Quitting your job just to travel is impractical
My blog audience according to my AWStats tool is comprised of 60% from the PH, 38% from the US, and 2% from other countries. With that being said, I can say that majority of my readers are Filipinos. If you’re new on my blog, I will tell you that I’m frank AF and I tell things as is and I want to tell y’all a reality check that Philippines is a poor country. You know that yourself and most of us can’t live independently just because we have our families to support. Quitting your job would not only be impractical but also selfish.
It’s nice to have both your job to give back to your family and also to travel to reward yourself. After all, how are you going to travel if you do not have a job? How are you going to get a money? Most blogs suggest to sell everything you have then travel and I was like: “???????????????????” Hell, nawp.
Unless you’re filthy rich, have no responsibilities at home, and have really no plan to have a job and your main purpose in life is just to travel, then go ahead and quit your job to travel the world. LOLOLOL.
Choosing a job
I’m blabbing a lot already and I want to go to the point of this blog: How to Travel Without Quitting Your Job
Contrary to what many Filipinos believe, there are tons of jobs available for everyone. Sure, it takes time to finally get a job offer but sooner or later you will.
- Attend every interview there is be it something you’re not prioritizing because you will never know what they can offer unless you attend
- Apply and apply even if you do not have some of the job requirements because who knows, right?
- Do not accept the first offer unless you really, really like it – wait for more job offers and weigh both pros and cons
- Ask about their leave benefits per year including vacation leaves and sick leaves. This is important because you have itchy feet and you don’t want to be absent every now and then and be unpaid just to travel, right?
- Ask them about their stance on converting salary to vacation. Our company does not honor this but it wouldn’t hurt to try asking!
- Hint them about your plans to travel. A month or so after I landed my job, I’ve been telling my employer how I wanted to travel and I said that I will pursue it anytime soon.
I can’t speak for you but my field is mostly computer-based and doesn’t require manual labor thus not needing me to be there 24/7. So yeah, if you are planning to work while traveling, choose a job that is not in the field.
Blah, blah. Enough talking, Jacklynne! How did you travel without quitting your job?
Okay, fine. Calm your tits! I’ll get into it!