“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”
I LOVE booking travel and making Memories.
Life is full of excuses….People always make excuses when it comes to traveling. Unless you want to live a life full of regret….You shouldn’t live a life full of Excuses. Taking your dream trip isn’t only possible it’s an absolute necessity for your physiological, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Reasons why someone may not be able to travel. Most common excuses I hear at all times.
- I can’t afford it
Travel absolutely does not have to be expensive if you’re smart about it. While I cannot afford to travel indefinitely or for great lengths of time, I still find ways to make my travel dreams reality. It may mean saving up for months or years for an expensive trip (do you know how far $50 a week can go in 6 months?), find a part-time job and put that check in the bank and call it the “Travel Fund” …… or it may mean choosing a destination that isn’t going to cost you an arm or leg.
No matter what your income is, you CAN find ways to travel.
- I don’t have the time
If travel is something you really want to do, you can MAKE time. You can make the best use of your vacation days (no matter how few they number) by planning ahead. Plan a vacation around a holiday so you use up less of that precious time off. Plan trips that are a bit closer to home. Or, go all out and plan an epic vacation to somewhere you’ve always wanted to go so that you have something great to look forward to.
Get Your Priorities Straight. Fast forward to the end of your life and imagine… You’re laying on your deathbed, about to die. Unfortunately, your whole life, you kept telling yourself that were gonna take that dream trip of yours, but you never actually did. Any regrets…? Listen – it’s a bold move to take a sick trip, but if not now, then when? When you get that promotion? When you land your next client? When you’re married with kids and need to depend on your parents to watch your rug-rats?
- But, I have no one to travel with
Saying you won’t travel because you have no companion is like saying you won’t eat cuz you don’t have dinner company. Some of my absolute best travel experiences came from my solo-trips which forced me to FULLY take in the experience while allowing me to express myself authentically without constant reaffirmation of my role and identity.
It may come as a shock, but not everyone has dreams of travel. In fact, some people are perfectly content living in the same town their whole lives and never leaving it.
There’s nothing wrong with this. Unless, of course, your parents or spouse or friends fall into this category when you don’t. Then it can become frustrating. But, just remember that there’s no rule saying you have to travel with someone. Hit the road solo! Have an adventure on your own! Then you can go home and tell the non-travelers in your life all about what they missed out on. Who knows? Maybe you’ll convert a few of them and have travel partners in the future.
- It’s not safe to travel alone
Terrorism. Corruption. Plane crashes. Crazy taxi drivers. Pickpockets.
Yes, there’s a lot to be afraid of in the world, and travelers sometimes do come across dangerous situations away from home.
But do you know what one of the most dangerous activities of all is? Simply driving to work every day. 90 percent of the places you wanna visit are fine. No matter where you go, don’t be a doofus – keep your valuables concealed, stay out of dark alleyways, and avoid eye contact with the dude who’s debating with air. If you can drive in Austin, TX traffic on IH35… Thailand will be a breeze. ***giggling***
- I’ve never travel before
Remember back when you were a virgin? Were you disappointed when sex became a regular part of your life? Now imagine what life would be like if you used your virginity as an excuse for never having sex. Same thing goes for travel – the more you do it, the better you get, and that awkward uncertainty turns to passionate pleasure. Get this down and your trip will be infinitely improved. The purpose of your trip isn’t for everything to go right – it’s to use travel as a vehicle for your values (for me: freedom, growth, inspiration, adventure, authenticity, connection, and love).
- Don’t make Excuses…….
If you really want to travel, then find a way to make it happen. There are thousands of people out there right now casting aside the expected course of life in order to enjoy a life of travel. They’re not making excuses about time or money or danger. They’re just doing it. While a lifestyle of perpetual travel isn’t for everyone, everyone should be able to fit travel in somewhere.
So stop with the excuses.
Just travel already.
I promise you won’t regret it.
Traveling is possible for Anyone. You have to have the Drive….Ambition and Determination to want to venture out to new surroundings.