If you’re not travelling, it’s because you really don’t want to! Here are top 5 absurd reasons why people don’t travel and if you really want to travel, we’ll tell you practical and actionable tips on how to..
1. BUT I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY…..
There are plenty of things you can do to save money and you would be surprised how much they can add up to by end of the year! For starters, you can have a piggy bank and keep adding money to it. Sublet your apartment or bring in a roommate and share rent. Eat out less. Cook at home more often. Teach over weekends – teach anything. If you are good at maths you can start tuitions. If you can bake, you can organise baking classes. Avoid taking cabs and use public transportation. We can go on. But you get the picture?
Check out ‘how to travel to Sri Lanka for less than $15 a day’ e-book written by us on our website. That should help you for starters.
2. I DON’T HAVE TIME!
You have school. You have kids. Work is overwhelming. Yea, we get it! But there is always a way to find time to travel. One way to do is to plan ahead. For example, if you are planning to go on a holiday 3 months prior, clock in more no of hours at work for three months if need be, Choosing holiday destinations that are close by is another way of doing it, so you can avoid hours flying! Public holidays looming ahead? Plan a trip that can start before and end after the holiday dates to maximise the time. Common, start thinking!
3. I HAVE NO ONE TO GO WITH…
Even better. The best travel experience is when you travel solo. You meet strangers and become friends. When you travel with people, you get influenced by their interests and needs. When you travel alone you discover yourself, push boundaries and limits and truly understand who you really are. This is an opportunity not to be missed. Go alone and you will see the world differently.
4. IT’S NOT SAFE
We are not asking you to travel to Syria now. For more than 30 years, the United States has labelled Syria a state sponsor of terrorism. The past decade alone has seen car bombs, assassinations, an attack on the U.S. Embassy, and violent anti-Western demonstrations. We get it! But 90% of the destinations you think of are safe. Go to Bali, Sri Lanka, Singapore, India, Malaysia. Most of these places are tourist friendly and are safe for women travellers going solo too.
4. I HAVE NEVER DONE IT BEFORE
Unless you try, you would never know. Mark it off your bucket list this year. Travel. It’s scary and exhilarating at the same time. Things may go wrong. It may not be as smooth as you anticipated. But you will come out of it, only stronger. You didn’t know to walk when you were born. You fall. Get up. Learn and get better at it. Bungee jump from the macau tower, watch whales in Sri Lanka, snorkel in Islands of Tahiti, Heli-Ski in Iceland. If not now, then when?
There’s so much to see and it is such a beautiful world out there. You will know when you experience it. Go. We urge you to!