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Really interesting and good article. I don’t necessarily agree with the part that says “travel rarely ranks high against material possessions”. For some people, OK, a whole lot of people, this may be true. But if a person really loves to travel so much they WILL put it above material possessions that are not necessary. Speaking for myself, I could care less about have fancy things, a new car, fancy wardrobe, etc. I would rather just have the things I need (basic car, clothing, etc.) so that I can save as much as I can for travel. This does not mean that I deprive myself of things I need, it just means I know where spending my money will make me happy and content.
At the end of the day, it really depends on the person- everyone’s situation is different in life. I know people who didn’t start to travel until in there 30’s and 40″s. I know a few retired couples in there 60’s who are seeing the world. I agree that as you get older responsibilities pile up (mortgage, kids, work, etc.) and I definitely would not want to put travelling on hold until I am retired. But again, it depends on the person. You can be just an adventurous when your older as you are in your 20’s. I agree that travelling while your young and full of energy is optimal, but hey, not everyone can do that due to various reasons. And some people have to put it of until later in life.
Yes, life has lots of distractions and choices pulling you in different directions, that is very true. But if something is important enough to you chances are you can find a way to make it happen. It might mean cutting down in other areas of life. We all have choices to make about how we spend our time and money, and at the end of the day, its about doing what what brings you the most amount of satisfactions and contentment.
My parents instilled a love of travel in me as a child, and I have made it a priority in my adult life. People are always telling me how lucky I am that I get to travel, but it’s not about luck…it’s a lifestyle choice. I’ve sacrificed plenty of other things so that I can see the world. I appreciate your thoughts–great post!
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Amazing photos anda great article Dave and Deb… Congratulations
After 6 years traveling I understood that I’m traveling addicted and it spread my soul too widely. One day I felt like I’m a person without my spot. Now i’m happy to be at home with my family doing my favorite work. I think it’s just our choice at every moment. We should listen our needs.
Nic, glad you liked the post. I like your website; looks like you two have gone on some great adventures!
That’s Great! You are going to have such an awesome time. There is always time to make money, there is not always time to travel.
Such a great article, I think a lot of people think ‘Oh I will travel when I retire’ or ‘I will travel when the kids leave home’, there is always an excuse because people see travel as a luxury that can be postponed rather than something that can not only enhance your life but enhance you as a person. I am 28 and I quit my job in 9 days to travel, I don’t own a house or anything but I am OK with that because I know that if I don’t travel now, I never will.
love this post, this is the reason we have decided to quit our jobs and travel now. I see the idea of retirement as a huge risk, you are putting a risky bet on being able to do everything you ever wanted towards to later stages of life…I would rather cash out now and live whilst I still know I can.
Thanks Suze! Glad you enjoyed the article!
This is such a thought provoking article! I agree that we shouldn’t wait until we’re retired to travel, who knows what is round the corner health-wise so we should get our travel in while we can, and adapting to new cultures and situations can help us to stay young
Suze | LuxuryColumnist
Yah i agree with your thoughts that you must adopt the surrounding while travelling 🙂 Thank you for sharing
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