People think traveling is only for the rich. That you must stay at an expensive penthouse and have room service every night to feel like you’re on vacation. Did you know traveling can be inexpensive and you don’t have to make a lot of money to see the world? People all over the world are ditching their 9-5 jobs, houses etc. to. live more with less. Living smaller lives to travel big is the quickest way to make your desire for traveling happen sooner than later.
Here are five reasons why you should at least think about seeing the world now than wait until you’re retired.
Traveling teaches life experiences.
You can learn life experiences at a regular job, but the benefits are less than if you meet different people everyday and learn experiences from first hand contact with the world.
Learn more about yourself and other cultures.
Traveling in my opinion makes people well rounded. You learn other ways of life besides what you are familiar with everyday and this unconsciously stimulates your growth as a human being.
Adaptable to different life situations.
Life throws curveballs at us all the time. If you are alive you will go through avoidable struggles that are outside of your control. Learning to adapt to other cultures teaches you to think on a broader spectrum. Generally you have an understanding that it’s not all about you when you are facing life hurdles.
It teaches patience and humility.
Learning a new language can be the most humbling experience known to man. Being in an unfamiliar place and having to ask for help to do normal things can be a bit intimidating. It teaches you to connect with others and to be humble because at the end of the day we need others to survive.
It creates opportunities.
Traveling can open the door to not only learn more about who you are, but it can attract opportunities you’ve never thought you would be interested in. For example, you may find while during your travels you like to write about your experiences with trying new foods. This may open the door to an opportunity to have a blog or start a social media page that can lead to success. You never know right?
Quitting your job and exploring the world can be risky and not for everyone. If you are thinking about it, weigh out the pros and cons and research if it is right for you.