According to last weeks’ poll, the majority of you are planning on traveling the world one day and some of you will be leaving soon. Unfortunately many people who makes plans to travel the world never do and, as they say, “life gets in the way.” This list is only a beginning, I’d like for you to add to it with some helpful comments where you find it lacking – but here are 7 reasons you won’t travel the world.
- You are comfortable at your job.
- You think it’s expensive and don’t know how to pay for it.
- You don’t know where you’d go.
- You’ll miss your family and friends.
- You have kids or will soon.
- You don’t know what your significant other will say.
- You will travel the world but maybe a few years from now.
I don’t want to be negative or pessimistic so later this week I’ll examine how to overcome these obstacles (and the ones you add) so that you can, really travel the world either as part of a round the world trip or extended global journey.
[photo by: yuan2003]
Related to point 1, some of my friend have said that they fear taking a career break as they would not be able to return to a similar position when they return (assuming of course that that is still what they want to do when they return).
It’s especially tough if you like your job – which may or may not be waiting for you when you return.
Love the traveling, but hate the planning! >.<
You are so busy in life that you don’t have time.
It’s hard to leave the ‘real world’!
That’s me many years ago. I always had an excuse. . . Usually it was because I had joined another band and had to buy more gear!
At least they were cool excuses in my book!
Point 1. You don’t get holidays?
2. It’s called saving!
3. Never looked at a post card and said I’d like to go there? Buy a map
and a dart.
4. They’ll still be there when you get back. Better still, take them
with you, its more fun. They could help with point 3.
5. Family holidays are fun too. also helps with point 3.
6. Talk to them, Most people say “you lucky thing going overseas” People
want to go on holiday. your S.O. can help with point 2 and point 3.
7. Set a date and a savings plan.
These are all excuses not reasons! Fear of the unknown is usually more the problem. My In-Laws had never traveled so we took them with us (point 4) now they hardly stay at home (except for point 2).
Straight to the point, I like that. I think most people who have these reasons (or excuses) would love to play devil’s advocate. I think fear of breaking routines is a big part of the problem.
On top of that saving money for a significant time is hard for a lot of people. Doesn’t have to be though.
Planning to join the merchant navy so my job won’t be a problem 😀
Sounds like a great way to get around the world! Happy travels…