Most of us are lazy when it comes to travelling. Everyone wants to travel, to visit amazing places, beautiful sights, but how many of you said a Saturday evening with some friends and holding a beer in your hand to make a trip? I’m sure that most of you did. How many of you actually prepared that trip? How many of you tried to transform that brilliant idea into a reality? It is really expensive, someone said. I don’t have time, said another one. I don’t know the language, replied a third one. All those excuses mean the same: I am really comfortable at home, it is a great idea, but I won’t be the one who prepares it.
In a few years you will all regret that you didn’t make those trips come true. It is said that people regret most the things that they didn’t do, than the ones they actually did, and a trip around the world is a perfect example of it. We are losing the opportunities of having amazing adventures with our friends, new experiences.
Why should you travel? First of all, because it is easier than you think. It is not that hard to plan the route, because there are many websites that can help you to prepare your trip, which can advise you about the places to visit or the accommodation to stay. You will meet incredible people, people you wouldn’t have met from your sofa, nice people who will help you for no reason, because at the beginning of their trip they were in the same position as you are now, people who will become really important in your lives and people who visit all around the world. You will eat some food that you didn’t know existed and you will taste new flavours that you will love. You will learn languages, almost basic words like hello, thank you or maybe how to introduce yourself; you will discover skills that you have and you didn’t realize, you will have to become creative, you will have to know how to use your limited resources in order to do everything you wanted. You will learn things that are not taught at school, you will learn new perspectives of life, how do foreign people live, new habits or traditions that are really different from the ones that you are used to, and cool stories to explain, some of them will be so amazing that it will look like brought out from fiction movies; an opportunity to become closer to your friends, because it is said that your friends know all of your stories, but your best friends were by your side while living them; and you will realize how lucky you are because you come from nice houses in where you always have food in the fridge and a roof over your head. You will do things you never imagined you could do, experience feelings you had never experienced before. You will see animals and vegetables you only watched on National Geographic channel or much better, you didn’t even know they existed.
But the main problem while doing a trip like this is always the same, the money. Of course you have to earn some money to do it, but it is cheaper than you think, because what you will learn, can’t be measured by money.
So my advise is to forget all the reasons why it won’t work and believe the one reason why it will.