Last Monday I asked all of you living paycheck to paycheck if you’d spend all of your savings on a once in a lifetime trip. I was suprised that most of you would – or at least strongly consider it.
James, who voted ‘no’ and wouldn’t spend his savings for one trip made a good case for his position.
Would I like to see immense glaciers and cute penguins? Yes. But I’d rather be prudent with my resources and take OTHER trips, (cheap fares and hostels to Europe, long weekends in Mexico, etc) and have more experiences and memories filled in throughout a year than one giant trip…
It reminds me of honeymoons. Couples always take one big lavish trip to Rio or the Bahamas – and they make it seem as though they could never go anywhere ever again upon returning.
According to another poll I ran late last year, the global economic downturn hasn’t effected your travel plans too much and many are making the most of it.
For me it would depend on how much my life savings consisted of…i.e do I have enough money for my “trip of a lifetime” to actually last a lifetime!! To be honest, at 25 (26 on Saturday – let the depression begin hehe) I don’t think I have this much money – unless i win the £84million Euromillions lottery on Friday! x
That’s right. I’m tempted into doing it. But there are lots of other ways wherein you can enjoy more than one extravagant trip with your life savings. The best thing is to be doing that with your loved one.
It’s basically spending your lifeline and taking the risk that you can make up the money – before you need it for something more pressing!
Tempting for sure – and everyone’s once in a lifetime is different. Now what if it’s a once in a lifetime for a loved one…hmm interesting scenario. It’s often harder to say ‘no’ to others!