Q: If you are in your 40s and want to take off and travel, what advice would be essential.
A: Sounds exciting! Lots to think about but as a start:
a) Hunt around for a decent long term travel insurance policy;
b) Do a budget... you will inevitably spend more than you think and this needs to fit with whatver income you are going to have;
c) Make some sort of plan about what things you want to see and do.