Tips for moving on when travelling



The biggest worry of every traveller, is staying too long in one place and not moving on sooner. Realising you didn’t get to experience everything you wanted to do, can be a massive regret. But how do you stop this from happening? By listening to my tips on knowing when to move on.

In this episode, I answer a question from a Gal Pal Show listener. She’s travelling soon and wanted to know the tips for knowing the right time to move on from a place and not stay too long.

This is a great episode, if you’re backpacking and planning to travel to multiple destinations. I share my tips on how to recognise the signs and when it’s the right time for you to move on.

Knowing when to move on when travelling…



This travel episode is about …

  • My tips on how to make the tough decision to move on, especially when you’re having a really good time.

  • Tip 1 – Don’t be scared to move on. My first destination of my round the world trip, I really didn’t want to leave, but I had to as I’d already planned the next part of the trip.

  • Tip 2 – Book flights and tours before you leave. This will keep you moving and will encourage you to move on and not look back.

  • Tip 3 – Remember that you are travelling, which means you’re supposed to keep moving.

  • Tip 4 – If you are having a great time in a place, but there is a ‘but’.

  • Tip 5 – Ask yourself questions to see if you’ve done all that you wanted to do, as you don’t want any regrets.

  • Tip 6 – When you’re on a high and loving the place, people and the culture of your current destination. It’s then time to move on.

  • Tip 7 – Phone home and speak to a family member or friend. They’ll remind you why you’re travelling and of all the things you wanted to do.

  • Tip 8 – Know that you’ve got great experiences waiting for you at the next destination.

  • Tip 9 – Swap contact details with the people you met and stay in contact. Plan to meet up with them later on in your travel or when you return home.

  • Tip 10 – Have planned rest periods to your adventure. This is a great time to reflect on your experience so far and plan for the next part of your travel.

  • Remember, that if you moved on too early you can always return. Remember Kirsty from the Surin Project? She returned to the elephant project on her way home to the UK. I returned to Australia 7 months after being settles back in the UK.

Episode Links:

#17 – Living and working with elephants in Thailand

#16 – How to make travel goals happen

#14 – Choosing a tour group when travelling

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