It happens to me every time I am on Facebook and see that people are at the beach, Costa Rica, Mexico, and now ITALY and I say to myself:
“Why didn’t I go?”
People ask me all the time to go places. Why do I hesitate? I am writing a travel blog , right?
I should travel!
Every time I have an idea and put it out to friends and family I always hear some variation of the same excuses:
- “wow that sounds awesome! I wish I could do that”
Then do it. Why would you talk about doing things and not do them? Life is too short. I truly believe that if you have the means and plan accordingly you can go anywhere. What is stopping you?
- “I don’t have the money”
I am a teacher. I don’t make that much money, but I always make time for a getaway. It may be a weekend trip with the kids or going to a spa with a friend. I know that these trips take MONEY, but if you plan for them, you should have enough.I do know people who go into debt enjoying a vacation. I have never done that. If I cannot afford it. I. don’t. go
- “oh..that place is dangerous”
I have never been afraid to go anywhere. I don’t exactly know why, but I have no anxiety when I am exploring. I just don’t think about it. I guess I feel like there is danger everywhere. I don’t think there are any countries that are outright hostile to travelers. The more I have traveled, the safer I feel. Don’t get me wrong, I will NOT be booking a flight to Afghanistan, but there are so many other options.
- “I like just staying at home”
What? Staying at home I just do not understand. I grew up in a very small town where everyone knows your business. As soon as I was college aged I left and never returned. I could not wait to get out of there! I still have that feeling today. A trip to Target just does not cut it anymore. I want to see things, learn things, and experience things.
- ” I will go on vacation when my kids get bigger”
I also do understand the “kid factor” even through I do not have kids of my own. But I think your kids are better off if you go and enjoy time away from them. Don’t you?