Getting Started

Getting ready to embark on an epic journey around the world can be a daunting task. The Goats On The Road are here to help. We’ve done it… multiple times, and in this section you can get a little help from experienced travellers. Even if you’re already experienced, you’ll still find some new ideas here.



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The Ultimate Packing List for Full-Time Travellers

It’s one thing to pack your backpack and set off on a trip to a specific destination, or one region of the world, but when you’re trying to pack for a life of full-time travel, deciding what to put in your bag can be a difficult decision. You’ll be travelling through different continents, cultures and climates. ...
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How to Choose the Best Backpack for Travel

When travelling the world, your backpack will be your best friend. But, choose the wrong pack, and it could end up being your worst enemy. There are many things to consider when picking out a backpack. We’ve been travelling around the world for almost 7 years now, and although we’ve gone through a few different bags (and ...
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How To Quit Your Job & Travel: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

How do I quit my job and travel forever? How can I possibly save enough money for travel? What are the regulations about travelling abroad full-time? What about retirement? These are questions we are constantly asked, and yet somehow, we don’t have a post fully explaining the process of becoming a full-time traveller in our Goats on the ...
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Travel Advice For Beginners: a Guide to Airports, Documents & Flying

There are numerous things to think about when planning to go on a trip. It may sound simple enough – book a flight, go to the airport, and take off. But, there can be many documents required, security checks to do, and things to think about – both before arriving at the airport, and during the check-in process. ...
How We Saved $40,000 For a Year of Travel

How We Saved $40,000 For a Year of Travel

We are constantly asked how we saved enough money to travel, which is a legitimate question! We were recently featured on CNN Money and the article focused on just that – how we saved for our first big trip abroad. This made me realize that we have never really written about it here on our own site. ...
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The Cost of Travel in Laos: Everything You Need to Know

Laos is somewhat of a ‘hidden gem’ when it comes to South East Asia. We were genuinely surprised by this lush, heavily forested country sitting quietly at the heart of the region just waiting to be discovered. Unfortunately, we were equally surprised by how expensive we found Laos to be, particularly in comparison to the hugely affordable countries of Thailand ...