If you're still young, physically fit, hungry to learn and want to be better, I wish you could travel as far and as widely, as widely as possible you could see and explore the world.
But despite that thought, I realize that's not what everybody wants. For some, their couch, their home is still the best spot for happiness. But, why not try to be out of your comfort zone? Does your answer would still, I don't want to travel? Let's elaborate it more. Here are the top five reasons why people you travel?
1. Traveling is too expensive.
"I don't have enough money". We always hear that common phrase to those people who never travel, explaining that traveling is too expensive. Yes, it's somehow expensive but remember its not about the destination, it’s about the journey. Honestly, you can travel in a cheaper amount. There are numerous ways to travel on a budget. There are cheap flights to take, hostels to stay in and food to eat (try street food too). And you know what, some of the most fulfilling adventure experiences come at such low price because the truth is you don't need to be rich to travel, just be wise!
2. You have children.
If you will wait for your children to grow up before you can travel, maybe you will be giving up some of the best years to experience what the world has to offer. I can't consider that having children or having small children as a valid excuse to put your travel off. In fact, bringing them along might make your travel even more fun. Don't limit what you can do just because you have children instead take it as a challenge. Let's see if you can.
3. You're too busy.
The most productive people in the world are those people take a lot of breaks to rejuvenate despite their hectic schedule in school or in the workplace. In this world, it should be "no one is too busy to take a vacation". Why not have at least a week to treat yourself, to enjoy life? Go somewhere new. Don't skip those moments that you could see the beauty of the world. Life is a journey, yes, money can satisfy your pocket but how about your soul? Do you feel satisfied?
4. You're scared.
Is it you can't travel alone? To travel solo is one of the fastest growing travels in the world right now. So, if you are fully healthy, physically fit "you can't travel alone" is a kind of lame excuse. Fear can really control us if we let it. Nothing would be interesting if you keep holding on your comfort zone. Don't let your fear to travel solo control you. Furthermore, your life is yours to live and you can't wait for the other people to accompany you to live your life. In short, don't be scared, challenges will make your life more interesting.
5. You just don't want to.
Fair enough. You have no desire for travel. Is it like exploring the world and different cultures don't interest you? I get it. It's a matter of fact that some people just don't have the desire to travel, and I'm good with it. Traveling is not always a path for everyone. Not everyone is passionate about it, some are passionate about other things. Travel if you want to. But if you just travel because it was needed, it was demanded by the situation, it sad to hear. Remember, no one win in chasing other people idea of happiness even if they tricked themselves into thinking that it was their own. The truth is, happiness is a choice and traveling may help you to find that happiness.
After elaborating the top five reasons why people don't travel. Did you feel enlightened? Somehow, getting on a plane and going far away became the highest form of purchasable enlightenment. To go somewhere else and to experience real life.
So, this is my question. If not now, when?