Money is factor for many but the truth is you can work your way around the world and make money as you go site seeing. It a big leap for everyone to close shop, leave you acreer, say see you later to your loved ones and hit the road but if it’s something you really want to do I can't recommend it enough. The things you will learn, the site you will see, the people you will meet and the experiences you will have will outweigh any of your nervous feelings and you have to trust me on that.
So here are some advice I wish someone had given me before you pack that backpack up.
Learn To Be Patient
Don't sweat the things you can't control. If your bus/train/ plane or ride is late and it means you're going to miss your connecting method of transport or your travel buddies try not to sweat it too much. These things happen but you will get to your destination one way or another. These things just kind of have a way of working themselves out.
You aren't going to see the world lying ijn your bed and getting up early has a whole host of advantages. The main on is that you will have the world all to yourself. If you are travelling to see specific things then there are a lot of people who are doing the exact same thing. The early bird catches the worm. If you get up early rather than sleeping in then you will have these sites all to yourself and there is nothing worse than tourists (I mean that in jest of course.)
Stash the Cash
Your main worry while you are travelling will be whether or not you have enough cash. Don't keep all your money in the same place and it will be able to bail you out of any emergency. If the bank machines stop working or they are too far away from where you are. If you lose your wallet (heaven forbid) then that wad of cash you keep in your sock will the a God send.
Speak to People
Seeing things i one thing but you will learn so much more from the locals around you. People truly do make the world go round and never underestimate the kindness of strangers. It's not as hard as you think to communicate with people. The world has a grips with basic English and if all else fails then it's time to install Google Translate on to your phone.
Be Snap Happy
Most importantly take as many photographs as humanly possible! Don't worry if you think it makes you look like a tourist but in ten years time when you look back at the time you spent backpacking all those photographs will be worth their weight in gold. Get yourself a Dropbox account on or some other form of Cloud saving. You’ll be amazed how much memory your travels will take up on your phone.