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Some people don’t care to travel, and that’s fine. But, more often than not, I hear people say that they want to travel, but they are waiting for the right time. They are waiting until they have more money. Until they are older. Until the children are older. Until the children have left the nest. Until they’ve found a new job. Until the car is paid for. Until the mortgage is paid for. Until retirement. Until retirement. Until retirement.
Don’t wait. Start now. Cultivate the travel bug now.
Traveling isn’t only for the rich and it isn’t only for the $10-a-day backpackers. You can travel with children. You can travel on a budget. You can travel with disabilities. You can travel in groups. You can travel solo.
I sometimes do wacky things like go to Hong Kong for one day or India for four days. That’s certainly not for everyone. I often say that, with the help of credit cards, and savvy research, my travel style is affordable luxury or traveling on the highest level on the least amount of money. But that’s my style and it need not be yours.
As many of you know, I’ve had to curtail some of my travel recently because my parents have been having many medical issues. Yes, I still found time to travel, but other plans were canceled due to family medical emergencies. Vacation days were spent not on planes, but on trains and taxis going to the suburbs to visit or stay with my family.
This is not meant as a woe-is-me-I-can’t-travel-because-mom-or-dad-is-sick but more as a message: Go and travel now! Don’t wait for the perfect time to travel or the perfect place to travel to or even the perfect person to travel with! Don’t wait! No one knows what tomorrow will bring!
If travel isn’t your thing, go and do whatever it is that you enjoy now. Find your passion, and don’t be afraid to invest in it. It’s your life and you’re worth it!
You are allowed and entitled to find your happiness.
Even on dark days and even on days of reflection.
p.s. Won’t Run says that he approves of this message.
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