Most people dream of travelling, but not all of them actually do travel. Many people complain that they can’t travel because of kids, mortgage, demanding job, no money, etc. On the other hand, we have met so many people with kids, mortgage, demanding job, no money, etc., who do travel. What is the difference between them? The attitude.
We all make our choices and we have different priorities. If you aren’t interested in travelling, that is completely fine. People enjoy different things. Travelling, like anything else, is not for everyone.
But if you dream of exploring the world, think again. Even if you have different priorities (family, career, etc.), it doesn’t mean that you have to give up on travelling. You don’t have to sell everything and become a digital nomad. It is about making travel a part of your life, even just a small part. It is about finding the balance which makes you happy.
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If you think that you can’t afford to travel now, there is no guarantee that your financial situation will get better later. You might earn or save more money but you will probably have more responsibilities which will increase your expenses. It might get even harder to spare some money or time for travelling. The good news is that there are many ways how to save money for travelling and how to travel on a limited budget.
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It is not a good idea to put off your travel plans because they might not happen at all. We can see for ourselves that confidence usually goes down with age, especially if you don’t have any previous experience. If you don’t have the courage to travel in your twenties or thirties, it won’t get any better when you get older.
With age we also get more worried and less comfortable with the unknown. This might stop us from doing things we want. We know many people in their forties or fifties who regret that they didn’t travel when they were younger. Now it is much harder for them to start.
If you feel uncomfortable or overwhelmed, get some help. Take action and talk to someone experienced (a travel agent, friend, blogger, etc.).
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Let’s face it – health usually doesn’t get better with age. What is the point of postponing your travel plans till you retire, when you might not be fit enough to travel then? Increasing health-related expenses might also cut your budget significantly. Travel insurance is more expensive for older people. If there are any pre-existing medical conditions, it might be even hard to get.
Our energy levels go down too. We get tired more quickly and the idea of exploring the world might not be as tempting as before.
We aren’t saying that you can’t travel when you get older. Of course you can, but your options might be limited and you may not able to do everything you would like to.
The World Changes Fast
The site you would like to see, might not be there in a few years or it can be in a significantly worse condition. Large volumes of visitors have negative impact, especially on nature. For example, the corals of the Great Barrier Reef are being slowly damaged and that is why they will look differently in a few years.
With more people travelling, the popular places get busier and it is harder to find anything ‘off the beaten track’.
The political situation can change or become unstable. Security issues might arise. However, it is fair to say that places which aren’t safe now might become ok to travel to in a few years.
We believe that you can have it all if you want. You can travel while having a full time job, mortgage, kids or limited resources. You only have to make the effort and dedicate some of your money and time to travelling. Travel doesn’t have to be expensive at all. There are so many cheap options like a road trip in your own country or flying with budget airlines.
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And it is not just about you – you can motivate other people to do things they have been dreaming about.
Give it a try and start slow. You will see the positive effects of travel on your life shortly.
Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take this moment and make it perfect.
What are your thoughts? Let us know!