vacation and make it real. Save money during a short period and say goodbye to this job that blocks you. When you come back you will find something else you really enjoy or during your trip you fall in love with the place (or someone else!) and you decide to live there.
All you have to do is as simple as go. Easier to write or read than actually take the action, I understand, but if you keep working on something you are sick of, waiting for a miracle, most probably you'll work in that place forever and being an unhappy person with an unhappy life. It's such a relief the feeling of freedom, of waking up and smile to the Universe. Wanna give a try?
You love your job but want to travel
In the way to your job you are full of energy, with a huge smile in your face, happy to start a brand new day and can't wait to work on the creative ideas you had last night. This means you are enjoying what you're doing, you feel satisfation and you are in the right place.
I wouldn't suggest you to quit your job like above but take some time for yourself, like 2 weeks in the country you are dreaming of. You will come back full of energy for a new phase in your life. If 1 or 2 weeks aren't enough you can always apply for a Gap Year, where you don't work during one year, also you don't receive any salary but you are free to do whatever during this year. You can travel the World, do it!!
You don't have a job and want to travel
I already prove you that you don't need money to travel. Hitch hiking, Camping or Couch Surfing are your best tools. Of course you will be dependent, searching for solidarity of people but in the end you will have a great experience to share with your friends and family. You challenge yourself all the time which makes you stronger. You will miss your confort but also whenever you are back home you will appreciate much more small things like driving a car, sleep in a comfy bed with a pillow and blanket, hot shower, open a fridge and take everything you'd like and so on.
You are still a student and want to travel
Buy your InterRail Pass! You can travel in the european countries you want for 15 days, 21 days or one month! It's awesome because you have the train as transportation all the time, the date and time you want. You can travel overnight to save on time and accomodation. It's a great way to start traveling, but be careful, you can get addicted and end up like me, traveling as a lifestyle. Read about my InterRail experience right here.
If you are a broken student and adventurous you can hitch hike! Europe is pretty safe and besides Italy and Spain is quite easy. Tips on Hitch Hiking Here.