Most people who want to travel come up with plenty of reasons why they shouldn’t travel the world; at least, not for the moment. School, work, and responsibilities at home are usually what hold them back. Unfortunately, most people who do wait for the “perfect” time to travel never do. So will you be like them and wait to travel, and not get to travel at all? Or will you pursue your dreams of traveling around the world?
Traveling on a budget
Hotels, guided tours, and luxury cruises sure are expensive. Not to mention the total cost of transportation and food when you add them up. Contrary to popular belief, traveling need not be expensive. You can see cheap holiday gems on a budget and still get to pay your bills.
And who says you need to travel outside of your country? For all you know, there are many attractions in your city which you haven’t explored yet. Start your travel adventure in your hometown and explore nearby towns and cities later.
Leaving behind work
If you are a regular employee, chances are your work is one of the things that hold you back from traveling. The thing is, no one’s asking you to quit your job. It’s really a matter of finding time to travel and squeezing that into your tight schedule. You can travel during weekends when you have no work or make use of your vacation leave each year.
Use your time wisely and plan your itinerary ahead of time. Create a backup itinerary just in case your initial plans don’t work out. If you’re traveling by plane, book your tickets at least 2 weeks earlier. Accommodations and transportation for getting to and around your destination must also be planned before the trip.
Holding back on your studies
If you wish to continue your studies but also want to travel, choose travel. You can always go back to school after having an adventure. Since you are a student, you might worry about where to get money to fund your trips. There are a number of things you can do to resolve that.
First, you can work online jobs. Companies hire writers, graphic artists, web designers, virtual assistants, English tutors, and others for online work. Or, you can also choose to work in jobs you qualify for in the town, city, or country you are visiting. Just make sure that you still have enough time to travel if you decide to get a job. Working part-time would be your best option.
Setting aside your responsibilities (or tag them along!)
Do you have pets? Get your friends to take care of them. Do you have a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or kids? Bring them with you and travel together! Choosing travel over everything else will make you a happier person and add memorable experiences and lessons to your life. By the time you get back to your old life, you will have a sense of fulfillment and feel as though you are a better version of yourself.