One of the things I hope to accomplish here on True Colours is to inspire people to travel, to see the world in front of us, to open ourselves up to all the amazing things that exist out there beyond our doors. And one of the things that I hear a lot from people in my every day life as well as readers are all the reasons why they can’t travel. I hear all the things holding them back, all the things in our lives that we have the power to change but most never will. The part of that I won’t accept is that there is always a way if you make it a priority and rearrange things to make it work. So while I’ve done many posts before on how to make it happen, from how to fly to Europe cheaply to getting around Europe on a budget and from ways to save money while traveling to credit cards that can help you save money on trips, I’ve not touched much on the reasons why you should book that ticket and take the trip you’ve always wanted to.
There are always going to be obstacles in our lives but finding a way to work around them and figuring out what your priorities are will help you get to the point of booking that ticket to wherever it is you want to go and here’s why you should!
The biggest push to book that ticket and see those places you’ve always dreamed of is the fact that we don’t know what will happen in the future. We could get sick, lose abilities to travel or have major life events come up that make traveling harder. Today is what we have in front of us and if you want to see the world, don’t wait around to make it happen, make plans to do it as soon as you can.
One of the things I hear a lot is, “oh that will be there for years and I can see it later” and while for many places that might be true, there is a lot of the world that might not always bee there to see later. Places that are old already and may be crumbling, world monuments that might fall apart over the years of use or even countries that may be falling apart politically. There are places in the world that I long to see but due to political unrest may not be the same when we see them down the road. Don’t bank on those dream destinations always being there because there are lots of reasons why they may not be there down the road.
Traveling the world opens you up to lessons that you can’t learn any other way. Lessons in tolerance, in language, in experience can be used everywhere in your day to day life as well and will help you become a better person and a better citizen. Traveling only enriches your life and will offer you lessons and experience to fulfill you in ways you never thought possible!