The Dutch have a saying “He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him.” Life on the road is a lot easier than you think. It’s the decision to take that step out the door that is the hardest part because it requires the most change. You’re leaving your old life for a new one. I know what it is like – I’ve been there many times but travel is a very rewarding experience and you shouldn’t let fear hold you back. Below are some uplifting and inspiring posts to help you on your journey.
Five years is a long time to be on the road. Five years spent living out of your backpack, with no permanent home or address. I never thought I was going to travel that long but I did. Here’s how five years on the road inspired me.
People always put off traveling because it’s never the right time. There is always a reason to go tomorrow but it will never be perfect. There will always be something that comes up or isn’t right. Here’s why now is the best time to travel.
There are going to be a lot of cynics in your life. Naysayers who will pounce on your dreams and tell you why it can’t be done. People who tell you the world is unsafe or you don’t have the skills to make it happen. Don’t let people get you down and prove them wrong.
Travel makes you a much more awesome person by teaching you about the world, the people in it, pushing your boundaries, and trying new things. In traveling the world, you learn about yourself and what you are capable of. Be the person you imagine yourself to be.
A lot of people think that long term travelers are running away from their problems. Is that really true? Are we…am I…just running away from life? Not at all. We’re running away from what society tells us we’re supposed to do. (This websites most popular article.)
I met a girl at a bar who wanted to go to Ireland but, afterwards, I could tell she and her boyfriend weren’t going to follow my tips. Here is how not to end up like Jessica, get motivated, organize a trip, save money, and make all your travel dreams become a reality.
Don’t think you have the time to travel because you work full time? I disagree. You have more time than you think. This article highlights all the ways you can travel when you work full time (more than you think!).
Many believe they will never be able to travel because of money. They believe travel is for the rich and when you believe that, you don’t look for the ways to make travel happen. Here’s how to change that mindset.