When people ask you what your hobbies and favourite things are, do you mention travel? For those of us who do, it makes sense to invest in your passion. If you love to paint, you buy high quality brushes. If you love to write, you buy books. So, what about it you love to travel? Here are some sensible investments you might want to consider making.
A Language Course
Many people say that the most valuable lessons they’ve ever learned have been outside of the classroom and in other countries. They’ve gone travelling and learned things they would never have even encountered at home. They might have gone to India and discovered how to cook authentic chicken curry. They might have left their land-locked country, and gone to Australia, where they learned how to surf.
So, learning lessons is obviously valuable. But how to do this best? By knowing the language of the country you’re visiting. If you can become fluent, fantastic! Even knowing the basics is handy. You’ll be able to soak up so much more knowledge from locals who don’t speak your own language.
Are you always needing to stay in hotels in your home country? Near enough to your home to drive there, but too far away to sleep in your own bed? Then a caravan or motorhome could be the thing for you. Yes, it means an initial outlay. However, the savings in the long-term can really stack up. You won’t need to pay for luggage, and you can carry everything you need yourself. You won’t need to pay for accommodation, as you’ll be taking your bed with you! And you can save a tonne of money on food by being able to cook for yourself.
A Sturdy Suitcase
A good-quality suitcase is a necessity for the serious traveller. The reasons are multiple. Firstly, the sturdier and stronger it is, the longer it will last. Why buy a new and cheap one every year when you can buy a more expensive one that will last ten years? Secondly, stronger suitcases are more difficult to break into. This means that your personal belongings are safe from would-be criminals.
It is highly advisable to get a brightly-coloured and/or unique looking suitcase. Thieves will be on the hunt for plain-looking bags that people might not recognise as their own. They likely won’t risk strolling off with a neon orange one!
A Digital Camera
We take our phones with us everywhere these days. Because most of these now come with a camera, we always have the ability to take pictures. But it is rare to find a phone that takes pictures of as good a quality of a proper digital camera.
This is why investing in one might be a good decision for you. As a starting point, consider its size. If it’s too big and bulky, you might not ever actually take it anywhere with you. Size doesn’t have to mean great quality anymore, either. You can now get smaller models with great properties.