If you’re ready to break out of your comfort zone and embrace a nomadic way of life, take a leaf out of our Head-Tripper Siddharth’s trip to Indonesia.
Life is short – we have limited time to do the things that we really want to do. It’s also a voyage — or a sack of coins that are yours alone to spend. (Those are my metaphors for life, anyways.) And it’s supposed to be fun. For a lot of people like Siddharth, that means not waiting until retirement to travel but rather getting out there and exploring now.
Basically, these excuses mean you’ll never get on the road. Because at every stage of your life, you’ll be able to find a reason why it can’t work for you. It will never be the right time to travel.
“I understand not wanting to travel alone, I didn’t want to do it either, until I decided that I really just had to travel and it had to happen prior to turning 65. I knew my friends couldn’t do it with me — they had jobs and other commitments they didn’t want to leave, and so did just about everyone else I asked. Sometimes, the dream to travel will be yours alone, and that means you have to do it by yourself if you’re going to do it at all.”
Every problem seems insurmountable at the time, but there are ways to get around those obstacles that keep you from traveling, no matter what. Save up, break the news to your parents, do your research so that you (and they) will be less worried, and let everyone else’s opinion stay with them.
“It’s your bag of coins, and your life. Get out there and spend it how you want to!”