The last year has been a little spontaneous for me in the travel department. I had amazing opportunities to visit Pittsburgh, Albany/Saratoga Springs, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Austin and more! For me, traveling is one of the best experiences you can give to yourself.
“Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.”
I can’t express how true these words are. When you spend money on travel, you’re offering yourself new experiences, adventures, opportunities to learn about a different culture and city. Traveling is worth every penny, which is why I’m sharing why you should travel now instead of waiting until you’re settled in life.
You’re Young And Able:
Personally, I don’t understand why people think it’s okay to wait until you’re retired to travel. When you’re older, you may have had children, some surgeries, and other things that cause wear and tear on your body. You won’t enjoy walking 15 or more miles a day exploring a new place. You’ll spend all that money just to hang out in a hotel room. So why not go when you’re in perfect health and have the ability to enjoy all aspects of traveling?
Money Isn’t Your First Priority:
Money is all relative. Hear me out. When you’re in your 30s and 40s, you have children to worry about, you have their college funds to worry about, you have a home and mortgage to worry about. Your financial responsibility at that stage of your life is massive, so traveling might seem impossible or not a priority. When you’re young and in your 20s, you’re mostly responsible for yourself. Now is the best time to travel. Don’t get me wrong, you should focus on your savings account, but you should treat yourself to a trip or two to explore and visit a new place.
Nothing Is Standing In Your Way:
Children, marriage, buying a home, moving a for your career, and so many other things stand in the way of traveling. I’m not saying these things are a reason to not travel, but they definitely become a priority in life over traveling. So, why not travel beforehand and then focus on the next steps in your life? I feel like people think it’s easier to wait until you’re completely settled with these aspects of your life, but it’s far easier to travel without worrying about the other priorities you have.
You Won’t Regret It:
You’ll never regret traveling, but you especially won’t regret it when you’re young. Being a college graduate, it can seem IMPOSSIBLE to find the funding for travel. It may seem difficult, but I promise it’s possible. Yes, you might have to sacrifice some money in your savings to make it happen, but you won’t have to spend your entire savings in one trip. When you’re young, traveling is the best experience you can take advantage of. Not only will you cross a place off your bucket list, but you will also have stories to share and a new appreciation of a different place.
Don’t sit back and wait to travel and visit all the places on your travel bucket list. Make a plan, save up some money, and go explore the world. There are far too many beautiful places in the world, and they are worth seeing.
What are your top three places on your travel bucket list? What has been your favorite trip in the last year? Make sure to leave a comment below!