We all have reasons that are stopping us from traveling. It is easier to put off things for later using some lame excuses. Obviously, you are the main obstacle that you have to deal with. Sometimes you put your fist down and decide to do something about it. You start researching on places and deals and exploring destinations. But the energy fades off and you return back to your normal boring life. This is something which every rookie faces including me. It took me an year to take off for my First Solo Trip. I had my share of insecurities of travelling alone. I kept on recreating problems that I might face instead of focusing upon that unique experience of Solo Travel. So instead of drooling over your friends vacation pics, get out there and click your own. Below are the possible reasons that stop you from traveling.
Fear of Travelling Alone:
To be honest, before I took off for my First Solo Trip I had never met another Solo Traveler in person. All the knowledge I had about Solo Travel was from other travel blogs. I did not even take any advice or tips from anyone I knew. I just booked my tickets and went off. But I was not afraid, I was just excited because everything that was going to happen would be new and unique. I had never been so positive in my life. I learnt that traveling alone doesn’t mean you are going to be alone all along the trip. I asked for help from locals when I was stuck, I made friends in the hostel. Everyone needs to travel alone once in their life. Just give it a try. If you don’t like it, take a friend next time.
This is a common reason you get to hear. If the Travelling Chaiwala can’t inspire you to start a travel fund, then probably nothing will. If you really want to make it happen then you will definitely find a way. Maybe a few Saving Tips can help.
Should I even explain this part. Your parents always have you inside their over-protective net. They expect you to lead a conventional life like they are doing, as per society’s guidelines. They are always worried about the money part. They believe in investing in materialistic possessions than in experiences. It is always difficult to bring your parents in terms with your idea of travelling. Well you can remind your parents about what people your age typically spend their hard earned money on – clothes, makeup, fast cars, drinking beers and electronic knick-knacks. Let them know what kind of investment you will be making when you spend your money on traveling to your dream destination. The memories you make and the knowledge that you gain can never be broken, stolen from you or ever go out of style.
This excuse is really outdated. With so many language apps and translators at your disposal, this is hardly a problem now. You can also get the chance to learn a few common phrases in a new language.
This can be an issue when you are traveling alone. Well you have already made it to the point where you are reading this blog, which is because you have succeeded in avoiding deadly situations on a daily basis. So just keep doing the same while traveling. Having said that, you may have to hone your ninja skills a bit as traveling to a different country is a lot different from roaming around in your backyard. An extensive research on the places you are travelling to can sort this one out. You can take up a travel insurance which covers up for any emergency medical expenses and baggage loss.
Well these were the reasons I had before I took my First Solo Trip. Well I have put them to rest. Maybe you should too.