You might have canceled your trip several times because you always end up without enough finances to push through with the plans. However, according to some people, it is better to continue with your plans when you are broke.
One of the reasons why it is an advantage is because you know you don’t have a lot to spend. In fact, whatever it is that you are spending for this trip, you are borrowing it from someone else. You may also take out a loan just to make it happen.
On the other hand, when you have a lot to spend, you will keep on buying things you don’t need. You will book a hotel that is way more than what you can afford. You will also head to destinations that were not even in your plans before.
Another reason is that when you are at the bottom, it seems like you really don’t have a lot of options left. This is good. You won’t have to select the best place to travel or the best mode of transportation. You can make up your mind right away given your financial limitations.
Be more strategic
During the trip, you will also learn skills you can never learn elsewhere. For instance, you might learn how to haggle just to get things at a lower price. You become street smart because of this experience. Later on, you can use these skills if you apply for a job.
Another benefit is that you open yourself to possibilities. You understand that you won’t have enough money for emergencies. You will find a way when push comes to shove. You might even find a part time job along the way just to have enough money.
You will be more humble
There are times when you go out on a trip just to take photos and post them online. Your goal is to make others envious of your experience. Traveling broke means you won’t necessarily have those images to brag about. Instead, you will have better experiences that will teach you humility. You will interact with the locals more. You will learn how to eat local dishes that are cheaper. These are just some of the things you won’t learn if you have a lot of money with you during the trip.
There is no right moment
In the end, you will just keep pushing back on the dates because you think now is not the right time. The truth is that there really is no right time. Each time is a difficult time if you are to consider your financial issues.
However, if you will push for the trip regardless of your financial stability, you can make it happen. You will just face the problems later on. Besides, money is fluid. You can still find a way to recover what you have lost. You would rather spend now and have your questions answered than regret later since you have not done anything to make your dreams a reality.
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2nd image from https://www.globotreks.com/the-travel-effect/9-reasons-to-travel-when-youre-young/