Wondering what the best time to travel is? Should you wait until you’re retired or until your kids are older? Should you try to see the world before you settle down and have children? Or should you just keep putting it off until tomorrow? Definitely not. The answer to what’s the best time to travel is now. Right now.
Travel while you’re young and able. Don’t wait for a better time. There will always be an excuse or reason NOT to travel, and the perfect time doesn’t really exist.
You might think you can’t afford it or think you have too many responsibilities. You might be crazy busy at work or think your children are too young to travel with. All of these things are just excuses. They’re things keeping you back from seeing the world.
I’m not suggesting everyone should quit their jobs, sell their houses and take off to travel the world indefinitely. I do know, however, that everyone can sandwich a little more travel into their lives.
Whether it’s a 2 night city break, a week in the sunshine or 2 weeks train travel through Europe, there’s something for everyone. It doesn’t have to be as dramatic as flying to the other side of the world to explore – it can be as simple as spending a few nights in a nearby city.
Travel has been proven to be one of the most rewarding things people can do in their lives. It relieves stress, provides a break from every day life and can leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. And who wouldn’t want that?
Travel also allows us to see and do new things. It allows us to experience different cultures and languages. To have our breath taken away as we see a stunning new landscape or piece of architecture.
People work all their lives towards retirement, many with the idea that they’ll travel a lot when they do retire. What they don’t think about is that they might not be fit and able enough to do it all when they get there. Health problems, money issues or anything else might get in the way.
It always fascinates me and makes me a little sad when people say things like ‘one day I’ll go to Asia’, when the look in their eyes says they know fine well they won’t. Don’t let that be you. Start planning today so you can visit the places you want to and achieve the things you wish for.