5 Excuses Why People Don’t Travel (What’s Yours?)
The world is beautiful. FROM the cliffs of Moher in Ireland TO Appenzell in Switzerland TO Arches National Park in the USA – there’s plenty that comes close to being no less than a heaven.
And yet, so many people decide to stay caged in their 4-wall home and between the desks in their office.
Are you one of them?
When was the last time you traveled?
When was the last time you took a break and explored the miracles that surround us?
Of course, sadly, you aren’t alone.
Here are 5 lame excuses people – including you – give on why they won’t travel:
(We bet #5 is your biggest excuse!)
1. “I don’t have the time”
So, you have the time to spend hours with friends on outings.
You have the time to watch endless episodes of Stranger Things and GoT.
You have the time to just chill and do nothing.
And you don’t have the time to venture on a life-altering journey?
Lack of time is a very common excuse people give. If ultra-successful individuals like Richard Branson can travel every once in a while, others can too.
You have enough time. People have enough time. What they lack is intent.
2. “I don’t have anyone to travel with”
Heard of solo traveling?
Yes. It’s good to have your BFFs with you. But then he has his own things going on. She might not much care about traveling. They might have their own reasons.
Letting their “reasons” stop you from traveling is absurd.
It’s okay if you don’t have anyone to travel with. Travel alone.
Believe you us – going on a trip alone could be more interesting, exciting and prideful.
Recommended Read: 37 Quick Tips to Make Your First Solo Trip Fun (And Safe)
3. “I am scared”
Foremost, you aren’t *exactly* scared. Our brain mistakes excitement with fear.
But even if you’re scared or feeling anxious, it’s only natural to feel that way. This is likely your first trip. And if you’re traveling alone, the feelings will be much stronger.
However, is that good enough of a reason why you shouldn’t take the step and do what you want to do?
When you’re trying something new, it will be scary. You have to bypass that obstacle anyway and move ahead.
Once you’re actually out of your home and traveling, all the fear will fade.
4. “I don’t know how to do it all by myself”
Admittedly, planning a trip is much more than what it looks from afar. And this overwhelms many to an extent that they choose not to travel in the first place. Don’t be one of them!
If you don’t know how to do it all by yourself, research.
Pick a few destinations and do some research – about the place, the people, sights to see, hotels to stay in, more. The earliest you start the planning process and the more research you do, the better.
Also, for more help, it’s always a good idea to work along with a reputed tour and travel agency.
5. “I don’t have that much money”
Here’s the biggest revelation: Traveling doesn’t cost as much as many people think it does.
All you’ve got to do is know a thing or two about budget planning.
Choose a non-expensive destination (like Thailand), avoid luxury suites, don’t visit posh restaurants and control your shopping impulse – these are some measures that can keep your trip within the budget.
Moreover, if you’re making your bookings in advance, it can save you a lot.
So, don’t point to your bank account as the reason why you can’t travel. You have enough money to afford a good and memorable traveling experience.
Of course, there are plenty more excuses – from “it’s not safe” to “I have too many responsibilities on me”.
In reality, if you really want to travel, no excuse is bigger than that intent.
But then again, why wouldn’t you want to travel in the first place?
Do you not want to see the beautiful places that this world has to offer?
Moreover, even science has confirmed the seamless benefits of traveling on physical and mental health.
So, slay your excuses and plan your trip. Today. Now.