I’m going to share with you 5 reasons why you should not wait till you’re 50 to travel, based on our opinions. Everyone dream of traveling the world. Although, only certain people make it happen. There is always an endless reasons why a person does not start traveling. Most of the time, people think they will have enough money to do it when they are old but the future is uncertain. So, let’s talk about
5 reasons why you should not wait to travel!
The young and reckless 20’s
In your 20’s, you can afford to be reckless. If you happen to slip, you will just laugh about it and would not get any bad aches. However, it’s a different case when you’re in your 50’s, you might end up in need of a medical attention. When you’re traveling in your 20’s, you can go on a theme park and enjoy each ride without the fear of getting a heart attack. Explore 4 different malls and the aches will disappear in the morning.
I couldn’t say the same for the 50’s though. Little things like this makes it an entirely different experience and if you wait till you’re 50 to travel, you will end up wondering how it feels like to be young and reckless in the country you’re visiting.
In your 50’s, you cannot afford to travel cheap. Cheap traveling means backpacking, staying in hostels, walking long distance, and even getting in and out of different mode of transportation to reach a destination.
When you’re traveling in your 50’s, you wouldn’t want those hassle while traveling. So, you book your trip via travel agents which cost 2x more than traveling on your own. How does one explore the world when everything cost 2x more than it should?
In your 20’s, you don’t have much commitment (if you haven’t tie the knot and have a little you). The commitments that most of the 20’s suffer from is student loans. Therefore, whatever the amount of salary left after paying those loans is for you to enjoy eating out, going out with your friends and savings (as if).
When you’re 50 you have a lot of commitments. Health insurance, housing loan, and your kid’s college tuition fees. Of course by then, your salary is higher but you will be drenched by all of your commitments and overworked yourself. Some might just give up and opt to use the money for their commitments rather than traveling.
In your 50’s, you don’t travel for self-development. You’re already a developed being with all of your roller coaster life experiences. You travel to relax and unwind. This is a crucial phase for the 20’s.
When traveling, one will learn to be independent and even overcome their fears. Through all the experiences, you will gain the confidence and strength you need to get through life challenges. Plus, you will have plenty of stories to tell your kids to encourage them when you’re 50.
Traveling gives a person different perspective. It doesn’t matter if a person is in their 20’s or 50’s, one can never be too old for new ideas and inspirations. Although, to be able to get those ideas and inspirations earlier in life is so much better. It is beneficial and might just transform a person’s life.
Everyone is told to study, obtain good grades, graduate and land on a good job. Including us. Nevertheless, we know that is not all that life have to offer. There’s a whole world waiting to be explored out there. Tbh, our first time traveling together is a huge stepping stone for us. We save our money and travel solely on our own expense. After each travel, we gain the courage to explore more and learn how to budget. That’s when we start our journey to travel one country at a time. You should do it too!