6 Solid Reasons to Stop Making Excuses and Travel NOW


  1. Become a more tolerant person- You may have never experienced life as a minority, and think that life is easy. Other countries have different standards and practices that you won’t understand. When you travel to that country with your countries habits embedded in your daily actions, you’ll stick out like a sore thumb. Being in a country that you don’t particularly fit in will teach you to have patience with those who are different than you. Embrace the foreign culture and attempt to ‘Do as the Romans Do’. You may get awkward stares, but you will get the full experience. The best part is learning what it’s like to walk a mile in some uncomfortable foreign shoes, and still treating everyone with kindness.
    Peace, dude!
  2. You’ll be smarter- Sitting in a geography classroom will never teach you as much as visiting a new country. I spent years reading about Italy, but knew almost nothing useful as I stepped foot off the plane. Five days later when I boarded to head home, my mind was saturated with knowledge of practical Italian culture. When you face an experience it in real life, it leaves the kind of imprint that lasts much longer than one you’d get cramming for a test. Plus, it’s a lot more fun!

    Beautiful sunrise on the Amalfi Coast, Italy. Incredibly beautiful location that taught me tons about Italy.

    Beautiful sunrise on the Amalfi Coast, Italy. Incredibly beautiful location that taught me tons that I never could have imagined learning in a classroom.

  3. New Experiences– Sure there are tons of things to do in your home country, but is your country best for everything? No! If there was a country that had the best of everything forever, everyone would move there. Skiing is world-renowned in the Alps. Some of the best diving is in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The best wind surfing can be done in the Canary Islands. Try something new in an unfamiliar place and feel your life change.

    Triking over North Shore, Hawaii

    Triking over North Shore, Hawaii

  4. Step out of your ‘Comfort Zone’– I always refer to the comfort zone as the complacent zone. This is because there is usually no growth without a bit of discomfort. Doing new things that you might be afraid of doing makes you a more resilient person mentally. If you could face your fears and jump out of that perfectly functioning airplane, what can’t you do? Overcoming fears are what makes you feel like living, rather than just existing. What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
  5. You’re not getting any younger– “The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do” If everyone waited until the ‘perfect time’ fell into their laps, nothing would ever happen. Dreamers wouldn’t be doers. If you want something to happen, make it happen. You’re only getting older and gaining more commitments. While you’re young, make it happen. It’s much easier when you’re single and don’t have kids. Don’t waste your life away with a job you don’t want to afford a house you don’t need. Follow your dreams and reap the benefits for as long as you can.
    Yummy Drink
  6. You’ll learn about yourself– When you put yourself out there as much as you will be travelling, you’re bound to discover something new about yourself. Worst case scenario, you learn you don’t enjoy travelling. Many people discover they have a deep-embedded addiction to adventure. They return home only to feel a longing for a place not yet discovered. Maybe you learn you enjoy lounging around more than trekking. Maybe you realize, like me, that you are the epitome of an introvert. No matter what travelling will open your eyes to a world you never knew existed.

    I also discovered Italians do breakfast the best!

    I also discovered Italians do breakfast the best!

  7. Bonus– You’ll have a way cooler Instagram account than all your friends due to the beautiful scenery you encounter globetrotting!
Tropical Paradise

Tropical Paradise

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World traveler. Health nut. Adrenaline Addict. Pilot. Scuba Diver. Surfer. Lover. "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone"

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