To Those Who Want To Travel, But Don’t Do It

At work and in life, I often hear people asked the question “what do you like to do in your spare time?” A LOT of people say they like to travel, but never get around to it. They list off places they’d love to go, but will never actually visit.

And I don’t think that’s the way you should live your life.

When there’s a will, there’s a way. If you truly want to travel, you should and you can. I know people who have come from nothing who have seen more of the world than people who are rolling in money. Because they have the will, they found a way, and you can too.

There will always be obstacles. No matter what stage of your life you’re in. So stopping putting it off to a time where you think traveling will be easier – it will never be easier.

Start small, visit another town. Go bigger, visit another state. Take a risk, go to another country.  Take advantage of your youth or your free time, take advantage of paid time off and vacation days. You were granted these things for a reason.

Stop going to the same boring bar every weekend with your friends and start pocketing that money for adventures. Stop buying lunch every single day when it’s so much cheaper to bring something from home. Do the little things that will add up in a big way. Eventually you will get enough money to get where you want to go.

If you want to travel, but don’t, I can guarantee you’re missing out. I can promise you that you will regret not seeing the things you want to see or going the places you want to go. Fulfill your desires, stop saying you can’t. Stop with the excuses. If you want to travel, then just go.

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11 thoughts on “To Those Who Want To Travel, But Don’t Do It

  1. I travelled alone (not lonely) for the past 5 years. I would go away for 2 – 3 weeks each year to a different place and on each trip I would drive about 14-15 hours a day, sometimes 3 days straight, if I am going to west coast.
    I believe, there is a certain quality that “aloneness” will bring to each individual along with the priceless self realizations 🙂

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      1. Maybe like Rosie said in her post, start small, visit Vermont or Maine alone, maybe next time a little further down south, one state at a time. Most importantly, I observe my body response and my minds web along the way. Happy Travels.

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  2. Traveling and seeing the world is so important. It teaches you more than you can ever learn in books, and more about yourself. Anytime you have the chance to go somewhere new GO! It’s mind boggling to me the people who spend so much money to go to the same lame beach resort year after year.

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  3. I so agree with your post, Rosie. Traveling is not something that’s ever imagined myself doing, yet I’ve done quite a bit. I would not trade it for anything! It teaches you more than you can possibly learn anywhere else.

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