Travel: Ten Excuses That You Should Never Use To Stop You From Traveling
There's more to seeing the world than just fun.
It’s also about learning, discovering, culture and personal growth. Of course, it's often a holiday, so you should enjoy the time you spend away, but for many people, they find life changing experiences too.
They may become braver, more knowledgeable, and more confident. Travel also offers an opportunity for you to relax and recharge your batteries, allowing you to hopefully return home feeling refreshed.
Nearly everyone wants to travel, but far too many people let excuses stop them. With that in mind, here are ten that you shouldn’t use.
“I Won’t Be Safe”
The world is not a safe place. No one really wants to admit this, but it is true. While of course there is a chance you could be robbed, scammed, or worse abroad, it’s much more likely to happen in your own country. After all, you feel more at ease there so you won’t be on guard or as careful as you are when you travel. So rather than succumb to fear, try making your travel destination less dangerous to you. You can do this by avoiding particularly risky areas and not walking around at night, especially alone.
“I Can’t Travel Alone”
Not everyone you know is going to share your desire for travelling. If you can’t find a friend or family member to jet off with you, then why not go alone? Doing things alone has never actually bothered me, yet to some the idea of exploring somewhere new by yourself can be daunting, but it is still a really worthwhile experience. At this moment in time,, I'd like nothing more than to take off for break on my own. You’ can tailor your trip to your wants and needs alone, rather than trying to please everyone else. Plus, when you’re travelling solo, you’ll find it much easier to make new friends.
“I Don't Have The Time”
When you have a full-time job and a family, finding time to book a trip can be awkward. You only get so many days off work each year, and, if you have children, they’re only allowed out of school at certain times of the year too. This means that you may not be able to book long getaways, but there’s nothing stopping you from arranging a few long weekends here and there. These could be abroad or closer to home if you prefer, and you could go alone or with the whole family.
“I'll Get Lost”
Heading to a foreign land means that of course you may get lost. I once set off to walk to the fountains in Barcelona, only to arrive back at the same spot I started at an hour later. Thankfully, even if you do, there are plenty of ways to get yourself back on the right track nowadays, particularly with your mobile phone.. As long as you have the internet on your phone, you can look up where you are on the map and follow that back to where you need to be. Plus, paper maps still exist if you don’t have any data. A good tip is to also keep the number of your hotel on you so that you can call the reception and ask for directions back.
“I Can’t Afford It”
Travel can be expensive, but it doesn’t always have to be. There are plenty of ways to cut the cost of everything, from the flights and accommodation to your new holiday wardrobe. You could even consider borrowing money to fund your travel dreams. There are many options available, including secured homeowner loans, personal loans, and even personal loans from loved ones. If you’d rather not borrow, then try budgeting. See if you can reduce your monthly expenses and save up the money instead.
“I Don’t Like Flying”
Flying is an experience that can terrify even the bravest. Some might say that if we were meant to fly then we would have been born with wings. That being said, there are many ways to ease your flight anxiety. You could get the facts on the risks, for example, or pack a book to distract you. If flying really isn’t for you, then you could take a road trip instead or travel by boat or train. There are many means of transport other than planes that you could use to get to your destination
“I Only Speak English”
Even avid travellers don't know every language and I've not been to a country where they didn't know some English, but It’s definitely useful being able to understand and speak in the native tongue of the country that you’re visiting, but with apps, dictionaries, and other resources available, it just isn’t necessary. nowadays These tools make it easy for you to translate sentences, words, and even signs. They can translate what you say too so that you can talk to any locals that you meet. Clever eh?!
“I Have A Pet”
Travelling with your pet is actually much easier these days than it ever has been. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a pleasant experience. This is especially true when travelling on long haul flights. Because of this, having a pet does hold some people back from going away. However, you do have options. If you have friends or family, for example, they could take your furry friend in or even stay at your home. You can also consider kennels and pet sitters.
“I'm Too Old”
Travelling is something that some people associate with young people, but those a little older have started catching on to the fun. Once you hit retirement and you have fewer responsibilities to take care of, there’s no reason why you can’t or shouldn’t see the world and discover yourself. Many organizations have begun to realise how popular travel is among older men and women and as such, have started catering their services to this unique demographic.
“I'm Rubbish At Planning”
Planning a holiday is not a simple task, especially when you’re travelling with a group of people. It doesn’t matter whether you’re staying close to home or heading halfway across the world; there are many factors that you need to consider, plan for, and book. To make this a little easier, you should write a list of all of the tasks that you need to do before you go away. Alternatively, let the travel agent do the work for you and plan your trip.
Almost everyone wants to see the world, so don’t let the excuses above hold you back.
Love T x
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