Traveling is costly. In between the air tickets and hotel accommodations you have to pay for, you will surely end up spending a lot. This is also why a lot of people suspend their plans to travel up until they are already financially capable.
The truth is that it is in your best interest to travel while you are still broke. There are a lot of things that you will learn. Here are some reasons to convince you not to cancel your plan to travel just because you are broke.
You become resourceful
There are ways for you to lessen the cost when you are traveling. You are just too lazy to find these resources when you have the financial capability. For instance, Couchsurfing allows you to not spend anything for accommodation since someone can host you during the trip. Instead of hiring a tour guide, a local can help bring you to different places. When you are not broke, you won’t bother finding the perfect match for couchsurfing.
You remain healthy
This does not mean you won’t eat when traveling but you eat less. You feel like you want to eat everything when you have money, but when you don’t, you are careful with what you spend your money on. Add to that the need to take a taxi all the time. You are too lazy to walk. When you are broke, you have no choice but to find the cheapest way and walking is one of them. This makes you stay healthy throughout the trip.
You won’t buy what you don’t need
Have you tried traveling where you keep buying items just because they seem novel to you or they simply look cute? When you arrive home, you realize you don’t need them at all. When you don’t have a lot of money to spend, you are forced to just live within your means. You don’t go beyond what you have and let go of things you don’t really need.
You can make the trip a reality
There is nothing wrong in saving up for a trip. The problem is that you keep saving money but you keep spending it on other things as well. You end up not doing anything because you have a goal to achieve financially and you never achieve it. When you go for the chance to travel even when you are broke, any trip that you have in mind can happen. You just have to go for it and worry later.
You become more confident
Imagine walking the streets of London or Amsterdam where the cost of living is too high. Despite everything that you need to pay for, you still made it until the end. This teaches an important lesson that you can make anything happen. It does not matter what you face in life. If you are determined, you will make it possible.
Given these reasons, you just have to make this trip a reality. Money will just come back but the opportunity might go away.
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