In this, I am going to discuss the pros and cons of taking time off to travel the world. Even the bravest souls have enough doubts to kick the idea down the road until next year. For those of you who are still in school, not only do you have to convince yourself that’s a good reason, you also to convince your parents. Here’s a list of reasons why people should travel the world.
Life is short
The sad truth is death can come to any of us at any time, and when it does, you want to make sure that you don’t have any regrets. That’s what your bucket list is all about, things that you want to do before you kick the bucket, the bucket being a metaphor for your life-ending.
Beyond that, the older you get, the harder it is to take time off. Life keeps throwing new pressures at you: first, get in a good school, then get a good job, promotion, family, kids, and a home. Sooner or later, you’ve realized that your whole life has passed by and you haven’t done the one thing that you wanted to do: travel.
More time, less money
When it comes to travel, having enough time is more important than having enough money. The older you get, the more money you have, but you have less time. So now that you’re young, you might be broke, but you’ve got time. No matter what age you are, just realize that it is easier to put your life on pause now than it will ever be again.
Travel is experience
There’s only so much you can learn from books, Travel teaches from experience, and experience is the best teacher of all. What better way to learn about history than hiking up Machu Picchu, exploring Angkor Wat at dawn, or wandering ancient Roman ruins? That’s what makes travel so valuable because it opens your mind and broadens your perspectives.
Experience for your career
There’s no reason that travel can’t help you get experience in your career. If you plan to study medicine and become a doctor, why not volunteer to deliver vaccines in a clinic?. If you’re just working to earn cash, why not do it abroad? Seasonal and short-term jobs are a great way to finance long term travel.
Traveling abroad is a great way to learn a new language, an essential asset in our global economy. Why not brush up on your high school Spanish by taking a trip through Latin America? you’ll be fluent in no time. Especially, if you find a local lover. They say the best language teachers.
Travel teaches you one of life’s most important skills: self-reliance. You’ll feel lasting confidence once you’ve been able to navigate India’s train systems or learn enough Chinese to order a meal.
Builds your resume
Besides being the experience of a lifetime, travel can be a great resume builder. Tell your interviewer about the time your backpack got stolen in Bangkok. You had 50 bucks and 48 hours to replace your passport and catch a flight home. That shows resourcefulness and calm under pressure.
Traveling is cheaper
Travel is not as expensive as you think. New planes that are super fuel-efficient are making travel costs really low. Once you’re on the ground, there’s plenty of ways to keep your travel expenses extremely low. Now, just know that you don’t have to break the bank to travel the world.
Take time to travel
Most of the schools will allow you to defer for up to a year, and if you just landed a good job, ask your boss if you can start in a couple of months. Even taking a couple of weeks to travel before diving headfirst into work is worthwhile. But be careful because you might catch the travel bug.
Travel is safe
The world does seem like a dangerous place right now, but most places are totally fine. Parents worry about everything, and whether or not you’re a fully grown man or woman you are still a child to your parents. Parents freak out, but eventually, they will come around.