We always have excuses for why we can’t do something. Today I’m going to make excuses for why you can do something. There are many excuses for why we can’t go traveling. On the other hand, there are even more excuses for going travelling right now.
What are the best excuses to start traveling right now?
Attend a unique sporting event.
This is going to sound ridiculous for anyone that doesn’t follow sports, but a sporting event can be the BEST excuse to travel. How many times can you see a NASCAR race? How many times can you attend a WrestleMania? How much times in your life can you see the World Cup? Saving money is important, but certain moments are priceless. I attended a UFC show and let me tell you that it was the most amazing experience. It’s just one of those things that you’ll never forget. I plan on attending the Euro Cup when it comes to Poland next year because I have family there.
Is there a unique sporting event that you really want to catch? Start saving and planning right now.
We all have family in different parts of the world. I used my recent Euro-trip as an excuse to visit my grandparents in Poland. It was great to see everyone because it’s unfortunate how rarely we get to see family in life. If you have any family in a different part of this planet, why don’t you go and visit them?
Live in a different country.
When you live in the same place for your whole life you never challenge yourself. Hanging out with the same people and following the same routine won’t get you anywhere and you won’t grow. The greatest growing experience is to live in another place for an extended time. This when you really see what you’re made of.
Meet new people.
Are you tired of hanging out with the same people? When you travel you’re frequently meeting new people and running into new situations. You never know when a complete stranger at the hostel can become your new best friend. What are you afraid of?
Learn a new language.
Have you been keen on the idea of finally learning another language? There’s no better way to learn a language than to actually live in that country. When you live in the country you’re forced to speak the language on a daily basis and you’re going to learn quick. There’s only so much you can learn from listening to language podcasts online.
Traveling isn’t all about spending money. You can work abroad as a teacher or any other gig. This will give you a chance to make some money while you get away from home. A win-win if you ask me.
It’s cheaper to live in another country.
If you can’t keep up with your bills, maybe it’s because you’re living in the wrong place. It is significantly cheaper to live in many places abroad, compared to North America. When you travel you’ll see just how cheap it is to get by in another country.
Do you have enough excuses to start traveling right now? What are you waiting for? Pay down your credit card debt and live life on your own terms.
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