“I would love to go travelling, but…” It’s amazing how many people who want to experience the journey of a lifetime don’t take the plunge. They convince themselves they want to go, yet they also persuade themselves that it isn’t possible. You can’t tick all of the boxes before you go and there will always be some things left unchecked. That’s one pretext accounted for, now let’s move on to five more.
- I Can’t Afford It
Yes, travelling the world can be expensive. In fact, you don’t even have to explore the world because a weeklong trip to New York City can break the bank. However, this is still not justification to stay at home and work. Frankly, the belief that you need money while you travel is a myth. A budget can make the smallest amount go for miles, while there are work opportunities too. And, you can apply for loan and get a credit card beforehand. That way, you can pay back the money when you return. Simples!
- I Don’t Have The Time
There is always time, no matter how old or busy you are at the moment. What you have to do is make a list of priorities. Would you rather focus on a career or spend a year is many different countries as possible? The answer to this question will reveal whether you want to travel in the first place. Then, you can start to create the time to see the world. It’s not difficult to hand in your notice and quit a job. Also, remember that micro-travelling is a perfect solution. Lots of people go on extended holidays and weekend breaks while maintaining a career.
- I Can’t Go Alone
Why not? Travelling on your own is one of the most freeing experiences in life. For starters, it encourages you to meet new people and try different things. After all, you can’t afford to stick to your comfort zone. But, it also gives you the independence to put your wants and needs first. Imagine that a group of people want to hit up different countries. A single traveller can break off, check out towns and cities of their choice, and meet back up later. Friends who travel find this hard because they don’t want to leave one another.
- But It’s Not Safe
In reality, millions of men and women jet set to a new country and don’t experience trouble. There are examples of travellers that, unfortunately, were apart of the minority. However, for the most part, people around the world are just like the guys and girls in your hometown. Plus, there are things you can do to ensure your security. For example, explore in the daytime and tag along with a group at night. Get into marked cabs and tell someone where you are going. And, don’t carry lots of cash and cards on your person.
- I’ve Never Done It Before
Travelling isn’t a job, and you don’t need a resume to book a flight and take the plunge. Until you try it, there is no way to pop your cherry.
Have you been letting excuses get in the way? Now is the time to experience what the world has to offer.