Im a single 26yr old male with 50k. I wish to travel the world for an undetermined amount of time. Please give me advice.
I currently work fulltime as a high school teacher and live with my parents. My life has become extremely comfortable and routine.
At the end of this year, ive decided I will leave aus with an open ticket, probably in the direction of south east asia as a starting point and then onto India.
My goal is to become bilingual (unsure on language) and start making some travel related videos.
My parents dont want me to do this. They want to me keep saving money so I can put a deposit on a house in my capital city. There argument is that ill be able to live comfortable when im 40 and then I can travel and do what i want. This isnt happening. My parents have never been overseas before so their views are different from mine.
If you have any advice, can you pass it on to me? it doesnt have to be travel related but would love some from some of the older wiser people on here who have been in my position or wanted to be in my position before. Do you have any regrets or something that you think i should do?
Ideally id love to travel for a while then land a job somewhere. Then just live off my earnings. My goal isnt to spend 50k in a year.
Single Young Male Seeks life/travel Advice before Travelling The Globe
*Will take a good camera and pack very lightly
Please give me life advice.
Update: I have been overseas numerous times and backpacked around Asia/Europe/north America already on shorter trips (a few months at most).
Many older people on here are saying "yes do it, plenty of time to buy a house and settle down later. While many people who are closer to my ages are saying "go for a few months but invest/save your money for your financial future". I can see both sides as its statistically harder to buy a house now in many capital cities than it was 20 years ago.
The dilemma that is constantly playing over and over in my head is that if i go overseas and come back after X amount of months/years with $XXk gone, i wont be able to live my parents and save that amount of money again so affording a house will be difficult. As for those who say to invest, Id love to invest some money in a property but i wouldnt be able to cover the repayments even with someone renting.
I will be going overseas for an extended period of time. I think about it everyday. I just want to do it wisely.