There was a lot of preparation involved before I was ready to travel to Melbourne for work. Luckily I had a handy advice-page to help me through the rougher parts.
Get rid of your belongings
Check! … Sold my trusty 20kg PC and my handy touch-screen tablaptop and converted them into an XPS15. Now I have everything handy in a single package that is convenient to carry around.
Find a way to earn extra money
Check! … I write a blog that literally has multiple readers. I haven’t put any ads up, but I plan to make up for that in volume. I’m sure my check will be in the mail any day now.
I also strategically got a management job 19 months ago, which helps.
Decide on Travel style
Check! … I’m no good at camping, so I’ve opted for hotels. I also decided on flying to my destination; I’m sure it is a little more expensive, but the hours I save translate into at least another 3-4 blog posts, so that’s practically money in the bank.
I considered walking, but someone told me it’s far.
Exercise and get in shape
Check! … I know there’s always more I could have done, but I’m in good shape and more than ready for the long treks to and from the office. Even the longer slogs for dinner should barely be an obstacle. I probably can fit in a few desserts as well.
The unusual essentials
Check … I travel with my bluetooth headset for entertainment. I’m not sure that’s too unusual, but it’s definitely essential. I guess I could live without the mouse for the laptop, but it’s too much of a hassle operating this thing without.
Is a razor unusual? Is my medication? I think I’ve thought of everything that’s worth thinking about.
Do you have enough blank pages in your passport?
Check? … I … I think I can get there without my passport. But I checked, and there is room… I guess?
Sell house or notify landlord
Get cash for each country you know you will be visiting
Melbourne isn’t a country.
What the hell are you talking about?
What does RTW stand for?
Forget I posted this, okay?